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Light Sensor Switch
Light Sensitive Switch is a simple project which operates a relay when the light falling on the LDR goes below a set point.
Power Failure Light
This is a very basic power failure lighting circuit based around a relay. This simple circuit has many uses, from lighting up rooms and walkways in the case of a power failure, to monitoring and security uses. There are many different power failure circuits out there based on 555 timers or transistors but they all have different problems...
Light/dark relay switch
This kit is the most basic, practical circuit to build using an LDR to turn on a relay. The two transistors connected as a Darlington pair give the circuit enough sensitivity, while the trimpot give sensitivity adjustment. The switching point of the relay is dependent on the supply voltage and temperature. This circuit is satisfactory if...
Sun Light Chaser
With RFT illuminated, point R goes to 0 volt and LM runs. With LFT illuminated, point R goes to 0 volt and RM runs. With RFT and/or LFT not illuminated, points R/L go to +9 volt; P1 and P2 controls threshold point when RM/LM stop or start running. Remember to seperate FT1 and FT2 with a vertical cardboard wall in order to produce a shadow over...
Daylight alarm with 555
The circuit presented here wakes you up with a loud alarm at the break of the daylight. Once again the 555 timer is used here. It is working as an astable multivibrator at a frequency of about 1kHz. The circuit's operation can be explained as follows: When no light falls on the LDR, the transistor is pulled high by the variable resistor. Hence...
Light Barrier Detector
This simple circuit using a single transistor turns ON the relay when light falls on the LDR. The potentiometer is adjusted for the required sensitivity. The power supply is 6V. Be careful about the impedance of the relay. Its impedance should not be less that 60ohm. Its working can be explained as follows: With the light falling on the...
Solar powered robot
Make your own solar powered robot at home using things you probably already have. Transistors, resistor, capacitor, solar battery and flashing LED are available at any electronic store, if you don't already have them. Solar cells out of calculators work as well, you might want to use more than one since they are really small. If you do, connect...
Optical switch detector with 555
When the phototransistor is stroken by IR light it conducts and the voltage between the 1Mohm resistor(arbitrary) and the phototrans drops from VCC to lower values. When the voltage drops lower than VCC/3 the 555 is triggered and goes high (from 0 TO VCC). The amount of light that strike the phototrans necessary to bring his collector to VCC/3...
Solar Powered Garden Lamp Circuit with Light Sensor
This is a reverse engineered circuit diagram of yet another commercially produced solar garden lamp. To turn the light on at night, this depends upon a CDS photocell. It allows the battery to charge more efficiently although more complex than the circuits. This is the figure of the circuit;
TT6061A and TT8486A sensitive touch light dimmer circuit with explanation
Using a CMOS IC TT8486A TT6061A you can build a very simple dimmer circuit which can be used to control intensity of an incandescent lamb by simply touch a contact. This electronic touch dimmer circuit can increase the light intensity of incandescent lamps in three steps. Initially, when mains switch is on, ` the bulb is off`. Now, if you touch th
Tuch Sensitive Light Dimmer Circuit
With IC SLB0586A from Siemens you can build a simple touch light dimmer circuit that will allow you to adjust the lamp intensity. Together with a TIC206D triac, it enables smooth regulation of light intensity from a bulb of 10W 400W. A coil of 100 µH/5A is required to suppress switching noise. more The voltage supply is obtained through R2, C2
Magic Light Capacitance Sensor using an Arduino
This was my very first arduino project. Its great for beginners. Fade the color or the lights my moving your hands near it. It fades from a pretty purple blue to a firey red-orange. Its was SUPER easy to build, not to hard to write the code, and its really impresses people! I gave it to my mother for christmas, and it was a big hit. Watch the vide
Arduino Light Sensors
I`ve been working on a project that will allow me to determine the number of sun hours available in a given spot, and track that over time, as a component of solar power installation design. The idea is to get a light detector in the sun, record the number of hours it is lit at full intensity, and map that to photovoltaic equivalence.
Light Sensor Circuit Using Op Amp 741
This is a one of the light sensor. This circuit is a dark sensor that is based on op amp 741 IC as main control. This circuit is a simple design for sensor the light at the night. This is the figure of the circuit. For sensor the light is using LDR. Operation of the circuit is under normal conditions the resistance of the LDR is high, keeping
Simple Light Sensor Alarm circuit with NE555
This circuit sent out an alarm when its LDR sensor is exposed to light by sun or lamp. A 555 astable multivibrator was used here which sent signal a tone of about 1kHz upon detecting light. The sensor when exposed by light completes the circuit and makes the 555 oscillate at about 1kHz with transistor to drive current. Sensitivity can be adjust wit
Quadcopter flight with the FCWii board and the Wii Motion Plus and Nunchuk MEMS sensors.
Here a video of a test flight of my Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v8 with the FCWii board and the Wii Motion Plus (gyroscopes) + Nunchuk (accelerometers) MEMS.
Light Sensor Circuits
Dark Activated Switch or Porch Light Switch This circuit will activate a relay when light falls to a preset level. Light level can be adjusted with VR1 and the relay contacts may be used to operate an external light or buzzer Dark Activated Switch This circuit will activate a relay when light falls to a preset level. Light level can be adjusted wi
Simple Light Sensor Circuit Features High Dynamic Range
Ambient light is increasingly being used as a source of energy. To help designers of such systems, this circuit accurately measures ambient light intensity over four decades of measurement. The design is highly cost effective and, with the sensor mounted in a waterproof glass enclosure, can be deployed in the field for continuous monitoring in all
phototransistor Light sensor using Photo Transistor
A circuit which utilizes a photo-transistor to make a light sensitive switch that is when there is no light in room, the led connected to the photo-transistor lights up and when there is light in room, the led connected to Phototransistor turns off Any schematic or circuit diagram would be really helpful. Here is my Implementation on breadboard....
transistors Light sensor switch using LDR
Light-sensitive Alarm Project
The circuit detects a sudden shadow falling on the light-sensor and sounds the bleeper when this happens. The circuit will not respond to gradual changes in brightness to avoid false alarms. The bleeper sounds for only a short time to prevent the battery running flat. Normal lighting can be used, but the circuit will work best if a beam of light i
Light sensitive switch
Light sensitive switch or dark sensitive switch is a special type of switch using op-amp IC LM74 and LDR circuit diagram with description .
