2015-06-22 (M) Vibrating Distance Sensor

Switch upgrading started with removing the reed switch with a soldering iron and replacing it with a simple tactile switch. Unnecessary leads of the switch were removed. Excess leads would not have interfered with the operation but it seemed cleaner to remove them. The switch was temporarily hot glued in place on the PVC inside the flashlight and tested by moving the flashlight's switch which powered the microprocessor.

Replacement switch

Functional switch

After testing with the switch in place it was taken off and repositioned to account for error. Super Glue was used to fasten the switch in place. When the glue was sufficiently dried the PVC was put back into the flashlight handle and a short bolt was inserted. On the external side of the bolt an acorn nut was fastened. The switch was tested again and worked properly showing that the repositioning worked.

 Switch glued to PVC

First finished vibrating distance sensor with a working switch

Files for Vibrating Distance Sensor:
The OpenSCAD files below are not necessary unless you want to change something

To Do:
  • Get a working switch
    • Solder button into circuit
    • Glue button to PVC
  • Buy appropriate bolts
  • Write instructions
    • Make a linkable parts list

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

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Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2

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2015-06-22 (M)