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Hi guys !
Thanks for reading this post:

I have this sensor from sparkfun:
it is a latched hall effect sensor.

I'm trying to build a dc motor tachometer, and to prototype it i have connected
5v, gnd and 10k pullup at the output.
I'm looking at the output with an oscilloscope.

If i move a small speaker to the hall sensor, it changes its state depending on the polarity of the speaker's magnet.
But if i put my hall sensor next to a small dc motor (parallel to the shaft) (such as this: , or even this :

I expect to see more or less a square wave pattern on the oscilloscope, but i dont. My motor spins like crazy (~10,000 rpm) but no effect on the hall sensor.  (stays flat)

Any ideas ?

thanks in advance A.

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