Why are the light sensors in the middle of the Robot? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 21:16


Hi, Jamie,

I also noticed that your light sensors were just about in the middle of the bottom of the car, and that also made sense since the car could be going forward or backward from time to time. It doesn't seem to make too much sense to put them on either front or rear of the car...


Hey Masaru,

Actually we liked where we had the sensors on our Climate connections robot the best.  They were right outside of the drive wheels.  It had VERY accurate movement. But that year the field was far more open and we could make the robot a bit bigger than we could this year.  Here are some pictures of our Climate Connections robot. 

So I think that's the ideal design for "lining up on lines"  If I wanted to follow lines, particularly if I wanted to follow the both forward and backward, I would position the 1 light sensor in the middle of the front of the robot, well in front of the drive wheels, and another on the centerline in the back of the robot, behind the drive wheels.  That robot would give up the ability to line up on lines but could be programmed to follow them very nicely.

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