17/06/2015

'Bad Motivator' - upgrade to power lift 'Blown' status 1.3 [You Tube]

last update was September last year:
'Bad Motivator' - upgrade to power lift 'Blown' status 1.2

Last night I thought I'd re-look at how to activate the unit. I had already applied lithium grease to the sliding rods as previously they would bind up and not move smoothly. They do now though.

So connected up some cable to the door actuator and then turned R5 head upright. Then to test I just touched the 12v battery contacts and pop, up goes the motivator! At present, it falls back down inside his head under its own weight, once power is removed from the actuator.

Due to the tight pie hole opening, sometimes the motivator doesn't drop back down fully, so am thinking either a spring on the arm end to help retract or an electrical relay to reverse polarity and force the motivator to retract down inside his pie hole again.

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