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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 5
IR SWITCH – IR Infrared Sensor Switch Module Reviews

posted by gozaki on 06/01/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
- potentiometers allow range tuning - very small packaging - hole for bolt - on board LED to show detection ( you can disable this feature using a strap on the board)
Cons:
- need reverse engineering to understand how its work ( no user manual) - limited range as foreseen and mentioned. 30 cm is the max range i have reached.
Other:
- doesn't work on black objects (seems normal, this is just black body theory i think) - this is well a switch. there is no modulation on the output - may be used for short range IRDA communications ( no protocol implemented inside)
Bottomline:
i bought 4 of these ir switches to make cool obstacles detection on robots. works well at short range.

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