Help with diode logic lab

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dnick6000

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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I am wondering if anyone can help me with this simple problem. My electronics class had a lab test with this question: Construct a circuit using 5 nopb switches, 3 incandescent 12v lamps, and as few diodes to do the following: pressing switch 1 turns on lamp 1, switch 2 lamp 2, switch 3 lamp 3, switch 4 lamps 1 and 3, and switch 5 all lamps. Seems pretty simple huh. The least diodes I could come up with and work was 4. Just wondering if anyone could do it with less. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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dnick6000

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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Originally posted by hgmjr@Feb 24 2006, 07:27 PM
Here are some examples of simple diode logic functions along with a brief explanation of how they operate.

These examples should reinforce the information that is presented in your course textbook.

hgmjr
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Thanks for the help..Pretty useful info. Many Thanks
 

Papabravo

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Originally posted by dnick6000@Feb 24 2006, 04:40 PM
I am wondering if anyone can help me with this simple problem. My electronics class had a lab test with this question: Construct a circuit using 5 nopb switches, 3 incandescent 12v lamps, and as few diodes to do the following: pressing switch 1 turns on lamp 1, switch 2 lamp 2, switch 3 lamp 3, switch 4 lamps 1 and 3, and switch 5 all lamps. Seems pretty simple huh. The least diodes I could come up with and work was 4. Just wondering if anyone could do it with less. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Since you have fewer diodes then switches, if one of the switches is connected directly to one or more lamps then the circuit might not work the way you expect.
 

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dnick6000

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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Originally posted by Papabravo@Mar 1 2006, 06:50 PM
Since you have fewer diodes then switches, if one of the switches is connected directly to one or more lamps then the circuit might not work the way you expect.
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I don't understand your comment. I have built the circuit using four diodes and works fine but I was just wondering if I could complete the task using less diodes. What would it matter if the switch is connected straight to the lamp?
 
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