Hi I'm actually new to the forum and I'm not quite sure if this is the right spot or not.. But anyways im trying to build a circuit similar to the octolively kit created by a company called evilmadscience.
Here's the website:http://cdn2.evilmadscience.com/KitInstrux/octolively/html/index2.html
Im wondering two things:
1. What do the infrared photoresistors do? as in how is it used?
2. What does the infrared led do? and how is it used?
Here's what I want to achieve:
A table top in which the leds get turned by either the motion of hands waving over the glasses or led lights that turn on as the hand is hovering over the glass. Im planning to have the photo-resistors take in the serial values, and when someone hovers there hand over the photo-resistor the led light turns on, as the photo-resistor is used to detect the ambient light surrounding it. I'm not looking for a led rippling effect I just want something simple as leds turning on by either motion detecting or light detection.
Also is there a way to build something similar to this using photo resistors and leds? If so could anyone provide me with a pseudo code or just explain to me the theory of how this could work? If there are other methods of building something similar to this I would really love to hear your opinions!
I have something in mind but I have to wait until my photo-resistors arrive to put it in action and start coding. As of right now any help is appreciated! And if this is in the wrong spot please post it below and tell me where I should post this.