May 7, 2012 AT 1:28 pm

BOE Shield-Bot Navigating with Infrared Headlights

Hello from Stephanie Lindsay, the lucky editor at Parallax Inc. I’ve just posted Chapter 7 of Robotics with the BOE Shield for Arduino. With IR LED/receiver pairs, the BOE Shield-Bot can detect obstacles and navigate around them. In this video clip the strategy is reversed – avoid open space instead of obstacles – so the Shield-Bot can drive around on a tabletop without falling off.


I’m having SO much fun learning about the Arduino as I test-drive and edit this book. The last chapter, Robot Control with Distance Detection, is coming up next week. Almost done!

Hold BOE Shield-Bot with infrared sensors up to fluorescent lights to test for IR interference

Stephanie Lindsay’s BOE Shield-Bot sniffs for infrared interference in her office at Parallax Inc. headquarters.

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