IR beacon and other parts

Will the IR Beacon Transceiver react to any sufficiently strong IR LED? Or is it designed only to react to some certain family of IR signals?

Any suggestions on how to make a simple IR Beacon (transmitter, not receiver) that would be detected by the Pololu IR Transceiver?

This is a great product, many thanks!



You have to modulate the IR with bursts of 10-16 cycles at 56 kHz. You can get more information by looking at the IR receiver module datasheet. You could also use the IR beacon development kit, which ships without the sensors and so can be used for transmit only. Also, if you only need one-way detection, you might not need the beacon at all: you could just use the receiver module on one end and make a transmitter on the other.

- Jan

neat, thanks!