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Offline JedTopic starter

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what sensor do i use
« on: August 09, 2010, 12:35:14 AM »
what is the difference from a Ultrasonic Range Finder and a Infrared Sensor? and witch one do i use so my robot wont run into the wall or something in his way?

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Re: what sensor do i use
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 05:48:30 AM »
Both will detect objects in the way.

IR is cheap, and good for most applications, ultrasound is expensive, and can usually detect longer distances, IR is perfect for starting, I never felt the need for ultrasound.

And oh, good IR sensors don't get affected by sunlight.
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Offline Pratheek

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Re: what sensor do i use
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 06:19:52 AM »
There is an excellent tutorial by airman00 which compared Infrared and Ultrasonic Sensors.
You can find it under the members section of SoR.


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