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  • Adjustable PIR Motion Sensor
    Great price point
    Review by Rattler91
    Making an entry level Arduino web cam with motion detection. The price point was great and worked without a problem.
    (Posted on 8/31/14)
  • Infrared Reflective Sensor - TCRT5000L
    Good Sensor
    Review by Ruslan
    Easily fastened with a screw using the middle hole.
    Provides good results when placed between 0.5cm and 1cm from the reflective surface.

    (Posted on 8/6/14)
  • Parallax PIR Motion Sensor
    Just connect it to your Arduino
    Review by Enrico
    and write a few lines of code (or ... a lot of them, that's up to you...)
    (Posted on 6/25/14)
  • Dagu Compound Infrared Sensor
    Good product
    Review by Bertrand
    Carefully read the shema before installing, work like a charm to avoid obstacle.
    (Posted on 6/12/14)
  • Parallax PIR Motion Sensor
    Easy to use
    Review by Don
    Simple motion detector that was easy to use. I had it connected to an Arduino and operating in short order.
    (Posted on 5/8/14)
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Robot Reverse Engineering: Designing an Autonomous Transatlantic Boat

Posted on March 06, 2014

By Jeffrey Arcand & filled under Entertainment, Robotics Projects & Kits.

Some of you may have hear about Scout — The Autonomous Transatlantic Robot. She is a 12-foot long robotic solar-powered boat designed and built by 7 college/university students from the USA. She was launched in August 2013 from Rhode Island and programmed to autonomously cross the Atlantic Ocean to her destination in Spain. Although she [...]
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An Indepth Look of FlowBotics Studio V2

Posted on May 30, 2013

By Jeffrey Arcand & filled under Software and Apps, Tutorials.

What is FlowBotics Studio? FlowBotics Studio is a new robotics software development platform: it boasts the powerful FlowStone graphical programming language, and includes many demo robotics projects to get you started.  It can be used to control just about any robotics platform, data acquisition board, motor controller, servo board, sound card, or webcam. FlowBotics Studio [...]
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Should You Get a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner?

Posted on May 17, 2012

By Julie Gendron & filled under Domestic.

Since the day robotic vacuums were introduced, household cleaning was changed forever. Due to their sleek design and advanced technology, people are hitting the market to purchase their own robot vacuum cleaner. But is the device worth it? Let’s get started with the basics and then check out the most common reasons why you should [...]
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Arduino 5 Minute Tutorials: Lesson 4 – IR Distance Sensor & Push Button

Posted on April 20, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Arduino, Electronics, Schools & Curriculum, Software and Apps.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Software Downloading / Installing & Interface Lesson 2 – Basic Code Lesson 3 – Sensors: Potentiometers Lesson 4 – Sensor: Infrared Distance Lesson 5 – Actuator: Servo Motor Lesson 6 – Sensor: Force, Bend, Stretch Lesson 7 – Sensor: Accelerometer, Gyro, IMU Lesson 4 Hardware: Computer / Laptop or Netbook [...]
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Basics: How Do I Choose Appropriate Sensors?

Posted on February 06, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry, Where to Start.

For a robot to react to its environment, it must first obtain information about its surroundings. Robots are not limited to just sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Robots can not only sense but give accurate values for a variety of environmental factors that humans are otherwise unaware of or incapable of doing.  Measure Distance [...]
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... at a shared start point. I am trying to find a light sensor that will be able to detect the correct ... path. From what I understand, the way the sensors work is that light is bounced off a surface ... sensors http://www.robotshop.com/pololu-qtr-infrared-sensor-array-1.html http://www.robotshop.com/parallax-infrared-line-follower-kit-2.html ...
2013-03-28 00:47 by kayduh
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... an Arduino Uno hooked to an LCD03 and 2 Sharp infrared sensors (GP2Y0A...) When I plug more than two sensors (Sharp ... LCD03 begins to behave erratically...the background light flashes on and off inconsistently and the display ...
2013-02-18 18:30 by Dexter
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Hi,

i'm about to buy a Netduino plus module and I wondered which sensors (light, infrared, Accelerometers, etc.) and cameras are compatibles with this card. Moreover, what do I need to plug them to the netduino card?

Thank you for you help.

Fred
2012-03-13 11:52 by Acerty31
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Sensor model ML100-8-1000-Rt. Diffuse type.

They are threaded for easy mounting. very small red light sensors not infrared because red light is cool:)
2011-05-18 15:45 by Firat Dede
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... Series" on GoRobotics.net which will be about sensors. Since you are new to electronics, we suggest ... with the two sensors included on the board (light and temperature) and then you might want to ... you are ready, consider adding the Compound Infrared Sensor and a pan/tilt to create a more ...
2011-02-10 10:10 by CBenson
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... the "virtual walls" is best done using focused infrared light and an omnidirectional receiver mounted on the robot ... have a pattern. You would also need to install touch sensors to ensure it it did not run over anyone or any pets. ...
2011-02-02 10:34 by CBenson
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... can provide more details). The temperature and light sensors included on the board are both analog and provide ... to avoid obstacles, you will need distance sensors ( infrared or ultrasonic ). The Lynxmotion sensor multi-purpose ...
2010-10-05 08:32 by CBenson
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You will need to experiment, not sure if certain types of snow are too porous to effectively work with ultrasonic rangefinders. One common practice would be to use a combination of ultrasonic and light based sensors, such as a SHARP infrared rangefinder, to compensate for each other's weaknesses.
2010-04-16 12:27 by Jbrunet
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Dano, Infrared light is in the non visible spectrum for humans. How a robot would ... actually simple to demonstrate using different types of light sensors and not only IR. A simple LED and CDS photocell could work. ...
2009-05-20 10:45 by Jbrunet
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... marine hinges that are super strong and also light weight. http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww244/Duce_robot/007.jpg ... LCD display. There are four Lynxmotion line sensors and six Sharp infrared sensors. http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww244/Duce_robot/012.jpg ...
2009-05-15 16:12 by Duce
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Hi all,

Anyone have any experience with the Sharp GP2Y0A700K Infrared Sensor?

It really sucks up the current (350ma), but has a range out to ~15ft.

Is it susceptible to florescence light interference like other IR sensors?

Regards,
TCIII
2008-12-30 12:38 by TCIII
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... for learning about robotics. In this case, sensors and mechanical assembly are common to them. ... concentrate on one specific sensor technology. Infrared and light sensors probably offer the most flexibility since ...
2008-10-07 13:18 by Jbrunet
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... the battery level indicator. The nose is an infrared motion detector. In the mouth is a Sharp ... are shaped like blinkers and house a couple of light sensors. It uses them to find light sources directionally. ...
2008-02-28 19:39 by KM6VV
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