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Old 05-01-2020, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by DaleB View Post
You know, I cooked up a little switch control for just that kind of thing. A single tap toggles the output (smoke or whatever you please) on or off. Hold it down for more than half a second or so, and it will turn the output on until you release it, then turn it off. Seems like it would be be easy and intuitive to use. I personally don't have a use case for it right now, but I did breadboard the thing and it worked. Wouldn't take much to solder up a few prototypes.
I like that! You should also wire a "smoke on" light in parallel with the smoke pump to confirm that the smoke is on or off. Looking behind you is not an option in close formation.
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