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Frans Veldman cd9160c4cf
Original 2015 release
2 years ago
LICENSE Initial commit 2 years ago
README.md Original 2015 release 2 years ago
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propbrake.ino Original 2015 release 2 years ago

README.md

PropShaftBrake

Locking the prop shaft of a sailing boat with an electric car parking brake controlled by an Arduino.

This is an older project, originally from 2015, for a sailboat I no longer have. This prop shaft lock worked perfectly during my sail from Europe to New Zealand.

A nice feature is that the brake force is regulated by measuring the current of the electric park brake motor. Brake pad wear has no influence on the holding force. This project can probably be adapted for some other purposes.

For explanation about this project look at https://www.thefloatinglab.world/en/propshaftbrake.html