Miller engine .... but it dose work
January 8, 2012
Ok it looks a mess but it dose Work .... So why am i posting this .... couple of reasons ... first off its my first proper working circuit and i have a few questions about it.
As i have very little to work with im delighted to get this to work (hopefully that will be changing shortly .... just have to get paypal sorted with my bank and ready to order a few bits and pieces.)
So we have a miller engine ... i tried this before using another layout with a pnp transistor also used in the circuit but couldnt get it to work ... saw this one without the pnp resistor and it works for me.
Incase you are all wondering whats with the crazy set up ... lol lol got a thing called snap circuit pro in a charity shop for 3 euro and comes in handy for setting things up on .... its like a crazy sort of breadboard.
Question 1) circuit has a diode ... i find if i run it without diode it works fine but different eg light flashes stronger but not as often .... with diode it flashes weaker but about 8 times more in the same length of time ... What would the reason for this be.
Question 2) will work with the two solar cells .... Not sure of there specs .... they each charged a 1.2v rechargable battrie in a solar light .... but if i add a third to the set up the circuit wont work. So im wondering how to get more power to the circuit ... even though it works its very weak .
Ok just added a video .... again not much to look at .... but first time using u tube and creating a video ..... just wanted to try it out and see dose it work .... But you can see the motor being powered from the solar charged capacitors.