IR Sensor

Other libraries:
Powerbrain
Motor
Pivot
Twister
IR Sensor
Light Sensor

Each module (with the powerbrain as an exception) is assigned a specific color by the powerbrain. Connecting an arduino-powerbrain (!) via USB cable to a PC activates the colors on all connected modules. Use these to initialize the objects in your sketches correctly.

E.g. after plugging in the USB cable, a connected Motor lights up a purple LED. You will have to initialize this motor in the sketch with "TBMotor variableMotorName(PURPLE);"

Arduino Library IR Sensor

    More advanced robotics require autonomous reactions. Your robot will need eyes to see obstacles or detect an object to grab. The IR Sensor module measures infrared light to determine the distance to the next object.

Function Overview

Function Description


    Name

        TBIRSensor()

    Description

        Instance a Module from Type IRSensor. It is neccessary to include the header file.
        #include "TBIRSensor.h"

    Syntax

        TBIRSensor(color);

    Parameter

        color: Color of the module which is shown during setup.
                Values: RED, GREEN, BLUE, MINT, PURPLE, YELLOW, WHITE

    Return

        None

    Example


     
        #include „TBIRSensor.h“

        TBIRSensor sensor(PURPLE);
        byte data = 0;

        void setup()
        {
            Serial.begin(9600);
        }

        void loop()
        {
            data = sensor.getData();
            Serial.print(„Sensor Data: „);
            Serial.println(data);
        }


    Name

        getData()

    Description

        Receive the sensor value. This sensor returns the distance to an object. The values obtained change based on the environment (e. g. inside/outside).

    Syntax

        getData();

    Parameter

        None

    Return

        Value between 0 and 180. Datatype is byte.

    Example


     
        #include „TBIRSensor.h“

        TBIRSensor sensor(PURPLE);
        byte data = 0;

        void setup()
        {
            Serial.begin(9600);
        }

        void loop()
        {
            data = sensor.getData();
            Serial.print(„Sensor Data: „);
            Serial.println(data);
        }