stop a capacitor charging when full
December 28, 2011
i a ma a complete beginner and i am reading a book about beam bots (mostly) and i had an idea for a beam bot which probably wont work and i might not build but i decided to try and draw a schematic anyway. the idea is it goes towards light and when there is lot of light it starts to charge a very large capacitor before going back to following light. when it detects vibration(can you get vibration sensors?) it uses the power from the large capacitor to run until there is a lot less light ( ie it is under something) and stay until the vibration has gone. so like real small bugs it gets food until a predator comes near it then hides
my problem: charging the large capacitor and knowing when it is full then after the fleeing process knowing that it needs to be charge a gain could anyone please help?