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Offline mobzTopic starter

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building sensors
« on: October 24, 2007, 06:17:16 PM »
Im a novice trying to build my own IR sensors.any advice on the parts i need  and how to calibrate and approximately how long it will take.
any advice will be highly appreciated.

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Re: building sensors
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 06:55:08 PM »
For the best info on simple IR sensors, I would take a look at Parallax's BOEbot tutorials.  You can download it for free here:  http://www.parallax.com/dl/docs/books/edu/Roboticsv2_2.pdf

Start reading Chapter 7 begining on page 235

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Re: building sensors
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 08:20:28 PM »
IR sensors for what?

line detection or color recogntion or rangefinding?
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino

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Re: building sensors
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 08:38:07 PM »
IR sensors for what?

line detection or color recogntion or rangefinding?

i am buillding a robot to go through a maze, so i will use them for range of the wall

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Re: building sensors
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 08:40:13 PM »
For the best info on simple IR sensors, I would take a look at Parallax's BOEbot tutorials.  You can download it for free here:  http://www.parallax.com/dl/docs/books/edu/Roboticsv2_2.pdf

Start reading Chapter 7 begining on page 235

thanks steve.really appreciate it.

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Re: building sensors
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2007, 11:41:42 AM »
Why not just buy a Sharp IR rangefinder? They cost like $12 :P

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Re: building sensors
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2007, 06:51:36 PM »
i could but its a competition and its based on being able to make your robot as cheap as possible.
I appreciate your suggestion. 

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Re: building sensors
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2007, 07:05:07 PM »

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Re: building sensors
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 09:14:04 PM »
Merci Admin.now i have i know where and how to start.
Again thanks

 


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