Anemomitor Problem Again :(

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by H2OS, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. H2OS

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 7, 2010
    Ok, me again
    We got the "three cup wind catcher" part to work with the reed switch idea :D , but now we have come across another roadblock (another being very emphasized). For the DIRECTION of the wind, were using a 25k potentiometer (which is what the specifications say we need) atatched to a vane. Now, the potentiometer is exactly what the specs say we need, but whenever we hook it up and turn the shaft, we just get random values. Any other kind of part we could use? Preferrably low price as I have to pay for it myself, but im open for all ideas either way.

    And if not another part id love to hear what else we could do to fix it up or otherwise make it work right.

    Thanks in advance
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    We need to see the schematic for the wind direction circuit.
  3. Bernard

    AAC Fanatic!

    Aug 7, 2008
    If your pot has been converted to 360 deg. rotation, one end ground, other with a voltage,V,Then wiper should read a smooth continuous voltage reading from 0 to V; if so problem is in the electronics. Again -need schematic.
  4. coldpenguin

    Active Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Did you connect both sides of the POT, or just the ground or +ve?
  5. retched

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 5, 2009
    Did you get an audio POT or a linear POT?
  6. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    This is probably another case where the schematic is necessary for assistance.