Beacon upgrade

Is there a way to make my IR beacon more light sensitive?


We do not have a way of increasing the sensitivity of the beacon, and we know of no better IR receiver module, which is the part that determines the sensitivity.

However, you might improve your results by shielding your sensors from ambient light (that’s part of the reason the sensors are on the bottom of the PCB) or by increasing the brightness of the IR LEDs. You can put in smaller resistors in place of the 15-ohm resistors provided in the kit, or your could add more LEDs in parallel with the ones on the beacon (with their own resistors).

- Jan