Modern Opto Device Projects (1987) -- Contents and Intro

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CONTENTS

Section 1---FIBER OPTICS

Advantages Cable Basics Audio Link Transmitter Circuit Receiver Circuit Construction Data Link Transmitter Circuit Receiver Circuit Construction Adjustment Light Pen Fundamentals Circuit Operation Construction

Section 2---PASSIVE IR DETECTORS

Basics Detector Circuit Construction Shutter Broken Beam Modifications Latching Finally

Section 3---MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS

System Operation Transmitter Receiver Construction Audio Isolator Operating Principle Modulator Circuit Stroboscope Circuit Operation Construction and Use Camera Trigger Circuit Operation Construction Infrared Communicator Transmitter Receiver Construction and Use Conclusion Semiconductor Pinout Details



Ths guide is a based on the 1987 book above.

BERNARD BABANI BP194: Modern Opto Device Projects

-- In recent years, the range of opto devices available to the home constructor has expanded and changed radically. These devices now represent one of the more interesting areas of modern electronics for the hobbyist to experiment in, and many of these devices have useful practical applications as well.

-- This book provides a number of practical designs which utilize. a range things as fiber optics, ultra bright LEDs and passive IR detectors etc.

-- While many of these designs are not in the "dead simple" category, they should be within the capabilities of anyone with a reasonable amount of experience at electronics construction and some of the more simple designs are suitable for beginners.


PREFACE

As little as fifteen to twenty years ago [as of 1987] the range of opto-electric devices available to the amateur electronics enthusiast was strictly limited. There were cadmium sulphide photoresistors, one or two phototransistors, but apart from a few other devices such as cathode ray tubes and "magic-eye" tuning indicators, that was about it. Things have changed quite radically since those days, and throughout the seventies and eighties there has been a procession of new opto-electric devices, including such things as light emitting diodes, liquid crystal displays of varying degrees of complexity, and sensors of various types.

These devices represent one of the most interesting aspects of modern electronics and many are worth trying out purely for their interest value. On the other hand, they mostly have as much practical application as play value, and are not just examples of the common phenomenon of clever technology in search of practical applications. They are consequently of interest to both the experimenter and those who are looking for solutions to practical problems.

This guide designs which utilize a range of modern opto-electric devices, including such things as fiber optic devices, ultra-bright light emitting diodes and passive infrared detectors. While many of these designs are not in the "dead simple" category, they should be within the capabilities of anyone with a certain amount of experience at electronics construction, and one or two of the more simple designs are suitable for beginners.

By R. A. Penfold


PLEASE NOTE

Although every care has been taken with the production of this guide to ensure that any projects, designs, modifications and/or programs etc. contained herein, operate in a correct and safe manner and also that any components specified are normally available in Great Britain [or elsewhere], the Publishers do not accept responsibility in any way for the failure, including fault in design, of any project, design, modification or program to work correctly or to cause damage to any other equipment that it may be connected to or used in conjunction with, or in respect of any other damage or injury that may be so caused, nor do the Publishers accept responsibility in any way for the failure to obtain specified components.

Notice is also given that if equipment that is still under warranty is modified in any way or used or connected with home-built equipment then that warranty may be void.

© 1987 BERNARD BABANI (publishing) LTD.

First Published - April 1987 Reprinted - February 1989 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Penfold, R.A.

Modern opto-device projects.

1. Electro-optical devices

I. Title

621.36 TA1750 ISBN 0-85934-68-2

Printed and Bound in Great Britain by Cox & Wyman Ltd, Reading.

OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST

BP42 50 Simple LED Circuits

BP45 Projects in Opto-electronics

BP87 50 simple LED Circuits - Book 2

MODERN OPTO DEVICE PROJECTS

by R. A. PENFOLD

BERNARD BABANI (publishing) LTD. THE GRAMPIANS SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD, LONDON, W6 7NF, ENGLAND


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