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Old 10-03-2021, 02:30 PM
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For my ROR I use a continuous cable connected to both sides of the roof, running over two pulleys and currently manual, but could easily be converted to a drive system. Basic and functional.
So far I was using only my hands (after climbing on a chair), and it wasn't hard to do at all.. At the moment I have 20mm straps from each side of the ROR that will go on the winch.
However, I want all that to be automated one day.. so I am taking my time with the project, I don't want to do something to prevent that final goal.. because I know myself (I tend to get used to things.. even if they are not too comfortable. And, recently I like to challenge myself..)
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Old 11-03-2021, 10:32 AM
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Motor is on the winch...
Next step is to think about forward/backward switch.
Most likely it will be custom made mechanical unit at first (3D printed collar mounted at motor bottom, using existing solder terminals as switch contacts).
The final solution will be H-bridge with suitable interface (USB, to be controlled by comp).
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