The sweeping IR Scanner package is a recommended addition to the SuperDroid Trekker. The sweeping IR detector is a Sharp GP2D12 IR detector mounted to a servo that mounts to the front of the Trekker Chassis with the front scanner bracket. It can also be mounted to the top of the Trekker chassis with the single or dual top scanner bracket. The servo can be programmed to scan at any angle from –90 to +90 degrees (0 degrees being straight forward). This gives the Trekker a set of eyes. The IR detector will detect obstacle and cause the robot to stop, the servo can then look in either direction for a preferred way around the obstacle. This Sweeping IR Detector is similar to the Sweeping Ultrasonic Detector. The IR does not have as long a range and Ultrasonic, but is usually better at detecting objects that absorb sound. The IR detector can detect from 4 inches to 30 inches. This sensor package will plug directly into your microcontroller of choice.
This is a prebuilt version of TP-251-003, our programmable triangular omni wheel vectoring robot. It can vector in any direction and is great for indoor robotics. An Arduino Mega and encoders allow for this to be an autonomous robot.
3D Scanning Range Finder. The distance is measured by steering the laser beam vertically and horizontally.