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Unread postAuthor: Atattack » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:32 pm

After looking on the forum, I was unable to find a how to about wireless solenoid valve trigger system. I saw the way to use a key fob but I was wanting to build one with a key switch and fire button. Anyone have a link or info? Valve is 12V. Thanks
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:36 pm

uhmm

get a remote control module for garage doors (one with a relay), hook it up to a solenoid valve, put a key switch somewhere on the gun

done
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Unread postAuthor: Atattack » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:39 pm

Saw a few pics of control boxes that people installed key switches in and push buttons. Didn't know where to buy supplies. Wanted it to look nicer than a garage opener.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:43 pm

well if you don't know how to do it yourself then a garage door opener is really a better option

no need to solder anything, most modules have relays already installed you just attach wires to connectors and that's it


plus you don't really need a key switch on the remote control but it would be a good idea to have one on the gun or at least just a toggle switch
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Unread postAuthor: Atattack » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:47 pm

Was hoping someone would know a link with instructions and I could build it myself. Do you know where I could find directions.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:03 pm

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it isn't very complicated... you get both the transimiter and a receiver, find their datasheet to understand how to wire them, wire them and it's done


but once again if you don't know how to add a key switch to the circuit then it would be a lot easier (and cheaper) to just get a RF module and remote for a garage door opener
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:42 pm

I personally would not be in favour of this for safety reasons, there's so many signals flying around these days that the likelyhood of unintentional firing due to another source is not that remote - no pun intended.

Is there a reason why you need it to be wireless?
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Unread postAuthor: Atattack » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:51 pm

I just wanted to for safety reason. Plus thought it would be pretty cool feature. I might go with the simple key fob idea. I saw some images of people having a key switch and then fire button, but having no electrical knowledge I might go to a eletrical supply store and see if they could help. Figured if I went with key fob or like device it would have a specific signal that would minimize risk of accidental fire.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:06 pm

Is it honestly that hard to use the search function? http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/remote-activated-sprinkler-valve-t10322.html
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Unread postAuthor: Atattack » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:42 pm

warhead052 wrote:Is it honestly that hard to use the search function? http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/remote-activated-sprinkler-valve-t10322.html


Please read original post before posting link brig gen, need detailed instructions form key switch and push button from scratch, not toy car.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:53 pm

Atattack wrote:Figured if I went with key fob or like device it would have a specific signal that would minimize risk of accidental fire.


The safest way would be to have wires, and a funky arming switch like this one.

I found this wireless unit on eBay.

I imagine the circuit would be something like this:
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Unread postAuthor: Atattack » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:54 pm

Great, thanks for help JSR
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Unread postAuthor: Hrawk » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:47 am

Here's a thought.

Buy a cheap car alarm and central locking system.

Ditch the solenoid valve and replace with a blowgun.

Use the immobiliser in the car alarm as a master power on / safety.

Use one of the central locking servo's to activate the blowgun via the secondary channel on the alarm.

Add a 12v battery and safely activate your cannon with a digitally secure signal from half a mile away.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:46 am

Atattack wrote:
warhead052 wrote:Is it honestly that hard to use the search function? http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/remote-activated-sprinkler-valve-t10322.html


Please read original post before posting link brig gen, need detailed instructions form key switch and push button from scratch, not toy car.


Well, how about you read the entire thread for that before commenting? Did you not see that he stated that you can simply use a dremel and cut off the one part that triggers the solenoid, put it in a cell phone and done?
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