With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
Tell us about yourself!
Right. It's one of those 'classic' pedal switches but not sure they are all wired the same internally between different manufacturers. Here's the link with datasheet for the one I used, as in step 5: https://www.tube-town.net/ttstore/Switch/Footswitch-Standard/Alpha-Footswitch-3PDT-Latching::3695.html all the best.
LEDs and Lighting Class
"Screaming eX" Booster PedalView Instructable »
Nice work, Zhollet!
Propellers will probably give you more thrust, when using the motors from the bilge pumps as compared to the bilge pumps themselves unmodified. Regarding speed, that depends on the drag force on your vessel. Just trying it out is the easiest way forward imo.
Thanks, In my case I used a 12V 7Ah Sealed Lead Acid battery. Both relatively cheap and durable. Long time ago, but I built a custom controller using a Microchip PIC and some mosfets. To control the motors from the arduino, you could do the same. PWM them using mosfet(s). Fairly standard electronic practice. :-)
The thruster in this instructables was intended for small underwater robots, not kayaks. It probably won't be sufficient.
Hi, thanks.I doubt these thrusters will be strong enough for that. Maybe build one and try it out to get a feel for how strong they are.
Thank You! Nice Clip. By Playing with the supply voltage and the resistors to Q2, it is possible to get band-shaped chaos too.
Cool use of a 555! Do you think it is possible to get it somehow working without the comparator (maybe at the cost of reduced regulation precision)?
actually, RC model manufacturers offer many propellers designed for boats, from very small (cms) up to 100mm too. check out Robbe or any other RC parts manufacturer. Eagerly awaiting your results...
Thanks! In all likelihood, a single thruster like I built won't be enough to propel a kayak, maybe 4 of them might do it. I'd say: experiment a little and see. Please post the results here.
Thanks! Also, SPICE models differ a bit per manufacturer, even for the same type of transistor. Even so, indeed the circuit is pretty much foolproof.
Had to restart a few times to get the size right, but it worked out pretty well in the end :-D
The Office Worker's Portable Solar Oven
Yip Yip Costume
Wallbots: Autonomous Magnetic Robots that Traverse Vertical Surfaces
Explosions in GIMP/Photoshop
Make a millefiori USB flash drive jewel
Easy original artworks
Make a Rainbow Canopy for Your Child's Room
FASTEST RECYCLED T-SHIRT TOTE BAG
Make a modern drawing
Turn Yourself Into a Cartoon
How to make Mini Buddies
Arcade Cabinet - Play arcade games old skool
Pac man paper mobile
No Bake Choco-Oatmeal Cookies
Modify Your Boss DS-1
Glowing Alien in a Jar
Build a "Warp", a full-contact combat RC aircraft.
Grow vegetables indoors over winter
6 Terrifying Treats For Your Halloween Party.
Fast, Quick, Cheap, Good looking LED room lighting (for anyone)
Assembling the Dragon Rider 500 for use with the AVR Dragon
Jar of Fireflies
Friends Are Easy To Make
5-minute Chocolate Balls
Light Bar Ambient Lighting
Home-made Sun Jar (BFG dream jar)
Paracord Bracelet with a Side Release Buckle
Join 2 million + to receive instant DIY inspiration in your inbox.
© 2016 Autodesk, Inc.