Originally Posted by pricedawg
Hoping you guys can help me. I am looking to make an automatic hop dropper that will drop my hops into the boil via rotating disc. Think lazy susan with a hole in it.
Two questions: What is the best way to convert AC to DC for a small hobby style gearbox/motor?
Purchase a power supply from ebay based on your motor's requirement.
Also, what gear ratios would I need to drive a lazy susan that will support/spin only aboue 2 pounds?
Look at the model cars, airplane servo motors.
How many hop drop positions will you have?
How do you plan on stopping your dropper at the correct position?
My hop dropper has four positions and is controlled by my PLC.