I’m working on a project where I need to control some magnetic valves that are run by volts on a tiltrotator for an excavator, and it looks like arduiono is the way to go with this project.
So a little info:
The tiltrotator normally comes with a control system made by the manufacturer, and this is a closed system, but I bought my tiltrotator used without the system, so I have some fancy magnetic valves but nothing to control them with.
Right now I only give them 12v full open and control the flow and direction of the flow with pedals in my excavator, but it would been so much nicer to control it with proportional thumb rollers.
This is the valves I need to control:
Looks like this only two pins:
So I need some proportional thumb sticks that I can install in my joystick and a way to take the signal from the thumb switch and convert it to volts from 0-12v and send it to the magnetic valve to let it decide the amount of oil that will flow true.
I’ve worked with computers, electronics and stuff like that but never programmed anything so here I need help to figure out what I need to control these valves.