IR Beacons (IRB)(XMOS CHALLENGE)
September 2, 2009
This project is based on my picaxe version of the mini ir beacon.
Some ideas to expand on this are:
Addition of phototransistors to sense an ir signal and aim the com portion of the beacon towards the target. This could be effective for transmitting location data or possibly map dataThe beacon could possibly have a link to a base station to report on bots in the vacinity.
Addition of a distance sensor for inital maping of local. This may be ommited as it adds extra detail that may not be useful.
Addition of a config panel with a set of 4 led's to output current settings based on bit values.
An array of emmiters(circular) that would would blink in series with beacon id info.
Components would be modular for ease of building out and expanding the complete module.