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  • saturno34 commented on AudriusA1's instructable Remote Controlled IKEA Death-Star Lamp7 months ago
    Remote Controlled IKEA Death-Star Lamp

    Thank you for replying Audrius,My intention was to make as little modifications as possible (not breaking anything) so I could be able to re-assemble the original piece without mods.The potentiometers I could find on local electronic stores had a slightly large chaft (~6mm) and a big body, or a thin chaft (~3mm) and a small enough body. And after all I would like not to enlarge the holes that make the hinge...So, after some iterations I fixed the potentiometer with a plastic strip and the shaft with a small screw to one of the green parts.I've already managed to put the mechanical part together and it is working great.You're right about servos, they do make a little noise, but I am making it turn very slowly so it is very subtle while moving.I think the best part is that servos can cont...see more »Thank you for replying Audrius,My intention was to make as little modifications as possible (not breaking anything) so I could be able to re-assemble the original piece without mods.The potentiometers I could find on local electronic stores had a slightly large chaft (~6mm) and a big body, or a thin chaft (~3mm) and a small enough body. And after all I would like not to enlarge the holes that make the hinge...So, after some iterations I fixed the potentiometer with a plastic strip and the shaft with a small screw to one of the green parts.I've already managed to put the mechanical part together and it is working great.You're right about servos, they do make a little noise, but I am making it turn very slowly so it is very subtle while moving.I think the best part is that servos can control a moving part with an Arduino very easy and without the need of additional motor driver, gears/rods or the support for the long threaded rod.I'm using a standard size servo (half height), but I think a small servo (9g) can handle the weight of the lamp.Once more thank you for replaying and making such a great project available here. P.S.: I had a very old (~20 yr) Creative Sound Blaster Infra Red remote control (pretty similar to the one you've used) that is also working like a charm with this project ;-)

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  • saturno34 commented on AudriusA1's instructable Remote Controlled IKEA Death-Star Lamp7 months ago
    Remote Controlled IKEA Death-Star Lamp

    This is great! I am also automating one PS2014 pendant for a couple of weeks now. I am using an RC servo with continuous rotation and for the limits I am using two small infrared interrupters at the upper and lower limits.Being able to continuously know the position is way better though. Is it possible for you to post a better picture/schematic on how to attach the potentiometer with the structure?Thaks

    This is great!I am also automating one PS2014 pendant for a couple of weeks now. I am using an RC servo with continuous rotation for movement and using two small infrared interrupters at the upper and lower limits to stop the motion.Being able to continuously know the position is way better though. Is it possible for you to post a better picture/schematic on how to attach the potentiometer with the structure?Thanks

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