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Coding Badly


While shopping for a phototransistor, I came across this...

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Applications
. Infrared applied system
. Camera
. Cockroach catcher


WTF?

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Care to share the link?  That is puzzling.  Might be a spell checker mistake.

But if a phototransistor can catch cockroaches, I know a few family members that could use them..
//LiNK

Coding Badly

Caught your eye tho!


It did!  My first thought was that it was a nose-thumb at the boss: "That idiot endlessly complains about my work.  I wonder if he even reads these datasheets.  I think I'll find out..."

Coding Badly

Care to share the link?


http://www.everlight.com/datasheets/PT333-3C_datasheet.pdf

A quick Google search reveals that "cockroach catcher" is in other Everlight datasheets.

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Might be a spell checker mistake.


"Cockroach catcher" a spell checker mistake?  Maybe in Chinese but certainly not in English.  There aren't many (any?) words close to "cockroach" in spelling.

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But if a phototransistor can catch cockroaches, I know a few family members that could use them..


I'm certainly wondering how the phototransistor is used in that application.  If I figure it out I'll pass on the news.


Sidebar: I am very pleased with the phototransistor referenced above.  It plus a 100 KΩ resistor is an excellent choice for detecting "dark".

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