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Electronics => Electronics => Topic started by: Admin on June 27, 2007, 06:52:04 PM

Thanks to the SoR member 'ribs', we got a nice welcome upgrade to the photoresistor tutorial.
Remember how we had to use the excel sheet with a graph to find the resistor to give the optimal voltage output?
Well ribs did some crazy calculus and derived an equation that gives the answer right away . . .
resistor = sqrt(R_dark*R_bright)
If you want to see the crazy math, I posted it on the tutorial:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/schematics_photoresistor.shtml
Thanks ribs!!!!!!!!!!
old school:
(http://www.societyofrobots.com/images/sensors_photoresistor_excel.png)

Interesting..