Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 1

CIRCUIT IDEAS

DING-DONG BELL SAN


I TH
EO
tary-pair, two-transistor amplifier is used
to amplify the sound to a fair level of
PRAVEEN SHANKER audiblity. You may either use a piezo
tweeter or an 8-ohm, 500mW speaker at

T
his simple and cost-effective door (Website address: fortech@mantramail. the output.
bell circuit is based on IC 8021-2 com). It is an 8-pin DIP IC whose only During the standby period, the IC con-
from Formox Semiconductors four pins, as shown in the circuit, have sumes nominal current of a few microam-
been used. peres only. Therefore switch S1 may be
The IC has an in-built kept closed. Each time switch S2 is
circuitry to produce ding- pressed, ding dong sound is produced
dong sound each time its twice. If you try to press switch S2 a sec-
pin 3 is pulled low. The ond time when the first ding dong sound
sound is stored in the IC is still being produed, it has no effect what-
as bits, as in a ROM. The ever and the two ding-dong bell sounds
sound output from the IC will be invariably produced.
can’t however drive a The circuit costs no more than Rs 35
speaker directly, as this and the IC 8021-2 used in the circuit is
puts strain on the device. readily available for around Rs 15 in the
Therefore a complemen- market.

ELECTRONICS FOR YOU MARCH 2002