555 Sound Transmitter. Unusual Design 2

Not satisfied with IC 555 design. Now I am going to exploit its Control voltage pin 5. This pin is used to give a controlled voltage to control the working of the Flip-Flop inside the IC. But if it is not used, it will be connected to the ground through a 0.01 disc capacitor. I am going to give a minute voltage into this pin. Let us see what happens.

IC555 is designed as an Astable multivibrator as usual. But the control voltage pin is used to connect a Piezo element instead of the disc capacitor. The intention is that, the Piezo element generates a minute voltage when it is mechanically stressed. Output pin is connected to a 30 cm plastic wire antenna  for transmitting the signals.

Just tap on the Piezo element. You can hear the tapping sound in an FM radio tuned exactly. Slowly turn the tuning knob of the FM radio along with tapping on the Piezo element. At a particular point, the tapping sound will be heard in the radio. I have seen one similar circuit using MIC for transmitting voice in AM Band. I can give an idea. Glue the piezo element on the door and make a remote Door knock transmitter. But the range is poor. It will be around 1 Meter.

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