Neil Sandstrom from the BEAM mailing list recently posted a notice about his "ShokHead" circuit built from our tutorial. What makes this project a bit different is that he mounted it on a VPM motor, so it’s all self-contained. Here’s what he says about it:
Just finished!!! Check it out it is really small!! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beam/files/Psyclesam/ Uses all smd parts except Main Cap and PDs. Parts 1 x SB VPM vibrating disk motor 2 x SFH203PFA Photodiodes 1 x 74AC240 (SOIC) 2 x .22uF 16 Volt smd cap Miller SE... 1 x Panasonic BP2422 Solar Cell 1 x MN1382-J (smd) 1 x ZN2106G (SOT223) 1 x SB Small 1000uf cap 1 x TMMBAT42 (smd schottky diode) 1 x .22uF 16 Volt smd cap It turns a small amount but it does function well. Maybe a bigger cap like 3300uF in the next one. I temporarily gave up on Fled and Fred heads and opted for the very low part count and easy freeformability of the Solarbotics ShokPhoto Head Circuit. https://www.solarbotics.com/beam/circuits.asp Thanks SB!!!