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Selecting IR sensor set.. 4 Micromouse
« on: April 27, 2008, 01:04:24 PM »
HAi..

  I'm a beginner in robotics...Right now I'm working on a micromouse...I have run into a problem now...I'm trying to buy sensors for my mouse....I'm thinking of using IR leds and a TSOP receiver...But while searching on net i came across a lot of IR leds n TSOPs....I find it hard 2 select a pair...Like I don't know if the IR leds I choose will be compatible with the TSOPs, which again I'll be choosing...

  So somebody please help me do the selection....

 Tanx in advance.... :)

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Re: Selecting IR sensor set.. 4 Micromouse
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008, 02:59:41 PM »
You need to ask yourself 'what are your sensors actually sensing?' . . . and also tell us that too :P

You should consider expected range, expected external interference, update rate, cross interference between sensors, etc. There is also whether you want surface mount or through hole types . . .the list goes on.

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Re: Selecting IR sensor set.. 4 Micromouse
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 11:49:13 AM »
 

   O thats a tough 1.... Well these sensors are actually used as proximity sensors on the wings of the micromouse...so that it can sense the top of the red wall 2 keep it going...reflectin surface close as 5 mm... about 10 mm wide...I guess that would make it more accurate .....

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Re: Selecting IR sensor set.. 4 Micromouse
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008, 12:35:28 PM »
If you really don't know the answer to those questions, I recommend just buying a bunch of different types and trying them all out. You can get like 10 different types for ~$15 including shipping. Then just decide which gave the best results.

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Re: Selecting IR sensor set.. 4 Micromouse
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008, 01:21:04 PM »

  Mmm.... isn't there nobody out there who has done a micromouse before??... I wouldd really like to do as admin said  but not much cash right now..would have 2 stick 2 one kind....Anybody please...
 
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