I am looking to use OP800A sensor and OP133 IR Emitter (Mouser) as a break beam type sensor for measuring the speed of a ping pong ball cannon. The velocity is well over Mach 2 and we need the fast response time of this sensor.
I'm a mechanical engineer so only understand the very basics of this sort of stuff. Could someone please translate collector, emitter, base, etc. to +/- and signal??? I've done some Googling and I think I did it right but the sensor is not responding at all and the IR Emitter is just getting really hot.
Plan on using a standard LIPO battery at 3.7V for this most basic circuit. Monitoring of the sensors is done by a digital o-scope.
I've used the TSL252R in the past for a similar application but those are obsolete. There are some being sold on EBay, etc. but they DO NOT have anywhere near the response time of the ones I got 3 years ago and will not work.