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Offline airman00Topic starter

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Cheap Sensors
« on: August 14, 2007, 06:42:57 PM »
I was just going to recommend using optical mice as proximity sensors. They're really really cheap if you look on ebay( like $20 for 10). They work just like laser sensors . Just an LED and a CCD circuit...

Anyone done this kind of thing yet?
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Re: Cheap Sensors
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 07:14:57 AM »
This isn't exactly what you're asking for....
but it is someone making a mouse into a robot using some of the parts in one, so it may be of use to you.
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=1646.0

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Re: Cheap Sensors
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 10:01:38 AM »
@Mega:
I dont think thats quite was he was saying. On the mouse-bot, the guy put in some xmitters rather than using the mouses(which I think was a ball mouse?) own laser circuitry

Still a nifty idea though... haha... "nifty"
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Re: Cheap Sensors
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007, 03:03:48 PM »
Or you could just spend $1 for two resistors and an IR emitter/detector pair . . . :P

 


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