brought back to life with an Arduino
It's time to play with some older technology now - what I would refer to as moving coil meters.
I've been reading about the Apollo programme over the last few weeks, thinking about how different the technology was then to what we have now. I was looking at the Apollo command module control panels and thought it would be interesting to try and produce a mockup of these using Arduinos and modern switches. This wasn't really going to work as any Apollo stuff is expensive, so I ended up buying a couple of aviation meters for a few pounds from eBay as I thought it might be interesting to connect these to some modern electronics.
In this post I'll talk about a Smiths aviation fuel quantity gauge which I expected would work in the same way as a volt meter or a modern car fuel gauge.
9-Mar-2016 Permanent Link