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I will Teach you how to make a simple water sensor circuit

Step 1: Gather Parts

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Parts List
1 General Purpose NPN Transistor $0.10
1 50K Trimpot $0.15
1 47ohm Resistor $0.01
1 LED $0.08
1 Proto Board or You can etch A PCB
1 3 volt power source battery, wall wart, whatever

Step 2: Learn the Layout

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Read Circuit Diagram

Step 3: Create PCB (skip step if using Proto board)

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The Schematic is made with ExpressPCB which is a free PCB Layout Software you can download it here
Than Download the PCB file and open and print it and make your PCB. Here are a few links to Instructibles that show you how to make a PCB
water sensor.pcb is 3v
water sensor2.pcb is 12v
5pcb
Cheap and Easy Toner Transfer for PCB Making
The Saltwater etch process

Step 4: Build It

Build time will update once I make the PCB

Step 5: Connect to HHO Cell or Any other Water Sening Probe

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Here are some mock ups of how to connect it to a HHO Cell or just detect water.

Step 6: 12 VOLT CIRCUIT

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Here is how to setup the circuit to run on 12 volts from a car battery the circuit is still the same just some resistors are added to the probes to protect the transistor and a larger resistor to protect the LED
 
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