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Controllers and timers circuit diagrams

Timers, alarms, detectors and other sensor based circuit diagrams

Astable Multivibrator


Astable Multivibrator
[View Astable Multivibrator circuit diagram]


Touch Activated Light


The circuits below light a 20 watt lamp when the contacts are touched and the skin resistance is about 2 Megs or less. The circuit on the left uses a power MOSFET which turns on when the voltage between the source and gate is around 6 volts.
[View Touch Activated Light circuit diagram]


8 Channel software controlled fanbus with PWM


This article is about a software controlled, parallel port-interfacing 8-channel Pulse-Width-Modulated fan controller.
[View 8 Channel software controlled fanbus with PWM circuit diagram]


Stepper motor controller


This project allows you to control the speed, direc-tion, and step size of a unipolar four-phase step-per motor. The controller is capable of handling motor winding currents of up to 1.25 amps per phase and it operates from a single supply voltage of 6-30 volts DC.
[View Stepper motor controller circuit diagram]


The Relay Sub Board


The board is now designed so that it may be cut in two to make two separate boards, each with four relays. This should be more than adequate for most purposes.
[View The Relay Sub Board circuit diagram]


Rain Detector


This circuit uses a sensor made of a small piece of etched PC board and a simple SCR circuit to detect rain and sound a buzzer.
[View Rain Detector circuit diagram]


Plants Watering Watcher


This circuit is intended to signal when a plant is needing water. A LED illuminates at maximum brightness when the ground in the flower-pot is too dry: it dims gradually as the water's content in the pot grows, turning off when the optimum moisture's level is reached.
[View Plants Watering Watcher circuit diagram]


Photo Timer Circuit


Time is set by potentiometer R2 which provides a range or 1 sec. To 100 seconds with timing capacitor C1 of 100uF. The output at pin 3 is normally low and the relay is held off.
[View Photo Timer Circuit circuit diagram]


Tan Timer


This timer was deliberately designed for people wanting to get tanned but at the same time wishing to avoid an excessive exposure to sunlight.
[View Tan Timer circuit diagram]


Jogging Timer


This circuit was developed since a number of visitors of this website requested a timer capable of emitting a beep after one, two, three minutes and so on, for jogging purposes.
[View Jogging Timer circuit diagram]


Mini Metronome


Mini Metronome circuit diagram
[View Mini Metronome circuit diagram]


Timed Beeper


This circuit is intended for alerting purposes after a certain time is elapsed. It is suitable for table games requiring a fixed time to answer a question, or to move a piece etc. In this view it's a modern substitute for the old sandglass.
[View Timed Beeper circuit diagram]


Bedside Lamp Timer


The purpose of this circuit is that of power a lamp or other apparatus for a given time (30 minutes in this case), and then to turn it off.
[View Bedside Lamp Timer circuit diagram]


Precision Metronome and Pitch generator


CMos IC1 and IC2B quad AND gate form a 2.4576 MHz crystal oscillator plus a 2400 times divider.
[View Precision Metronome and Pitch generator circuit diagram]


4 channel infrared remote relays


4 Channel Infrared (IR) Remote is a simple kit using the famous HT12A and HT12D encoder / decoder chips from Holtek
[View 4 channel infrared remote relays circuit diagram]


Dual Relay Driver Board


Dual Channel Relay Board is a simple and convenient way to interface 2 relays for switching application in your project.
[View Dual Relay Driver Board circuit diagram]


Solid state relay switch


Solid State Relay Switch is a simple kit which will help you control (ON / OFF) a single high power circuit from a low power drive.
[View Solid state relay switch circuit diagram]


IR Remote Volume Controller


IR Remote Volume Controller circuit diagram
[View IR Remote Volume Controller circuit diagram]


Simple optical switch


The 555 is proved to be the most versatile and ubiquitous IC all over the world.This is a possible use: simple inverting schmitt trigger.
[View Simple optical switch circuit diagram]


Time Delay Relay II


When activated by pressing a button, this time delay relay will activate a load after a specified amount of time. This time is adjustable to whatever you want simply by changing the value of a resistor and/or capacitor.
[View Time Delay Relay II circuit diagram]


Time Delay Relay


A time delay relay is a relay that stays on for a certain amount of time once activated. This time delay relay is made up of a simple adjustable timer circuit which controls the actual relay. The time is adjustable from 0 to about 20 seconds with the parts specified. The current capacity of the circuit is only limited by what kind of relay you decide to use.
[View Time Delay Relay circuit diagram]


Automatic Fan Controller


Automatic Fan Controller
[View Automatic Fan Controller circuit diagram]


Dark Sensitive Switch


Dark Sensitive Switch is a simple project which operates a relay when the light falling on the LDR goes below a set point.
[View Dark Sensitive Switch circuit diagram]


DC servo motor driver


DC Servo Motor Driver kit, designed using MC33030 IC, is the fastest and low cost way of getting your DC Servo Motor up and running.
[View DC servo motor driver circuit diagram]


High current bipolar stepper motor controller


High Current Bipolar Stepper Motor Controller kit is based on chopper drive. Chopper drive is a method of providing a constant current source to a device. Chopper drive allows for use of higher voltage power supply for better performance and higher speed. It is uses SGS Thomson's L297 and L298 controller IC's.
[View High current bipolar stepper motor controller circuit diagram]


Auto Heat Limiter for Soldering Iron


Usually a soldering iron takes a couple of minutes to get adequately heated up to melt the solder, after which the heat generated is much above the requirement and is wasted. Moreover, excessive heat decreases the life of the bit and the element, causing serious damage to the components.
[View Auto Heat Limiter for Soldering Iron circuit diagram]


