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Infra-red receiver

To make the infrared receiver you need 
 

  • infrared phototransistor (Maplin YY66W) 
  • linear miniature pre-set potentiometer, 100 kW, (vertical mount) (Rapid 67-0315) 
  • 0.1 pitch stripboard 
  • 3 mm LED clip (JPR 850-090) 
  • socket 4 mm red (JPR 705-205) 
  • socket 4 mm black (JPR 705-206) 
  • halved square section 'plastic down pipe' approx 9 cm long (DIY store) 
  • connecting wire  

Assemble as shown in the diagram.

An infra-red receiver

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