Date: Thu Apr 12 14:39:34 2007

Author: Bernard Cleyet

Subject: Re: Monkey Gun/Shoot Demo

what gets warm?

The electromagnet? Was always just on the edge of holding?


Douglas Johnson wrote:

> When it gets warm, after a few minutes, it stops holding the monkey. I
> think it has to do with the original circuit design. I have a ECE
> student working on it. Hopefully it will be something simple. If
> not, I want to try a different circuit or go back to the original
> mechanical switch. I think Wolfgang's setup looks pretty bullet
> proof! ....Doug J.
>> I had trouble with ours a few years ago, sometimes it failed to
>> trigger. It
>> uses an ir emitter and receiver. I found I had to shield the
>> receiver better