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Offline Eithman1Topic starter

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Distance and direction sensor
« on: April 05, 2013, 07:24:04 AM »
I was wondering if you guys know of any sensors that I could hook up to one arduino that could tell another one which direction it was and how far away it was. Any suggestion would be really appreciated!

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Re: Distance and direction sensor
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 11:02:27 AM »
This turns out the be a pretty hard problem. My first guess would be to use some kind of IR beacon on one, and sensor on the other, and put a tube in front of the sensor so it only senses a particular direction, and then put that whole sensor assembly on a servo that you can swivel around. That will give you direction. Add an ultrasonic sensor, perhaps, to get approximate distance? Assuming the remote Arduino is big enough to give a ultrasonic response.


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