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Discussion in 'Microcontrollers, Programming and IoT' started by Lance0070, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Lance0070

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    hi all

    Can you get an anduino system that can control a pneumatic piston to fire on a repetitive timer?
     
  2. BobK

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    Do you mean get, as in buy off the shelf a system that does exactly that? If so, the answer is probably no.

    Arduino is a DIY product, you buy a board, add perpherals, and program it to do what you want.

    You could probably find someone to build it for you on contract.

    Bob
     
  3. Lance0070

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    I have the pneumatic piston hust need the brains to control it
     
  4. BobK

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    I assumed that. Did you understand my answer, which had a question in it?

    I'll try again.

    Do you expect to buy the system ready to go, are are you prepared to buy various parts, wire them together, and then write the code to do what you want to do?

    Bob
     
  5. Lance0070

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    There’s plenty of guides on youtube, was after a link for the correct sort of Arduino system to use, not even sure if I need an Arduino system to do it
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Firstly, the Arduino isn't a system, it's more like a module. And the differences between the various versions of the Arduino might not even matter for your application... Or they might be very important (you have given us insufficient information to tell).

    What does it take to "fire" this pneumatic piston? There outputs on an Arduino can drive only a few tens of milliamps at 5V. If you need more then you'll need extra components to boost this capability.

    Without more information it's very hard to give you specific answers.
     
  7. Lance0070

    Lance0070

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    I’ll sketch up something and bring it to the table
     
  8. BobK

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    It doesn’t help any that you still haven’t answered my question after two attempts on my part.

    Bob
     
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