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IR Beacon and Transmitter Pair Help!


#1

Hello, I am part of a electrical class where it was required for us to break into teams and create a senior project for graduation. My team’s project has a feature where it uses a wireless communication system so that the user has a remote where the button is pressed, it emits IR waves so that the project rolls itself over to the user.
We are planning to use an IR Beacon and Transmitter pair from Pololu. We know how to find the direction the machine must go to but we dont know how to make it stop once it reaches the transmitter. Please help. Is there any algorithm or function we can use to fix this problem? Thank you!


#2

Hello.

The beacons can give you directional information, but not range. You will need a separate sensor to detect when you are in close enough proximity to your target.

- Ben


#3

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