Infrared

Infrared (IR) Distance and Movement Sensors

Infrared sensors are commonly used to measure distance and proximity of objects. As there is no contact and no visible light these sensors are an unobtrusive way to detect obstacles.

Range finding sensors use a beam of infrared light to determine the distance from the sensor to the object. Ideally suited to indoor use these sensors often include compensation for infrared interference from other sources like the sun and indoor lights although direct sun outdoors can be a challenge.

Proximity infrared sensors also emit a beam of infrared light but use the level of reflected light to determine if an object is within a range or not. They indicate yes or no, rather than how far.

Other infrared sensors can detect infrared light as a measure of temperature, PIR sensors include extra logic to detect motion and infrared signal receivers know what your television remote is up to.

 

SparkFun RedBot Sensor - Line Follower

Code: SKU-001127

The Line Follower sensor is an add-on for your RedBot that gives your robot the ability to detect lines or nearby objects. The sensor works by detecting reflected light coming from its own infrared LED.

$ 4.90

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SparkFun ToF Range Finder Sensor - VL6180

Code: SKU-001846

This is the SparkFun “Time-of-Flight” Range Finder, a sensor board for the VL6180 distance sensor. Unlike most distance sensors that rely on reflected light intensity or reflected angles to determine range, the VL6180 uses a precise clock to measure the time it takes light to bounce back from a s...

$ 50.95

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Vishay TSOP34156 IR Receiver Module, 56kHz

Code: SKU-002415

The Vishay TSOP34156 is a general-purpose modulated IR receiver for IR-based remote-control projects. It features a wide operating voltage range and allows for relatively high data rates; this particular unit is tuned for a 56 kHz carrier frequency.

$ 3.45

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Vishay TSOP38438 IR Receiver Module, 38kHz

Code: SKU-003248

The Vishay TSOP38438 is a general-purpose modulated IR receiver for IR-based remote-control projects. It features a wide operating voltage range of 2.5 V to 5.5 V; this particular unit is tuned for a 38 kHz carrier frequency.

$ 2.45

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Vishay TSSP58038 IR Detector Module, 38kHz, Fixed Gain (3-Pack)

Code: SKU-003244

The Vishay TSSP58038 is a modulated IR receiver that is designed specifically for sensing applications instead of data communication for remote control. Unlike most similar-looking units, it has a fixed gain that makes it respond more predictably and quickly to IR light modulated at 38 kHz.

$ 4.55

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Vishay TSSP58P38 IR Detector Module, 38kHz, Automatic Gain (3-Pack)

Code: SKU-003245

The Vishay TSSP58P38 is a unique modulated IR receiver that is designed for IR brightness detection instead of data communication for remote control.

$ 4.55

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ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor

Code: SKU-004083

The ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor is a touchless sensor that is capable of looking for simple gestures.

$ 36.95

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