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Student White Paper: Using the MA3 Absolute Shaft Encoder to Determine Wind Direction. Authors Kevin L. and Justin D., Confederation College, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Abstract:

Two electrical engineering students in the computer control program at Confederation College completed their third year project, a remote weather station, utilizing the MA3 miniature absolute encoder to test wind speed and direction on a wind vane. The MA3 was selected due to its small size, analog output of 0 to 5 Volts, and the availability of a ball bearing option to provide little to no resistance on the shaft. This paper discusses their project and the outcome of using the MA3 as a position sensor.

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