Need help Integrating an IR motion sensor into a circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by fotoshark, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. fotoshark

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    Mar 23, 2016
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    Hi There, I have build this circuit which adjusts the speed of a motor utilizing a 555 timer chip.
    What i need to do is integrate an IR Motion Sensor and some kind of timer, so when the motion sensor is tripped, power to the circuit would be enabled for a user defined(potentiometer) amount of time. I am an amateur maker and any help here is appreciated.
     
  2. Dodgydave

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    Use your motion sensor on another 555 timer monostable, this feeds pin 4 of the pwm circuit, so when the timer is activated pin 4 will be high and allows the pwm to work, then when the timer stops, pin 4 will go low and stop the pwm.
     
  3. fotoshark

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    Mar 23, 2016
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    Thanks for your reply, but I am not sure I understand how the circuit will run for a user defined amount of time with your solution. The circuit would only stay active while the IR senses motion in your solution yes? I guess I am really looking for someone to modify the schematic I attached to the thread and how me how to accomplish what I previously mentioned.
     
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