Problems in Ultrasonic Motion Detector

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by puneetnick007, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. puneetnick007

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    Aug 19, 2009
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    Hello Friends,


    I am currently doing my engineering in electronics and in my final year now. I undertook project on Ultrasonic Motion Detector. Please guide me where i can find the complete circuit for this project.

    I have found some stuff regarding it but its creating a doubt on me. I searched the circuitry on this project and found out this file:

    http://web-ee.com/images/UltrasonicMotionDetector.pdf

    But then this blog created alot of doubt in my mind
    http://www.electro-tech-online.com/general-electronics-chat/40987-ultrasonic-motion-detector.html

    Here the user has made the circuitry explained in the pdf file but isn't able to work it out. Once i start my project I wont be able to change it later and my grades will be effected if the project doesn't works. Please help me in designing this project.

    I will be very very thankfull to you if i can have some piece of advice and knowledge shared from you. If anyone has made this project please tell me the circuitry for it.
     
  2. beenthere

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    Have you run the circuit on a simulator? Try it without that cruddy old LM324.
     
  3. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    The LM324 has some limited specs.
    You could try a TL084 instead.(see datasheet).
    Can you measure if the transmitter is working?
    The signal on the pins 2 and 4 of the 4049 should be in counterphase with the pins 10,12 and 15.

    Greetings,
    Bertus

    PS I do not answer questions in PM's, it breaks the open mind of the forum.
     
  4. Audioguru

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    Are you allowed to copy an old circuit instead of designing your own circuit for your final year in electronics?
    Will an electronics company hire a copy-cat "engineer"?
     
  5. puneetnick007

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    Aug 19, 2009
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    I am not coying the project. I want to design it first on the pcb and then wanna make adjustements. Like the detector has only a range upto 7-8 metres. I will increase that range and will make a better transmitter. Then the alarm can be modified in a better way. All this stuff can only happen when i first design the mother detector.
     
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