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how to build a sensor/receiver that revives green and red light? Answered


hi guys
i hope you can help me out. i am competing in a roborace (www.roborace.co.za)
we need a sensor that picks up a green light so that the car can start moving forward,
then we also need a sensor that picks up red light in order to stop the car.

i know you can use a normal LED and connect it the wrong why around apparently  it can pick up the same  color as what the LED is emitting
example: Green Led will pick up green light.

can someone please help me out

Kind regards

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lemonie (author)2012-12-02

Put a filter* over your sensor. Green filter - green light.

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*thin, coloured plastic.

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marcelalfa (author)2012-11-30

thanks ill try figuring it out. thanks for the info

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caitlinsdad (author)2012-11-30

You can try this http://laser.physics.sunysb.edu/~tanya/report2/ You probably then need a microcontroller such as an arduino to take the sensor reading and control the appropriate movement of the motors.Good luck.

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