Transistor Confusion (again)
June 17, 2009
Greetings fellow meatbags.
Calculon is trying to hook up a pimpin motor to his Mr Basic, and has come across something very confusing with his transistor.
Here's what he's trying to do with a nte123 pulling a seperate power supply to a motor made for 3v:
He also tried it with a 2n3904. It didna work for either. According to his understanding of NPN transistors, the output from the picaxe should switch on the tran, and pull the 3v through the motor. No?
Using an LED to see if the tran worked, Calculon accidentally made this ....
...which totally worked. This also confuses our hero. So our hero has other methods to activate the pimp motor, but he's just wondering why these don't/do work. Okay, go.