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Electronics => Electronics => Topic started by: ccdjr106 on June 12, 2010, 06:48:21 PM

Title: sumo sensor
Post by: ccdjr106 on June 12, 2010, 06:48:21 PM
hello, im looking for a sensor to keep my mini sumo robot from going out of the ring.  Im looking at this one http://www.trossenrobotics.com/p/phidgets-IR-relfective-sensor-5mm.aspx (http://www.trossenrobotics.com/p/phidgets-IR-relfective-sensor-5mm.aspx) but i dont know how easy it would be to use with the arduino.  If anybody knows how to use this sensor with the arduino I would appreciate the help.

I want to enter the national robotics challenge mini sumo competition http://www.nationalroboticschallenge.org/. (http://www.nationalroboticschallenge.org/.)  This it the second robot that ive built.

thanks in advance  ;D
Title: Re: sumo sensor
Post by: SmAsH on June 12, 2010, 08:15:45 PM
That *Should* work as long as its a regular interface. If its made specifically for phidgets only then it wont work easily.
Title: Re: sumo sensor
Post by: amando96 on June 13, 2010, 03:04:37 AM
Seems a bit expensive considering you can get this:
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=246 (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=246)

or this:

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8181 (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8181)
Title: Re: sumo sensor
Post by: ccdjr106 on June 13, 2010, 08:53:59 AM
But the look like they have 4 pins so how would i use them  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: sumo sensor
Post by: SmAsH on June 13, 2010, 09:11:27 AM
http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Sensors/QRB1114.pdf (http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Sensors/QRB1114.pdf)
Apply 5v to the emitter side and detector side and hook pin 3 up to an i/o pin.
Title: Re: sumo sensor
Post by: ccdjr106 on June 13, 2010, 09:13:19 AM
ok thanksssss   ;D