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Arduino Essentials by Francis Perea

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The schematic of the coin detector

In the following diagram, you can see the complete schematic for the circuit we will use in this example:

The schematic of the coin detector

The complete circuit for an optical coin detector

As you can see, from the optocoupler side, I have only added the two resistors I mentioned previously: a 10K to act as a load for the phototransistor and a 470 Ohms one to limit the current through the infrared LED.

There is just an additional consideration. If you take a closer look, you could notice that in this case, I have connected the LED that is going to be used as the output side of our project in a different way than in other examples in the book.

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