Need assistance with project please

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by scobie_21, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. scobie_21

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    Hi I am trying to make a controller, that will activate a 12v solenoid and cause it to switch on driving an air operated cylinder forward and switching on a flag that then causes another solenoid to switch on and drive another cylinder and so on and so on.

    Would I be better using a microcontroller and if so what type?.

    Any ideas would be greatfully recieved.

    Many thanks for your time.
  2. marcuspurdy

    New Member

    Sep 3, 2010
    a cheap plc from automation direct would do nicely
  3. russ_hensel

    Distinguished Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    An arduino is a nice easy to get main stream development board which would be useful for this and many other projects.