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Sensors / Detectors: Position Detectors Circuits

  • HONEYBEE COUNTER
    I designed a circuit similar to this one a long time ago to help a beekeeper count the number of bees going into or out of a hive. The low power circuit uses a slotted opto-sensor to detect the passing bees. The circuit advances an electronic counting module whenever a honeybee passes through the sensor. The device only counts the number of bees going through the sensor. A different circuit would be needed to count the number of bees only going out or only coming into the hive.

  • OPTICAL INTERRUPTER DRAWS MICROAMPS
    This circuit is great for battery-powered systems that use slotted type optical interrupters. It draws only 10uA from a 3v battery that should allow up to 5 years of operation from a lithium battery.

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