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Offline ccdjr106Topic starter

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general questions
« on: February 04, 2010, 07:35:16 PM »
hii guys i havent been on in a while but i have a few questions
first off im looking to participate in the robofest   robofest.net
i want to do the robo power game competition 

sooo i was wondering if anyone has any advice for me like which kinds of sensors would work good   im not asking anyone to do it for me just some advice

i also bought this thing  http://www.robotshop.ca/dfrobot-2wd-mobile-platform-for-arduino-4.html?lang=en-us
i want to use a arduino soo which one will be capable of doing this competition
another thing  im pretty sure im going to need a motor controller for the platform that i bought    which one would be the cheapest that would work

thankss 

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Re: general questions
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 06:20:08 PM »
Well, there are only three kinds of sensors to really care about for a general autonomous robot.

Infrared - Narrow beam; Can't find narrow objects very well.
Ultrasonic - Wide beam; Doesn't work well if there are several going at once.
Camera - 2D sensing instead of 1D; Most complicated to operate.

You can do a combination of them if you want. I personally would go with IR.
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