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yankay37
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Strange question... I figured this was the best forum category to put it into:

I am performing on stage, and I wanted to be able to make a jacket fall to the ground from a coat hanger (on a stand) at any given time. (that I choose)
Does anyone have any idea how this can work? Or can anyone direct me to a book or DVD that I can buy to learn how to do this?

Any ideas will help!

Thanks,
Yankay
Jef Eaton
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Years ago I made a coat rack where one of the pegs would pivot down and drop the coat. It had a servo mounted to the peg. It was built of wood that was a hollow square tube about 3 inches square and the pegs were wood dowels. the servo was mounted sideways and on an angle upward. When the control was used (basically turning the servo to make a left turn since it was from a remote control car)the peg dropped down and the coat fell.
There is a starting point.
I hope that helps a bit.
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Jef
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On 2013-10-18 07:02, Jef Eaton wrote:
Years ago I made a coat rack where one of the pegs would pivot down and drop the coat. It had a servo mounted to the peg. It was built of wood that was a hollow square tube about 3 inches square and the pegs were wood dowels. the servo was mounted sideways and on an angle upward. When the control was used (basically turning the servo to make a left turn since it was from a remote control car)the peg dropped down and the coat fell.
There is a starting point.
I hope that helps a bit.
Regards,
Jef


Just what I was going to say.

Another idea and probably slightly safer as you never know when electronic devices fail and they will and do - I know only too well Smile Rig up one of those music box motors that have a small ( a bit smaller than a playing card ) turn table attached to it which will rotate and your jacket will fall off through a slot in it when it gets to a certain point. I am sure you will get what I am trying to say.

Stuart.
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Jef, Stuart, thank you very much!!
Jef's idea is a little bit challenging for me, so I will try the Music box first. Either way, I finally see a light in the end of the tunnel!

Thank you for your help! I'll let you know how it goes. Smile

Yankay
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