Pololu 38 kHz IR Proximity Sensor, Fixed Gain, Low Brightness
Hi, I was wondering if there was a known “reaction time” for the Pololu 38 kHz IR Proximity Sensors?
(not sure if “reaction time” is the correct way to describe it)
I am using a couple of these sensors for a game to detect an object being thrown passed the sensor. The sensor will detect the object when placed in front of it, but often misses when the object is moving at high speed. I am working on my microcontroller code to increase polling speed of the input pins, but I also wondered if there was a known minimum reaction time for the sensor. In other words, is there a minimum amount of time (barring the speed of light :-)) that an object needs to be detected for in order to trigger the sensor? Could the objects being thrown passed the sensor be moving too fast?