laser pointer and a 38khz sensor
November 12, 2009
would it be possible to make a laser flicker at 38khz?
I was thinking; if I had a modified laser that gave me a red dot that pulsed at 38Khz. If a robot was made to go towards a 38Khz beacon...
I thought this might function as a intuitive remote control.
The robot is programmed to do whatever, map its surrounding, search for metal or filming the girls gymn locker room. But when the laser is pointed anywhere in its vicinity it'll start following the red dot until the laser is switched of again. then it will continioue its original task.
Think of a custom officer and his K9 drug sniffing robot. the robot is rummaging through some suitcase when the office spots a suspicios looking fellow. The officer could guide the robot to the suspect simply by pointing, and when the robot arrives, he just turns of his pointer and the robot starts sniffing for drugs again at the new location.
Is i doable? Not the drug sniffing part, but the laser ray as a IR 38Khz beacon that a robot follows part?