vannic Posted October 11, 2009 Report Share Posted October 11, 2009 hi all. i'm working on a project at the moment that needs to detect what position a stick (gear stick in this instance) is, along a horizontal plane. I've been thinking of ideas that are slightly complex and needing brackets, gears/levers and such to switch switches or turn pots or rotaries, but it all starts getting fairly complex that way. I'm just wondering if anyone knows a way to detect an objects position along a horizontal plane (basically i'm trying to detect what gear i'm in . . . 1, 3, or 5 in the standard H pattern). unfortunatly the gearstick doesn't have a lot of lateral movement so there isn't a whole lot of room in there either. any ideas appreciated.** edit **just thinking about it a bit more, i guess the theory of a slide pot is waht i'm looking for. a different resistance based on it's position on the slide. however i'd rather not use a slide pot as i assume the slide mechanism will fail quite quickly as the gear stick gets heavy use. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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