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    IR Circuit question

    I'm trying to make a simple IR circuit that energizes a coil when the detector "sees" the beam (refer to attached schematic). The problem is when the everything is active, I have almost no current at the coil. Why am I losing so much current? I suspect it's because the base of the NPN transistor...
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    Directional sensor?

    I was pondering it would be cool to create a, lets call it a "toy" and suppose it's a bear or a doll or something, which can detect passers by and turn it's head as though it's watching them. Ok maybe it's just creepy. Is there some kind of sensor, or way of making a sensor, which can detect...

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