Sa-weet! Not familiar with the Harmon: so every rotation of the worm/gearshaft hits the mouse button which is wired to the pedometer and electrically 'clicks' it?
I was imagining the pedometer being on a crank-rod of some type, whose motion was be enough to make the pedometer work in its normal fashion - and was wondering what the mouse button was for.
You could just get one of those little clicker-things that ushers used to have to count people and have the arm click that instead of a mouse button and be battery-free...
Nice speaker magnet.
That's exactly how it works. I thought of using a baler counter (which is essentially like an usher-person-counter) but another member of the forum used a pedometer so I "borrowed" the idea. I also couldn't quite figure out how to mount a baler counter. The pedometer that I'm using is now three years old and still going strong. Yay, Dollar Tree!
The nice thing about this is I can tell if my stove runs just off the timers - which is what I want - or if the T-stat kicked on. I can also tell how hard the stove ran and if I'm approaching its total limit. For instance, if the stove ran flat-out, constantly fed, for 24 hours, on a 5 RPM feed motor, then its total potential is 5*60*24= 7,200 strokes per day. During the cold snap this week, the highest reading for 24 hours was about 3,300. Therefore, even with an average temperature of 1*, the stove ran at less than half its total potential. I realize that that's not totally accurate because of diminishing returns, but it's not too far off. I do know that it was 74* in the house all day on Tuesday.
It's all just more data for me to play with.