Motor Turn Stall Detector

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In single phase AC induction motors, often used in fridges and washing machines, a start winding is used during the starting phase. When the motor has reached a certain speed, this winding is turned off again. The start winding is slightly out of phase to the run winding. The motor… Read more »

Infra-red Light Barrier Using 555

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This is a short-range light barrier for use as an intruder alarm in doorposts, etc. The 555 in the transmitter (Figure 1) oscillates at about 4.5 kHz, supplying pulses with a duty cycle of about 13% to keep power consumption within reason. Just about any infra-red LED (also called IRED)… Read more »

Light Gate With Counter Using 555 And 4033

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The circuit described here counts the number of times that an infrared beam is interrupted. It could be used to count the number of people entering a room, for instance, or how often a ball or another object passes through an opening (handy for playing shuffleboard). The heart of the… Read more »

555 Timer Clap Switch

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This 555 timer clap switch circuit electronic project is designed using some common electronic parts. This 555 timer clap switch circuit electronic project operates from a distance of up to 10 meters from the microphone . Signal from microphone is amplified by transistors T1, T2 and T3. Diode D1 detects… Read more »

555 Timer Circuit With Variable On/Off Times

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This circuit enables the on/off times of a 555 timer to be independently varied over a wide range. This is not possible with a conventional 555 circuit with the RC network being charged from the positive supply rail and discharged via pin 7. Instead, the capacitor at pins 2 &… Read more »

555 DC/DC Converter

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It is all too often necessary to augment the power supply of an existing electronic circuit because exactly the voltage that you need is missing. The circuit presented here may provide a solution in a number of cases, since it can be used to convert a single-ended supply voltage into… Read more »

555 Police siren

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The Police Siren circuit uses two 555’s to produce an up-down wailing sound. The first 555 is wired as a low-frequency oscillator to control the VOLTAGE CONTROL pin 5 of the second 555. The voltage shift on pin 5 causes the frequency of the second oscillator to rise and fall.

IR On/Off Switch Using Microcontroller

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Turn ON or OFF electrical devices using remote control is not a new idea and you can find so many different devices doing that very well. For realization of this type of device, you must make a receiver, a transmitter and understand their way of communication. Here you will have… Read more »

LCD Module in 4-bit Mode

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In many projects use is made of alphanumeric LCDs that are driven internally by Hitachi’s industry-standard HD44780 controller. These displays can be driven either in 4-bit or 8-bit mode. In the first case only the high nibble (D4 to D7) of the display’s data bus is used. The four unused… Read more »