Posted by: Brent on January 1, 2009 at 11:07 AM
Resolving to Complete my Solenoid Project
I’m resolving to complete my solenoid project this year. Scavenged dishwasher solenoids and assembled a voltage regulator board to allow an arduino to control the output of water through the valves. Essentially the valves fill the room with rain, and as a participant walks underneath the valves shut off leaving them dry, but standing in the middle of a shower. Seems like I’ve been working on this one for a long time, but I knew nothing about soldering, plumbing, electronics, blob detection prior to the project! If anyone’s interested, more of my project details are up on my blog.
Winner of “What you’re making in 2009”