[clug] O/T Digital Position sensing

Alastair D'Silva alastair at d-silva.org
Wed Nov 4 03:50:10 MST 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-
> bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Keith Goggin
> Sent: Tuesday, 3 November 2009 11:12 AM
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> Subject: [clug] O/T Digital Position sensing
> Could anyone recommend some light reading on Digital Position Sensing?
> I need to know the position of a shaft that can rotate through about 90
> Degrees. I have tried a rather crude setup with a micro-switch but I
> require something a little more sophisticated.

One simple method that I have seen used in measuring propeller shafts, as
well as throttles for electric bikes is to epoxy a small neodymium magnet
onto the shaft. You can then read the position of the shaft via a Hall
effect sensor adjacent to it.


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