I would like to add a parachute design inside a Mega Tree. I am able to make the rope to travel up and down (5ft travel). What is the best method to connect a sensor or switch to a rope, so that the motor can go forward and reverse? This rope will be inside a 2" hollow pipe. I am confuse of what type of sensor or swicth to use. I will connect the sensor or switch to a small microcontroller to provide 12V to the motor. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
I am happy that people enjoy my house this year. http://pinlux.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-lights.html Next year, I will upgrade to LOR and more mechanical fun similiar to the santa claus climbing up and down when you press the button. Thanks everyone in this forum.