Wishing Well Mail Sensor

by madsci1016, published

Wishing Well Mail Sensor by madsci1016 Oct 8, 2012

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This is a small latch that triggers a photo interrupter when a card is dropped through the slot of a wishing well. It’s meant to be installed on the underside of a slot. When something goes by, it pushed the arm into the beam of a small photo interrupter. More details about the Electronic Wishing Well this was made for: http://www.billporter.info/?p=1510


Print out arm and base. Use a piece of a paper clip to hold arm to base. Bend loops on either end to secure paperclip to base.

This is what I designed this for: http://www.billporter.info/?p=1510

This is the sensor: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9299
And this is a breakout for it: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9322

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