Quoted from Meadowhawk:
Just stumbled on Buffalo Pinball doing a livestream install of the actuating chest mod...cool!
Quoted from tgrinchy:
I tried the new code and the chest is reversed now - prior version had orientation correct; now it's open when forks down instead of closed.
FYI I uploaded the 1.0 code and the orientation is correct again.
Scott - was the orientation change in 1.1 intentional or a mistake?
Well, here's the thing... and someone correct me if I am wrong. The "direction" is somewhat entirely based on how you connect the rod to the servo. How the arm is oriented can push or pull. If you are looking at the servo like a clock (with the sticker on it reading normal) if the arm and rod are connected at the say 9 o'clock position then when the switch is closed the arm rotates clockwise extending the rod and letting the chest close. If the arm/rod are connected at the 3 o'clock position then when the switch is closed the servo rotates and pulls on the rod, opening the chest.
Some people suggested earlier that they had to install theirs at the 3 o'clock when my video had it at the 9. I'm not sure why the conflicting reports in that regard, but when I went through the code I cleaned up how it determined what open/closed was and where it started when first powered on. Likely this reversed it from what you are used to, I didn't think to compare but the servos seemed to move the same as I was used to so just an oversight if that is the case.
What position, according to the above clock example, is your rod connected at?
I'd suggest the proper position is the 9 o'clock one which I think makes bending of the minimal comparatively, but I am open to feedback. I can reverse the direction in 1.1 if that keeps it consistent with the first version. Or you can loosen the servo arm and rotate it 180 deg, I think.
Can you confirm on these assumptions?
Edit - yeah, I just did the comparison, looks like I should just reverse it back to keep it consistent. Doing that now.