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Re: [EVDL] Jumpy Pots SOUNDS like a "Crusty Clown" short?! Sorry! Couldnt resist!

STILL hard the gold old Hall effect jobs. Myne resemble big old solinoids?
Wouldn't they work from places that ealml them? I THINK the Netgain throttle
ones are Toyota "fly by wire" set setonesps?After all it is hard to were
magnetice field?

Sea ya

Bob, struggling, eith thoughts to get across over?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Miles" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 11:49 PM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Jumpy Pots


> *David, That is a difficult question to answer. Back in 1979, I was a
> video
> game service tech. for Champeen (sic) Electronics and we repaired the big
> consoles 6 ft tall, 2 ft wide, and 3 ft deep in a big plywood box. I built
> one into a special case to hold a 60 in. monitor that was the "Showcase "
> of
> the Arcade who bought it. Funny because it only ran "Asteroids" a
> monochrome
> game. To your point the only pedals that lasted had a small incandescent
> lamp running on 2/3 of rated voltage for longer life and a CdS photo cell
> that provided varying resistance as light level changed, and a wire link
> moved a moving vane between the lamp and the CdS cell as the pedal was
> pressed about 2 inches the vane moved 1/4 inch These lasted for ever.
> Everything else wore out after two years or less, I know, I replaced pots
> and micro-switches constantly. My dream EV would use a slotted vane moving
> between two led and two photo transistor and a up/down counter like a
> mouse
> to drive a D to A conversion ladder that would be cheep and have no wear
> parts. And more linear than a hall effect device. add a third led and
> photo
> transistor to kick the counter to zero when the pedal is all the way up
> for
> calibration.
> Regards,
> Dennis Lee Miles (Director) E.V.T.I. inc.
> www.E-V-T-I-Inc.COM (Adviser) EVTI-EVA Education Chapter
> Phone (863) 944 - 9913*
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> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:04 PM, EVDL Administrator
> <[email protected]>wrote:
>
>> Has anybody ever tried one of these arcade game controllers?
>>
>> http://www.happcontrols.com/driving/50819400.htm
>>
>> I'm considering getting it for my electric rider mower. The price is
>> mighty
>> reasonable, and one would hope that a pedal made for arcade use would be
>> pretty durable.
>>
>> David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
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