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Offline ccdjr106Topic starter

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sumo sensor
« 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 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/.  This it the second robot that ive built.

thanks in advance  ;D

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Re: sumo sensor
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: sumo sensor
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 03:04:37 AM »
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Re: sumo sensor
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 08:53:59 AM »
But the look like they have 4 pins so how would i use them  ??? ??? ???

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Re: sumo sensor
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010, 09:11:27 AM »
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.
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Re: sumo sensor
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2010, 09:13:19 AM »
ok thanksssss   ;D

 


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