20577Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: looking for a disk detect sensor
- Mar 30, 2011
> > > Yes, but it works! I think it's just that it's a very bright "grow
> > light"
> > > bulb that I was using to get a better view of what was going on in
> > > I did not expect that this light would trip the sensor. A regularthrough
> > > florescent does not work.
> Yep, they're usually IR detectors. I've replaced the source in the
> source-sensor pair with a regular IR LED, just by drilling a hole
> the back of the pair. Usually I've had to adjust the gain of the inputamp.
> You can also check to see if the source in the pair is working by aiming
> CCD camera at it. Cheap webcams are the best, as they have no IRfilters.
>Maybe a grow lignt sends both IR and UltraViolet? This is reasonable to
believe. This would also explain why a plain flourescent light did not
trigger the sensor. eh?
anyway, I ordered the part from Amazon per Ian's link. It should take only
45 minutes to install.
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