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Alcohol Detector Meter Circuit using MQ-3 Sensor Module

MQ-3 sensor LM393 comparator circuit

The simple alcohol detector circuit discussed here will accurately sense the emanation of alcohol gas from a selected source, such as from the mouth of a drunkard, when used as a breathalyzer. It’s cheap and a useful device which can be used by all authorized personnel such as a cops or traffic police for nabbing drunken … Read moreAlcohol Detector Meter Circuit using MQ-3 Sensor Module

Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Sensor Circuit

PIR with delay ON alarm

The post discuses the pinout details of the standard passive infrared (PIR) sensor RE200B and also explains how to make a motion detector circuit using a single transistor and relay, which can detect the IR radiation from human body and activate the attached relay. What is a PIR PIR is the acronym for Passive Infra … Read morePassive Infrared (PIR) Motion Sensor Circuit

3 Simple Proximity Sensor Circuits

Three useful proximity sensor concepts are explained here, the first one using an ordinary opamp LM358, the second one using IC LM567 which functions with a phase locked loop principle ensuring very accurate response for the detection. The third circuit works using the ubiquitous IC 555. Let’s learn each one with a step by step … Read more3 Simple Proximity Sensor Circuits

Using TSOP17XX Sensors with Customized Frequencies

We know that the center or band-pass operating frequency of a TSOP17XX IR sensor is assigned to a particular frequency which makes it difficult to use these sensors for designing unique or customized frequency based remote control circuits. In this post we will try to figure out an idea for enabling these sensors to work … Read moreUsing TSOP17XX Sensors with Customized Frequencies

Car Tank Water Sensor Circuit

The article explains a simple car tank water sensor alarm circuit using IC 555 and a pulsating signal on the sensing probes to pevent corrosion on the probes. The idea was requested by Mr. Peter. Circuit Objectives and Requirements I couldn’t find how to post a project proposal on your website. May be you can … Read moreCar Tank Water Sensor Circuit

How to Connect an IR Photodiode Sensor in a Circuit

In this post we learn how to correctly connect an IR photodiode in circuits such as a proximity sensor circuit. The explanation is presented in the form a discussion between one of the dedicated readers of this blog NVD, and me. Here’s the discussion which explains how to connect a photodiode in an electronic circuit. … Read moreHow to Connect an IR Photodiode Sensor in a Circuit

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