I would like to make a laser sensor to detect light coming from a 650nm diode. My current idea would be to use CdS photoresistors/LDRs. I want to measure a few (4-8?) at once, where light falling onto any one of them generates a signal - I don't care from which sensor it actually came. However, I would like to put as many sensors on as few pins as possible.
I've already somewhat figured out that putting LDRs in parallel isn't ideal, because any changes in voltage will become smaller the more I use. Instead, it would seem like a better idea to build some kind of 'switch' by putting each LDR together with a fixed resistor and a transistor. How exactly would a circuit for this look like, or are there better ways to do it?