Simple DC motor PWM speed control


When the potentiomenter is all up, the Rcharge resistance is 1,0 Kohm (the diode prevents the capacitor to charge through the second potentiometer section and the other 1,0 Kohm resistor) , and Rdischarge is 21 Kohm, giving a 5% on duty cycle and a 1Khz frequency.
[View Simple DC motor PWM speed control circuit diagram]


Stepper Motor Controller


The circuit is very simple and inexpensive. This is good thing because most commercial stepper motor controller ICs are quite expensive. This circuit is built from standard components and can easily be adapted to be controlled by a computer.
[View Stepper Motor Controller circuit diagram]


Pulse Width Modulation DC Motor Control


Often, people attempt to control DC motors with a variable resistor or variable resistor connected to a transistor. While the latter approach works well, it generates heat and hence wastes power. This simple pulse width modulation DC motor control eliminates these problems.
[View Pulse Width Modulation DC Motor Control circuit diagram]


Infa-Red Remote Control


This remote transmits a tone using an infa-red LED. This tone is decoded by the receiver. Since the receiver only switches when it hears the tone, there are no accidental activations.
[View Infa-Red Remote Control circuit diagram]


Temperature-controlled Fan


This circuit adopt a rather old design technique as its purpose is to vary the speed of a fan related to temperature with a minimum parts counting and avoiding the use of special-purpose ICs, often difficult to obtain.
[View Temperature-controlled Fan circuit diagram]


Dark-activated LED or Lamp Flasher


Dark-activated LED or Lamp Flasher
[View Dark-activated LED or Lamp Flasher circuit diagram]


DC Motor Reversing Circuit


Reverse rotation of DC electric motor.
[View DC Motor Reversing Circuit circuit diagram]


On-Off Temperature Control


On-Off Temperature Control device circuit diagram. It's useful for turning on and off devices by high or low temperature.
[View On-Off Temperature Control circuit diagram]


DC Motor Control Circuit


Circuit for managing DC motor.
[View DC Motor Control Circuit circuit diagram]


Fancontrol


Temperature based fan control. Very useful if you want to have quiet cooling while the device is not at full power.
[View Fancontrol circuit diagram]


Unipolar Stepper Motor Controller


circuit diagram for controller for stepper motor.
[View Unipolar Stepper Motor Controller circuit diagram]


PWM Motor-Light Controller


Pulse width modulation controller for regulating motor speed
[View PWM Motor-Light Controller circuit diagram]


AC Current Monitor


This circuit was designed on request, to remotely monitor when a couple of electric heaters have been left on.
[View AC Current Monitor circuit diagram]


Multi Rocket Launcher


Simple circuit for rocket model starter.
[View Multi Rocket Launcher circuit diagram]


On-Off Temperature Control


This circuit controls a load (in this case a dc brushless fan) based on a temperature compared with a setpoint.
[View On-Off Temperature Control circuit diagram]


DC Motor Reversing


A DC motor reversing circuit using non latching push button switches. Relays control forward, stop and reverse action, and the motor cannot be switched from forward to reverse unless the stop switch is pressed first.
[View DC Motor Reversing circuit diagram]


Single Zone CMOS Alarm


This circuit features automatic Exit/Entry delays, timed Bell Cut-off and System Reset. It has provision for normally open and normally closed switches and will accommodate the usual input devices such as Foil Tape, Pressure Mats, Magnetic Reed Contacts, Passive Infrared Detectors and Inertia (Shock) Sensors.
[View Single Zone CMOS Alarm circuit diagram]


5 Zone Alarm System


This is a complete alarm system with 5 independent zones suitable for a small office or home environment.
[View 5 Zone Alarm System circuit diagram]


Periodic Timer


A switched timer with equal make and equal space periods timing adjustable from over 6 minutes to 38 minutes.
[View Periodic Timer circuit diagram]


Frost Alarm


A simple thermistor triggered cold switch with adjustable threshold.
[View Frost Alarm circuit diagram]


Electronic Keypad


Secure any electronic device using this electronic keypad. Circuit is relatively simple and it's built with 4081 CMOS quad 2 input "AND" gate
[View Electronic Keypad circuit diagram]


Garage - Shed Alarm


This is a simple single-zone burglar alarm circuit. Its features include automatic Exit and Entry delays. It's designed to be used with the usual types of normally-closed input devices such as - magnetic-reed contacts - micro switches - foil tape - and PIRs.
[View Garage - Shed Alarm circuit diagram]


5 to 30 Minute Timer


A switched timer for intervals of 5 to 30 minutes incremented in 5 minute steps.
[View 5 to 30 Minute Timer circuit diagram]


Car Alarm and Immobilizer


This circuit features exit and entry delays, an instant alarm zone, an intermittent siren output and automatic reset. By adding external relays you can immobilize the vehicle and flash the lights
[View Car Alarm and Immobilizer circuit diagram]


Proximity sensor


This circuit takes the guesswork out of proximity detection by inducing eddy currents in a living being, whether animal or human. May serve as alarm or some kind of switch.
[View Proximity sensor circuit diagram]


Infra Red Switch


This is a single channel (on / off) universal switch that may be used with any Infra Red remote control using 36-38kHz
[View Infra Red Switch circuit diagram]


Hot Water Level Indicator


A simple device to indicate various levels of hot water in a tank.
[View Hot Water Level Indicator circuit diagram]


Dark Activated Switch


This circuit will activate a relay when light falls to a preset level. Light level can be adjusted with VR1 and the relay contacts may be used to operate an external light or buzzer.
[View Dark Activated Switch circuit diagram]


Voltage Controlled Switch using 555 Timer


Voltage Controlled Switch with popular 555 timer circuit used in a novel way.
[View Voltage Controlled Switch using 555 Timer circuit diagram]


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