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What is this black thing next to the capacitor??? is it an LDR? Answered

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amando96Sandisk1duo

Answer 10 years ago

hmm never thought of that... maybe it is... but then where is the IR receiver? :O

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Sandisk1duoamando96

Answer 10 years ago

never mind my dumb idea, i clicked the first picture and it looked silver to me that should be a IR receiver does it have any markings on it? or on the circuit board

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amando96Sandisk1duo

Answer 10 years ago

no markings at all, or i would have searched them on google... thats why it's being hard to indentify it...

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amando96Sandisk1duo

Answer 10 years ago

yea IR something, not transistor though coz they detect veriations of light or something like that... anyways made an IR proximity detector with it ha

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amando96Sandisk1duo

Answer 10 years ago

yea... but like IR what? lol transistor, resistor... something else... :O

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Sandisk1duoamando96

Answer 10 years ago

a resistor that changes it's resistance when Infra Red light is shined on it

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Sandisk1duoste5442

Answer 10 years ago

dude, i don't like spam :( just tell those people on the forum about instructables.. much easier post a forum topic on your website

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ste5442amando96

Answer 10 years ago

It is more than likely the IR receiver.
The device has two pins, one called the 'collector' and one called the 'emitter' I suspect. Connect a voltmeter across the two pins and point the IR transmitter (the remote) at the sensor. You should see the voltage flick between 'something' (depending on the supply voltage) and a few hundred mV as the transistor turns on and off.
The chances are that there is some modulation happening so you probably need a scope to see the changes - a DMM (and your eyes!) would be too slow to see the changes!

Hope this helps!

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amando96ste5442

Answer 10 years ago

ya will do thanks!
and ermmmm whats a DMM? lol =/

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UziMonkey

10 years ago

Probably not. It's probably some IR receiver IC. It having only two pins would be a big clue here, as most things in this TO-style package have three pins.

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amando96ste5442

Answer 10 years ago

Just did that, the voltage(or something) defenantly changes when an IR light is shined on it... so i guess it is... lol

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amando96ste5442

Answer 10 years ago

ya i forgot about that, so that normal light cant interfeere with the IR signals...