Name: TBD

Found these gems at an electronics salvage.
UC operated artsy-fartsy thing coming soon.

Similar projects worth following
My first project here that can be followed! Too bad I don’t have followers :(

Fully functional aircraft gauges, going to be uC operated pneumatic control. Not sure if function will be random or a combo of random and maybe some kind of meaningful reading (temp, humidity, that kind of thing). We shall see.

Enjoy this project?



Hunter Irving wrote 05/06/2020 at 23:44 point

Cool finds! Interested to see what you make with them :-)

  Are you sure? yes | no

Doug Scott wrote 05/05/2020 at 04:08 point

Thank you, Dan!  I have taken them apart to see how they work and FWIW, mechanical  gauges became a whole lot less mysterious to me in the process.  I will definitely repeat said process and update this project with the info.  Basically, I just need a max of 20 psi for the fuel pressure, the other two can be manipulated with fairly gentle vacuum and compressed air.  I just don’t want to fill the bellows in them with any kind of fluid, not at this point.  I’ve got some decent ideas on producing the needed pressures quietly (quiet being key, I don’t want to hook them up to my 90 gallon compressor :/) and hopefully some actual progress soon.

  Are you sure? yes | no

Dan Maloney wrote 05/04/2020 at 20:17 point

Seeing how you control these gauges will be interesting. Here's hoping you can make them usable without having to gut them and put in steppers or servos. Good luck, and keep us posted.

  Are you sure? yes | no

Similar Projects

Does this project spark your interest?

Become a member to follow this project and never miss any updates