PIR sensor

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PIR sensor

Postby plingboot » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:37 am

Just wondered whether anyone has thought about (or might consider, hint, hint) adding a PIR sensor to their hexapod?

The idea being that:
• the hex' wakes and switches into (say) static ultra sonic avoidance mode when someone enters the room
• the hex' goes back into sleep mode after a period of no PIR detected activity

;)
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Re: PIR sensor

Postby wattsie » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:07 am

I had a parallax PIR sensor a while back, it has a very simple 1 bit (high/low) output for detecting movement, messed around with it a bit, then found hexapods and completely forgot about it.... maybe i should have a dig about in the parts bin tonight. Thanks for reminding me!

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Re: PIR sensor

Postby pem » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:33 am

This winters project could very well be about adding a movement or distance sensor to the hex. Any experiences (or tutorials) are welcome.
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Re: PIR sensor

Postby Smoother » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:05 am

Yes, I bought and tested the PIR sensor last year, but added it to the rear-end to detect motion from behind, it jumps into off-rode mode, spins rather quickly around if someone gets behind it and "lurches" forward in an intimidating way... way too funny the first time I tested it!
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