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IR/LED DefenceTwo popular methods of robot sensors are infrared emitter/detectors and photoresistors with reflective LED's. To counter these sensors, you need to coat your robot in an IR/visible light absorbant paint. Make sure the paint has a rough coat, as a shiny coat is more reflective. I used black acrylic paint, but I didnt test it to see how well it works. Another popular sensor used is the Sharp IR Rangefinder. This sensor is significantly more immune to surface color, but it will still have some decreased accuracy.
zap it with a stun gun
Remember that glass acts as a mirror for IR rays. The disadvantage being that glass is brittle.Also, you could have infrared lights pointing all over the place, confusing the other bot.
What about my own sensors? Wouldn't it get confused by the same IR lights?
Hi,Synchronize. Just like the MGs in old war planes that shot in between the propeller blades. Without the synch, they would have shot themselves down.
Or, you could use IR reflecting material and build the outsides of your bot at a 45 degree angle. So any IR that hits it will go straight to the ceiling.
Any idea on what that material might be? Simple glass would do it? What about a mirror? Isn't that better? Any suggestions?
You know, using static electricity to fry the internal electronics of a bot would be an interesting battle bot weapon.
Eh, I don't know, experiment and see. Take some materials, stick it in front of your TV remote control, and see if the TV changes channels. Then try to reflect the IR off of the material to change the channel.