single pulse preasure switch

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Simple1, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Simple1

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    hi guys,
    thanks in advance for the help.

    i am a bit of a novice as far as electronics go but i am extremely keen to learn.

    i am working on a small project and i require what seems to be quite a simple concept for the idea to work.

    i need a circuit that when i hit a pressure switch closing the circuit sends a pulse to a 3V 1mW laser switching it on for a fraction of a second, (.5 of a second is perfect) after which it will switch off regardless of weather the circuit is still closed.

    once again, your help will be much appreciated.

    many thanks,

    Emile Theodore aka Simple
  2. S_lannan

    Active Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    A one shot circuit is probably your best bet here.
  3. KMoffett

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 19, 2007
    Simple, Circuit #5. With a LM7555 it will theoretically work at 3V. But you could operate it at a higher voltage and use the laser in series resistors or diodes to get the 3V. How do you plan on powering it?...batteries?...wallwart?