Ihave been playing around with transistors and diodes lately, and thinking about switching methods and techniques.
I'm not that educated on the matter of "Forward Voltage", but I illustrated a concept I am trying to grasp in the photo below:
In this circuit concept, I have a 1.5V battery hoked up across the terminals of a capacitor, but...there is a cathode of a diode hooked up between the negative terminal of the battery and the negative terminal of the capicitor.
The Diode, attached to a current limiting resistor,can provide a path to the other terminal of the capacitor, but only if the forward voltage is met???
Is that so? Would the diode act as some type of "flood-gate", allowing the battery to store electrical potential in the capacitor, until the pressure is adequate to provide the forward voltage to the diode?
My goal, or what I envision, is that I could hook up a relay or transistor the other end of the capacitor/ battery, and the temporary discharging of the capacitor would momentarily "power" the switch, allowing me to momentarily connect another power source to make a light blink or something.
If the diode funcctions in tth way I assume, then it would probably do this in a constant cycle, and could possibly be timed in accordance to functionality.
I'm just not sure if this is the actual science...