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Offline zackshalacTopic starter

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can ir detectors detect heat?
« on: April 28, 2008, 12:05:00 AM »
If i remember correctly, heat is transfered as IR waves, so can you use an IR detector to detect a radiant heat source and move towards it?  Like a photovore, only a heatovore, i was thinking i could build the $50 robot only with IR sensors for a first robot if it would work.

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Re: can ir detectors detect heat?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 09:00:41 AM »
There are specially designed and calibrated IR sensors designed to do just that.  For a standard IR sensor, I do not believe it would work well, if only because most IR sensors are calibrated to a certain frequency range, or pulse.
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Re: can ir detectors detect heat?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 09:06:32 AM »
if you need to detect heat , check out this sensor

http://www.acroname.com/robotics/parts/R255-TPA81.html
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