Hello to All, Happy Memorial Day,
I want to develop a tracking system using a IR LED in a tube, which allows a focused beam (may require a lens). This beam would be able to travel across a room. It could also be a coded number. I want to receive this signal and have my robot track to it. The concept for testing would be to use a universal tv remote as the transmitter and a IR receiver as the receiver, or a security IR beam unit.
I have no idea if this is realistic. I know some have used sound to track a robot. I wanted IR because it can also send numeric data which allows possible navigation if the beams stay a focused beam.
Could it work?
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I have a matched set of sensors somewhere which I will experiment with. Do you think I need to shroud or focus the beam?
The reason I wanted to also send data so I could use the IR for Navigation, kind of like sense beam to beam. What do you think? Any other ideas you can advise?
I will test the IR sensors on my Adventure Bot to see how they work.
Thanks for your thoughts,
If you want to use data transmission over IR, you going to have to use the UART port on the ezb and figure out how to decode the (serial) data coming in...
All I know is it is currently in the works so I don't have any idea of a release date on it...
Thanks to both of you.