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Jan 23, 2021, 05:50 pm Last Edit: Jan 23, 2021, 06:04 pm by suddendebt
Hi all.

Starting a few weeks ago I felt spry and decided that I, having minimal experience with Arduinos, wanted to design and fabricate a completely automated can crusher controled by an Elegoo Arduino Uno. To my surprise, it has been fairly smooth sailing! Resources such as this forum and Tinkercad have got me much further, much faster than I thought I would have. Now the project is nearly complete save one aspect: automated triggering.

I purchased a 4.5-30VDC Taiss NJK-5002C NPN NO Hall Sensor to trigger the crushing sequence when a can is present. For the life of me I cannot seem to get this sensor to cooperate. I have set up a very bare bones circuit in an attempt to even get a response out of the sensor and so far nothing. Below is my code and attached is my circuit and sensor info:

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#define sensorPin 2 // Defining the sensor trigger

const int wait = 1000; // Wait 1 second after activation

void setup() {
pinMode(sensorPin, INPUT_PULLUP); // Defining sensor input
pinMode(13, OUTPUT); //Built in LED as Output
Serial.begin(9600); // Initialize serial monitor


void loop() {
int sensed = digitalRead(sensorPin); //Read pin 2 and creat 'on/off' binary
if(sensed == HIGH){
  digitalWrite(13, HIGH); // Turn on LED if sensed
  delay(wait); //Keep on for the value defined above
  digitalWrite(13, LOW); // LED off if not sensed
delay(300); // Delay for reads

I have seen setups on YouTube nearly identical to this function, but am at a loss. I have a few PC817 optocouplers on the way to try the sensor with 12 volt and a relay.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


A few things to try. First I read that The sensor will only detect one pole of the magnet the NORTH pole. I always use pull up resistors when there are wires on the pins. Try something in the 2K range to +5. Before adding the resistor you might Connect your voltmeter to the input pin and verify it is switching, less then 1V and greater than 4V, that gives you a good signal.   
This response is to help you get started in solving your problem, not solve it for you.
Good Luck & Have Fun!


Jan 23, 2021, 06:41 pm Last Edit: Jan 23, 2021, 06:50 pm by suddendebt
Thanks for the input! I will get back to tinkering with it after work.

Question... you mention the sensor will only pick up the north pole of a magnet... does this mean the sensor is not suitable for picking up something such as an aluminum can? I am the furthest thing from literate in terms of magnetic fields.


Still no dice. Sensor is not switching. Added a 2k resistor on the hot lead and no difference. Grounding the signal wire does trigger the desired effect though. 


Well, my problem is solved. Turns out the I simply misunderstood the difference between Hall Effect sensors and inductive proximity sensors, and what I am after is an inductive proximity sensor and NOT a Hall Effect sensor. 

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