Hallo! Wie gehtīs? Itīs been some time since I last wrote here ;-)
Thatīs why I would prefer a casing that doesnīt come with an embedded transistor. But anything is welcomed.Your best bet is probably to make the housings yourself, that way you can tailor them to fiber as well as LED/phototransistor.
A 3D printer would make it extremely easy, but something like the smallest LEGO bricks would be another possibility.
Line the material with eg. tin foil if needed.
Thatīs pretty much what the other guy did. He just used hot silicon glue to do the fiber LED binding but I tend not to
like it very much.
The output swing of one sensor is from 0.3V to 1.4V or something close and for the other pad,
the output swing is from 0.8V to 2.1V and thatīs not good.
Of course I can do software compensation but Iīm losing one the ADC resolution. And the whole thing
is based on an industrial application, so I need to find a sturdy viable, easy to use solution. But even if it
was for me, I would get it this way no matter what. Itīs optics, some degrees error can ruin your day, and
I really donīt want this on the final result.
I am thinking of using something like these, havenīt found the right one just yet but I think Iīm on the right track:Hell it doesnīt allow me to post the Farnell link, I donīt know why...
But anyhow I was searching at the Fiber Optics category of Farnell, they have many things there that
may suit my needs.
Also for the first time, I really donīt care about the money... University pays, [...]Must be the German uni?
Cut poor Greece some slack
Itīs not that bad after all, but still yes, Iīm here in Germany,
actually in Bremen doing my Diplomarbeit at the Uni. And believe me itīs one of the best
choices I ever made. The only thing that really bothers me is the weather. Apart from that,
everythingīs more than fine! The bad thing is that Iīm here as an Erasmus student and that
means only one semester. But Iīll try to come back for master and perhaps PhD, I donīt
know yet. It depends on many factors. But yes, apart from having a large budget here, they
also know very well what risk capital is, and I really made some use of it already!