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Sound Activated Switch

Control by sound may be very useful, not just on a robot but also for a bit of home automation, for example a sound-activated light responding to a knock on the door or a hand clap. The light will be automatically switched off after a few seconds. An alternative use is burglar protection — if someone wants to open the door or break something the light will come on, suggesting that someone’s at home.

The circuit can work from any 5–12 VDC regulated power supply provided a relay with the suitable coil voltage is used.

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