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help!!! project due tmw!!
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help!!! project due tmw!!

by tinah1 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:56 pm

Hi all! the spokepov kit was my electronics project for class and its due tmw! i finally got the programming image part down but now im having trouble getting it to light up. if i wave the magnet in front of the sensor, itll light up for a few seconds and then power down. ive tried attaching the magnet to the frame of my bike but i think its too far for the sensor to detect the magnet. any suggestions on how to fix this?
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Re: help!!! project due tmw!!

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:09 am

Can you post photos of how you have it mounted now?

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Re: help!!! project due tmw!!

by tinah1 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:07 pm

im not with my bike at the moment. but now i have literally placed the magnet on top of the sensor. would this work at all?
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Re: help!!! project due tmw!!

by tinah1 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:08 pm

i also tried attaching popsicle sticks to the frame so the magnet could be closer. but still nothing.
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Re: help!!! project due tmw!!

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:27 pm

If you can get it within 1/8" or so it should be fine. Make sure you have the magnet facing the right way. The hall sensor only works with one side of the magnet.

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