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infrared linear actuator

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by tangledtangent, Mar 5, 2013.

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  1. tangledtangent


    Mar 3, 2013
    i don't know if you could help me but here it goes. I am trying to get a linear actuator controlled by an infrared transmitter & receiver like shown in this clip:
    . The infrared transmitter will emit a modulated signal to the infrared transmitter which be connected to the linear actuator as well as a microprocessor (preferably the basic stamp) & that will command the actuator to do a certain action (in this case, it's just simply descending & ascending). Another clip here shows an actuator controlled using arduino I believe: . But the biggest problem for me is setting up the circuits for the infrared transmitter & receiver, since I'm not exactly sure of which components to incorporate...this circuit right here shows what components to use but I don't know how to set it up on a solderless breadboard: . Anyone got any tips on how this can work?
  2. Electrobrains


    Jan 2, 2012
    Do you plan to build your own transmitter or do you want to use an existing remote control unit?
  3. BobK


    Jan 5, 2010
    You can get 3 pin IR recievers that would replace everything up to the transistor and relay at the output of the circuit you have linked.

    Here is a tutorial on them:

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