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IR Laser Sensing

Would one of these pickup a 38khz signal pulsed from a 650 nm laser?

http://www.adafruit.com/products/157

This tutorial shows you How to get the RSSI of an Xbee using Arduino!
It took so much time to get this working. But know everything works fine. Using RSSI you can make many funny projects, like object detection and so on. Check out … Read more

3.3 Volts to 5 Volts the easy way.

It doesn't get more simple than this...

The above circuit worked to let a 5 Volt servo work on a 3.3 Volt signal. This DOES NOT convert power so connect the servo power connections to 5 Volts and ground. This only converts the low power signals (before this my servo wouldn't move!)

Now, the resistor is 1000 ohms or 1 K (brown, black, red). Wattage isn't citical. The diodes are 1N914 or 1N4148 any good silicon (Switching) diode should work.

Components to put bw 3.3v signal and 5v

I have an Arm based platform with Serial UART interface but in 3.3v level.

I want it to communicate with my Arduino.

I have a 3.3v power source in the Arduino(Dumilinove).

My question is what components to put between the 3.3v platform RX/TX and the Arduino RX/TX ?