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I want to make a sensor which can detect the dingo trap movement Answered

Hi guys,

I want to make a sensor which can detect the dingo trap movement as I want to know if any dingo is trapped or not.

I want it connect it with a dragino MS14( in 14 positions screw terminal).

I have many traps in my farm and my part is to make a sensor and find a way to connect it with dragino MS14 14 positions screw terminal. Else will be handled by my fellow participants in the project. 

Does anyone have a any kind of knowledge about it?

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

Usually traps have a fall down or spring loading locking mechanism.

I would simply add a water proof switch to detect the status of the trap.
Of course an inductive sensor works too but might need too much power to run on batteries.

Best option on a mid range level would be a simple reed contact and a magnet on one of the moving parts of the trap - once magnet is close to the reed switch the contact closes (or opens depending on the type of switch).

Needs no extra power to run.