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Re: [sfrsa] IR interference in Exploratorium?

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  • David Calkins - RSA
    The interference is from the sunlight - and we ll be masking the panels before the games (anyone else wanna go on the roof with me...) ... -David Calkins,
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 20, 2001
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      The interference is from the sunlight - and we'll be masking the panels before the games (anyone else wanna go on the roof with me...)

      At 04:03 20-09-01 +0000, you wrote:
      >Hello, roboteers!
      >
      >I recall hearing something about an SFRSA robot event in the
      >Exploratorium in which the overhead lights caused a lot of
      >interference for the robots' sensors. Can anyone clarify what the
      >issue was with the lights? Was there a lot of IR interference?
      >
      >I am working on a sumo robot for the upcoming games and wondering
      >whether to use infrared or ultrasonic sensors for detecting the other
      >robot. I have both sensors and could use either.
      >
      >Thanks,
      >
      >Kris Magri
      >
      >(PS I think the infrared module uses a modulated signal Sharp GPD202
      >or some such)


      -David Calkins, President
      Robotics Society of America
      http://www.robots.org

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