Camera or IR sensor? Both!


I Am Thankful For All Of Those Who Said, “No” To Me. It’s Because Of Them I’m Doing It Myself.

Albert Einstein

That is the question… Of course, the IR sensor do not represent much of a challenge, right?, but it is reliable and at the end, the aim is to go from one end of the course to the other as fast as possible. The question is how fast can it go just with IR sensors? Just in case, I’ll have the possibility to mount a couple of IR sensors on the robot. Maybe, I’ll be able to use both to go “faster”… to think about it…

Buggy sensors

Once again for IR I took the one from Pimoroni, used on the Bit Buggy. It comes with everything you need to “plug and play”. Just need to mount… having a CAD (carton-aided-design) it is easy to test…

Result of testing, event with the stand-offs that the sensors came with, they are still to high for them to “see” or not the line. For the final design I’ll need to find a way of bring them closer to the ground. When thinking of this… I remember that we need to mount also the “famous” connector for the Pi-Noon and Spirit of Curiosity challenges. I thought that using something like the “camera holder” from the Tiny will easily do the trick. The idea is something like this:

Tiny 4WD camera holder

Thoughts, we’ll use the same “front holder” for the ToF, the connector and the IR sensors… *keep thinking….

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