This photo interrupter sensor is triggered when something breaks the beam of infrared light between the two uprights. The sensor has a infrared emitter in one upright and a detector in the other. See the related products below for a matching breakout board.
In stock in Australia
Our Code: SKU-000376
Supplier Link: [SparkFun MPN:9299]
This sensor is composed of an infrared emitter on one upright and a shielded infrared detector on the other. By emitting a beam of infrared light from one upright to the other, the sensor can detect when an object passes between the uprights, breaking the beam. Used for many applications including optical limit switches, pellet dispensing, general object detection, etc. Gap width = 10mm
A breakout board is available.