Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Talks with Mike
I could not get my solenoid to magnetise which meant something was wrong with my circuit construction.
When i managed to speak to Mike, it turned out that my transistor was not powerful enough, so he gave me a MOSFET which seems to have worked.
He has also told me that i need to get a different solenoid to the one i have if i want it to act like a piston. He suggested trying to add a spring to my solenoid or to purchase a solenoid that has one included.
Bit of a set back as it took 1 week to recieve the last solenoid!