Currently I am trying to rotate a piece of steel >90 degrees without any power input. The piece of steel is attached on the wall. A servo is also attached on the steel.
This question addresses turning the piece of steel if the servo fails to work. A battery is not supposed to be used. Generally like a servo may do it with power the rotation should be performed without power whilst in this case the rotation has to take place only once. The trigger is a toggle switch that will drop,if pushed, a weight on the right side (see picture) in order to rotate the piece of steel. This rotation has only to be performed once. Doing this currently the required rotation >90 degree does not take place.
The remaining questions are:
- Where has the weight to tip the steel ideally so that the piece of steel can be moved/rotated with the least amount of force? I was thinking that the edge of on the right side of the steel would be most beneficial location to tip with the weight. Am I right?
- What weight must ‘the object’ be in order to move a 8cm x 2cm x 4cm piece of steel >90 degrees. Hereby I have to know the required force on the steel in order to rotate it.
Do I think too naively and have any mistake on my thoughts?