On 1st May 2004 - The infrared control Freak - Light
version was lauched. This is a new programmable sensor with
, 5-in-1 multi-functions and IR control module.
180 degree infrared proximity sensor, with distance indication
Infrared Remote control*
Directional 'day-light' sensing function
Infrared Beacon 'homing' Function
This amazing device has 180 degree IR proximity detection, Infrared remote control, infrared beacon sensing, Infrared transmission, Fuzzy logic output. On-top of all that, we have squeezed light-sensing functionality into the module; provided by two cadmium sulfide (CdS) photoresistor sensors for additional dynamic 'artificial life' and robot gaming dimensions.
The IR-Control Freak sensor modules are
basically 'plug &
play', meaning you just need a 3 wire serial interface
between your robot controller and Infrared control freak.
Most robot controllers already have a built-in command set
to receive and transmit serial data, enabling you to be up
and running very quickly.
The IR Control Freak is a fun way to understand how to interface microprocessors together. you can control the IR Control freak with a PC, Basic Stamp, MEGAbitty, PICAXE, ooPIC, Handbaord, Cricket, Lego RCX, Microchip PIC, Tiny Pod,Basic X24, etc.
It is designed to offer a new dimension to robot gaming
such as robot tag, strategic robot battle games, maze
competitions, Biomimetics & insect navigation
The Infrared Control Freak
controlled via a simple serial interface to a robot
controller (e.g. basic stamp), where proximty information
is decoded and sent to the robot controller. Other
are available for sending IR pulse for robot tag games, or
IR remote control, IR Beacons, etc.
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