Making XO sensors/Making a Magnetic Sensor

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You need:

  • a magnetic reed switch,
Magnetic sensor 01.jpg As shown in the picture (and as you did when making a plug), tear the two ends of the wire apart and use a Stripper to strip the wire bare.

Slide on the X (heat-compressible rubber tubing) onto both ends of the wire as shown. Only one side is shown in the picture, but follow the same process for the other wire. Next, use the soldering iron to connect the two ends of the wire to the magnetic sensor. This can be done by adding some solder to the two side contact points of the magnetic sensor and to the bare ends of the wire. Subsequently, join the two together as shown in the picture, and allow the solder to cool, solidify and thus connect.

Magnetic sensor 02.jpg Next, slide the rubber tubing up the wire so that it completely covers the two contact points, and then use X (hot air) to compress the rubber tubing onto the wire.
Magnetic sensor 03.jpg Quick review of the different steps.
Magnetic sensor 04.jpg A finished magnetic sensor!

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