Very sorry if this has been answered. Promise I’ve tried to search. I’ve watched what has to be a million videos and read an equal number of forums, but can’t seem to get this working.

I’m just trying to make a simple darkness detector circuit. I’m just a tinkerer so I don’t know a ton about the math behind all of this.

Using a generic LDR and an S8050. Picture included. I’ve tried changing resistance to the base both higher and lower and I still just get a light detector (brighter with light; dimmer with dark).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.