how can I raise an arm(s) with a switch easily? Answered
REASON FOR QUESTION: I would like to modify a Power Wheels with a pop up berf gun for my son. So it would kind of be like a "raider" vehicle or weaponized dune buggy. This is strictly in the theory stage.
WHAT I WANT: I would like to have a switch on the dash that raises the nerf gun out of the front storage compartment, or rotates it out of a cavity, or something like that, and then wire a momentary switch to either the dash, steering wheel, or horn that activates the "Battery operated Nerf".
WHAT I KNOW: Unfortunately I have no working knowledge of arduino or coding. I would like to learn, but dont know where to start. I do no electronics, and R/C. Wiring the momentary switch to the "Nerf gun" should be no issue, its how to "arm" it (for lack of a better term) that i dont know.
I was thinking that i could use a high torque servo, but I dont know how to wire it up to a switch, if thats even possible. I then thought about a stepper motor, but again, i dont know how, and that route seems costly.
Fabricating brackets, arms, hinges, all easy. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT A WAY TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE? AND DUMB IT DOWN FOR ME AS WELL. here are some concept pictures I was thinking of. and a few pictures of the tentative vehicle and Nerf choices. the front of the vehicle has a storage compartment that should fit a smaller nerf easily. I would just make a new split door for it, that would open up when the gun was armed. that would be done easily with servos, if their was a way to. at this point i might just make a roll cage to mount the VULCAN chain gun on and call it a day. or hack a rc remote, but id rather not. ANY IDEAS?