Hey IvanK, sounds like you are in over your head with the electronics :)
But that's OK, always fun to learn something new.
A few sugestions:
Get a breadboard, don't go right to soldering.
(Cut some cat5 wire up for jumper wire)
You don't want the big t220 NPN, get little ones(3904).
The Emitter will probably work fine for transmit. The detector
is probably a IR transistor, which is NOT what you want for a
receiver(look at the lirc web site again for part #s).
You might be able to have some fun with it. Try hooking it to
a sound card mike input and see if you can hear a remote.
Try it in both polarities. The IR transistor only works on
about half the mike inputs I've tried(it must supply some small
bias voltage). An IR diode detector always works.
Radio shack used to carry some beginner electronics material:
Pick up any of the electronic notebooks
from Forest M. Mimms III. Or buy one of the 200 in 1
electronic kits, these are great fun. Or go to the library
and look around. Pick up a biography on Nikola Tesla while
you are there.
On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 02:28:10PM -0500, IvanK. wrote:
> I saw in the archive a message from you from 1/8/03 in which you give a l=
> of radioshack parts for building a transceiver. I went to a few radiosha=
> before I gathered everything I needed. But I have a question regarding s=
> of the parts.
> For example you listed 3 general purpose npn transistors. The guy at rad=
> shack wasn't quite sure what was meant by general purpose so he sold me T=
> Transistor, TO-220, NPN silicon, radioshack number #276-2017.
> For the pnp transistors he offered 2N3906-Type Transistors, Radioshack #=
> Are these the correct parts or do I need something better? I'd appreciat=
> part numbers.
> And finally, I was lucky to find Infrared Emitter and Detector (1 pr.),=
> Radioshack number 276-142. In this package there are two leds and I assu=
> one is a detector, the other a transmitter. Is this correct? Or is one =
> a led. If so, I'll need to obtain a transmitter. You said you had used =
> from an old remote. Unfortunately I don't have a remote I could gut in o=
> to get the transmitter. Any suggestions? Radioshack part numbers?
> Thanks in advance for you help,
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