Testing for a complete circuit.

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Testing for a complete circuit.

Postby csmith848 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:50 am

Hello,

I am quite sure this is the most simple question to answer and that I'm overcomplicating it; all the same I would be very grateful for your help in finding the most simple way to reach my goal.

In short: what is the quickest, easiest way of detecting if a simple circuit (just a switch) is complete using Phidgets (outputting, say, a 0 for incomplete and a 1 for complete)?

Long story: I have a simple SPDT switch underneath a rotating arm which, when moving, rolls over the button controlling the SPDT switch. I just need to know when the arm is directly over the switch (i.e. when the button is pressed to make the circuit) so that I can then use this info to know when to cut the power to the arm - what is the easiest way to do this?

Once again, any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks.

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