Motor Controller Circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by felice200, May 11, 2009.

  1. felice200

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 11, 2009
    New to this forum.

    Looking to create a controller. Controller would need:

    1) Current Day/Time
    2) Ability to set a start time(Turn on - Clock wise)
    3) Ability to set a stop time(Turn on - Counter-clock wise)
    4) Ablility to cut power after X seconds for step 2 and 3

    I have a motor that will turn a value. If I had a direct line to the motor, I would turn it on for about 5 seconds. This would open the value. Then I would need to reverse the connections, to get the motor to turn the other way. I can then turn the motor on for about 5 seconds to close the value. Looking to create a motor to due the same task. Any advice? Looking for help on the design and where I might buy the supplies. Thank you.

  2. heavyarms666


    May 16, 2009
    you can buy a cheap digital watch and a microcontroller.. it all cost less than 5$..
  3. mik3

    Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    By value you mean valve?

    A PLC or a smart relay can do the job easily. They might be quite expensive but the work will be neat rather than using discrete components and boards.