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Jeffsteez
11-02-2007, 03:02 PM
I was looking for a suitable section to post this question since it's not vehicle related but will be remote control. Apologies that this isn't strictly on topic. I'm hoping that your community can point me in the right direction in relation to the RC part of my question.

I'm a magician and want to build a device that will allow my assistant to secretly cue me through a vibration. I envisage a remote controlled device that I will wear close to my body and that shall vibrate (a little like a mobile phone when it rings) when my assistant presses a button on the transmitter.

I need to generate 1 vibration per button press. I'd imagine this being as simple as RC control gets.

The transmitter and the reciever especially need to be as small as possible.

Do you guys know abouut any premade electronics that can help me in this regard?

Many thanks!

Grant Tokumi
11-02-2007, 03:24 PM
Interesting. I'm sure there is a simple solution to it.... I'll have to think about that one for a while.

Grant Tokumi
11-02-2007, 03:33 PM
A remote control door bell comes to mind. Replace the chime with a vibrator motor.

http://www.hackersbench.com/Projects/ding-dong/main.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120178448267&ih=002&category=115975&ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1

Grant Tokumi
11-02-2007, 03:37 PM
Mini Vibrating Motor
[420-0587]
http://www.meci.com/product_info.php/products_id/4200587

Grant Tokumi
11-02-2007, 03:43 PM
KEYCHAIN REMOTE CONTROL, 12VDC 6 AMP
http://www.allelectronics.com/images/gold/full/RC-10.jpg
Control 12 Vdc devices using keychain on/off remote switch. Ideal for automotive applications, but can also be adapted to home use with the addition of a 12 Volt relay. Black-box receiver switches 12 Vdc loads up to 6 Amps when prompted by two-button keychain transmitter control. Receiver is 2.5" x 1.8" x 0.9" thick. Operates on small 12V alkaline batteries VR22/CN22/CN23A (our CAT# BAT-27). Includes two keychain transmitters with batteries and hook-up diagram. Also available in 15 Amp load version - see our CAT# RC-11.
http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/item/RC-10/search/KEYCHAIN_REMOTE_CONTROL,_12VDC_6_AMP_.html

Hook the receiver to a small 12 volt source (if there is such a thing) and a 12v vibrating motor (if there is such a thing).

Grant Tokumi
11-02-2007, 03:50 PM
Google "remote control vibrator" and you get some interesting links that I am unwilling to browse further here on my computer at work. hahaha.

Follow those links and it may be that "simple" all in one solution for ya! :)

Jeffsteez
11-02-2007, 03:59 PM
Cheers, some of those ideas look like excellent contenders. Any others also appreciated ;)

As for the all in one solution... I'm not sure I've got the space to accomodate one of those lol.

Grant Tokumi
11-03-2007, 02:56 AM
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