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@Torcrayth I have, but I've been busy with some work deadlines.
There are several approaches you can consider.
If you try to do it yourself, as a complete novice, an analog approach...
Just wondering if anyone has been tempted by my post at all?
A REPLY - YES!!!!!!!!!
Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to read my long post.
Although i am a complete novice at building circuits i am technically...
That's quite a well specified requirement you have which is good. It is difficult what to suggest as you say a complete novice. The ideal solution would probably a microcontroller, but that needs coding...
You may be able to wire a switch like https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/light-switches/7758100/ such that 1 gang provides on/off and the other gang provides sensor/permanently on as in the attached diagram....
Infineon XENSIV™ - Check out a collection of various sensors. Infineon XENSIV™ 2GO kits and Shield2Go offer a wide variety of sensors for fast evaluation.
SICK's new networked factory has fully-automated modular production cells to support the build of SICK’s smart photoelectric sensors. The facility demonstrates how companies of any size can achieve the benefits of a factory of the future, today.
HDDM+ (High Definition Distance Measurement Plus) is a high-resolution time-of-flight process for non-contact distance measurement that is used in distance sensors as well as in 2D or 3D LiDAR sensors – even under difficult ambient conditions.
Hand-held, battery powered CO2 monitor design could improve the health of millions around the world.
Monitoring a breath can tell a person more about their health than they might think. In this latest article, we look at GSS and their sister company CRiL to discover how the GSS SprintIR-6S is helping with capnography.
Humidity and Temperature are two of the most commonly measured variables in our environment. Within manufacturing, transportation building services or storage sector certain levels must be maintained for safety, health or quality-related reasons.
From liquid chemical inventory to monitoring small process vessels to level measurement in the environmental industry (including filter beds!), SITRANS Probe LU240 lets operators get on with their day.
As part of the collaboration between Fair Chance Learning and Let’s Talk Science, educators were provided with educational support and a classroom kit, enabling them to deliver the program to their students. The kit features GSS CozIR-AH...