[islandlabs] Simple hack?

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Tue Oct 14 18:50:18 EDT 2008

Sorry I didn't sign my prev email.

Island Labs main mailing list wrote:
> Island Labs main mailing list wrote:
>> It works well, but only from ~15-20ft away, and I see much more
>> potential for fun with more range.  Is it just a matter of attaching a
>> bigger IR led to it? Or do I need some sort of circut? Can I use a bigger
>> battery (the cr2032 wont last very long with a bigger led) or even a
>> separate battery just for the LED. Hope someone can help.
> Both are possible but I doubt you'll get much of a difference, more likely
> you'll just burn the circuit. You can build an amplifying circuit using and
> op-amp but it might make the signal too noisy. As an alternative you can wire in
> a transistor with a bigger power-source and more powerful IR.

This hack actually uses the same idea. use a transistor to power an eternal LED 
bank. Should work for you.



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