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2 Simple Motion Detector Circuits using PIR

PIR with delay ON alarm

The post discuses two simple motion detector circuits using op amp and transistor. We also discuss the pinout details of the standard passive infrared (PIR) sensor RE200B. The first circuit uses an op amp, while the second design works with a single transistor and relay for detecting the IR radiation from a moving human body … Read more2 Simple Motion Detector Circuits using PIR

Cell Phone Ring to Flashing Lamp Indicator for People with Hearing Loss

The post explains a simple sound to flashing lamp circuit which can be used for facilitating people with hearing loss, so that they are able to visualize a distant cell phone rings through flashing of a lamp, and immediately understand regarding an incoming call in their cell phone. The following explanation and the circuit design … Read moreCell Phone Ring to Flashing Lamp Indicator for People with Hearing Loss

3 Simple Proximity Sensor Circuits

Three useful proximity sensor concepts are explained here, the first concept is based on 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 … Read more3 Simple Proximity Sensor Circuits

Color Detection Controlled Relay Switching Circuit

In this post we are going to construct a circuit which can detect color and trigger respective assigned relays. This project is accomplished using TCS3200 color sensor and Arduino board. Color Sensing by TCS3200 If you haven’t read the previous article, please go through it where we have discussed the basics of color sensing using … Read moreColor Detection Controlled Relay Switching Circuit

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

How to Connect an IR Photodiode Sensor in a Circuit

simple IR proximity sensor circuit with relay activation

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