Ambient Light sensor using an Op-Amp Comparator
Light circuit diagram: Electromagnetic Sensor Circuit Using 741 IC
This is a design schematic to sensor the electromagnetic field. This circuit is based or built by 741 IC. This IC is an op-amp. The circuit can detect the field even hidden wrings. This is the figure of the schematic. A 1mH inductor is used for sensing the electric field. The electric field will induce a small voltage in the sensor inductor and th
Light Sensor circuit
NCP5080 Xenon Photoflash Capacitor Charger With Photo Sense Interface
The NCP5810D is a dual ’output DC/DC converter which CAN generate both a positive and a negative voltage. The device is optimized for powering modules such as AMOLED Display drivers where very good output voltage accuracy and regulation, signal integrity and space is essential for handsets applications. The output voltage of the inverter is fully
Connecting a Light Sensor to the BOE Sheild-Bot
Comparator light sensor
Sense the amount of ambient light and switch the lights on when it was dark out. I was successful in building one on a bread board that used an lm324 (its the only comparator radioshack had) some resistors a trimmer resistor and a photocell. So I went and designed a board using the same basic circuit but I replaced the lm324 with a lm311 and...
Super Light Sensor
This Super Light Sensor responds to minute fluctuations in light level, auto-adjusting over the range from about 200 lux up to 60, 000 lux (ie, from a modestly lit room to direct sunlight). It has lots of potential uses eg, detecting a car entering a driveway, a person moving in a room, or wind rustling the leaves of a tree. At the same time
Touch Sensitive Light Dimmer
With IC SLB0586A from Siemens you can build a simple touch light dimmer circuit that will allow you to adjust the lamp intensity. Together with a TIC206D..
using led as a light sensor
This circuit shows how to use an ordinary LED as a light sensor. It makes use of the photovoltaic voltage developed across the LED when it is exposed to l..
Ice warning and lights reminder circuit diagram project
This ice warning and lights reminder electronic project circuit diagram will tell a driver if his lights should be on and will warn him if the outside temperature is nearing zero by lighting a LED and sounding a buzzer. Using the VR1 you can adjusts sensitivity for temperature and using VR2 you can adjust sensitivity for the light. Both thermist
Light Dimmer Circuits
Ultrasonic distance finder circuit
The circuit described here uses ultrasonic oscillations and operates based on the propagation velocity of these oscillations in the air. Thus, we can easily determine the distance of two points if the time within which the wave travels this distance is measured. There are three main categories of distance measurement methods in use: a) By...
Simple Metal detector circuit with CD4030
Sometimes the precious metals are hidden too deep and are not detected except with complicated devices. In many cases, however, small pieces of precious metal buried near the surface can be detected by relatively simple means. Everyone is very attractive to find something potentially valuable, hidden a few centimeters below the soil. So many...
Fully automatic watering circuit for flower pots
Many times for various reasons we forget or can not water the plants that we have in our homes. And many humidity sensors units just notify us with a beeping sound or with a flashing light, that the pot needs watering. But what if we are away from home? This circuit comes as a solution to this problem. Depending on humidity of the pot at...
Simple deep searching metal detector circuit
The principle behind a metal detector is really very simple. Proof of this is the circuit that follows, in which it proves that the construction of a metal detector can be done in the minute, with few components that we find very easily everywhere. With the circuit of this metal detector, it is possible to detect a metal coin in depth of 90 to...
Sub-Harmonic Bass Converter for Electric Guitars
The sub-harmonic bass generator is a sound producing unit for guitars. The sound it produces looks very much like that of the bass guitar. The octave generator is sometimes quite unusual since it does not produce any of the usual ways of coloring the sound, such as filtering or distortion. Instead, a frequency division system produces outputs...
Echo Depth Sounding Sonar for Boats
In the past the sounding (sea bottom measurement) was done with the "bullet", that is, with a heavy lead object that the seamen plucked into the sea hung from a calibrated rope. As soon as the "bullet" reached the bottom, the depth appeared directly from the calibration of the rope. This arrangement still exists in some yachts. The big...
100W HiFi Audio Amplifier Circuit
This Amplifier was designed to have the following specifications: Distortion less than 0.1% at full power of 100W even at 20KHz. Power has to be attributed to an extended bandwidth. The output transistors must be protected against short circuits. The power supply must be symmetrical so that no electrolytic capacitors are needed at the outlet....
Plant-Pot Water Level Indicator Circuit
A series of LEDs serve to alert the gardener when plants need water. Using two conventional digital integrated LEDs and a series of LEDs, we make a very useful device for gardening. The device detects the amount of water in the pot and alerts the grower. The circuit of the device is shown in Figure 2. The water detection is made from the bottom...
Analogue Sound Preasure dB-Meter Circuit
The best human ear can capture sounds from 20Hz to 20KHz. These limits are known to be the broadest that can exist. Normally the normal limits range from 100Hz to about 13KHz and depend on the age and health of the individual. We for our measurements and to have a good accuracy we will get the limits of 20Hz to 20KHz. A sound to be heard does...
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