How to pull on a fishing line
May 5, 2013
I'm making some simple motorized (but small) clothing accessories, and part of it is actuated by pulling on a length of fishing line. I'm trying to figure out the best way to do that. I was thinking a little spool, but there are some problems. The fishing line could go slack if the part is pushed on, and I need the line to not unspool. Second is that it needs to be really small... the closer to about a half centimeter (from flange to flange), or less, the better. I'm having a hard time finding something that small. Is there some better way than a spool? I was thinking about just wrapping it on the drive shaft of the motor, but I don't know if the RPMs will be adequate at such a small diameter (it's a geared motor). I only need to pull about a couple inches in say... 500 to 750 ms... with something like https://solarbotics.com/product/gm24/ Any advice? Thanks.