I would like to be able to record the motion of the shafts on a loom. I have some mechanical end-stops, and would like to trigger them with levers that raise and lower when the treadles at the base of the loom are pressed. I have access to a 3d printer to build a mechanism with which to trigger the endstops.
I don't want to attach anything permanently to the loom, but need a way to reliably push the end-stops, even if the lever doesn't go all the way up. What type of mechanism would work well for this?
I have tried to model a type of array of hinges with long "keys" extending outwards from the hinge. The end-stop is not pictured in my model, but would be mounted to the translucent surface. Each key has a raised tooth which would strike the end-stop when raised. Is there a better option?