Pieces Logo

> Home

> Sources

> Part descriptions

V Assembly descriptions

 > Motor drivers

 V Sensors

  > Contact Sensors

  > Proximity Sensors

  > Sound Sensors

  > Field Sensors

  > Light Sensors

  > State sensors

 > Solar engines


BEAM Pieces is a BEAM Reference Library site.

BEAM sensors
Is anybody out there...?

BEAMbots often have sensors to allow them to interact more fully with their environments. Sensors used in BEAMbots to date fall into one of six categories (these categories are detailed in subsequent pages):


  1. Contact sensors -- require a "touch" to trigger

  2. Proximity sensors -- so your 'bot can detect objects at some distance

  3. Sound sensors -- allow your 'bot to "hear"

  4. Field sensors -- designed to be sensitive to various (E, RF) fields around a 'bot

  5. Light sensors -- designed to be (and in some cases are inadvertently) sensitive to light

  6. State sensors -- give you information on various states of your 'bot -- position, tilt angle, temperature, and the like

For more information...

You can get a lot of good sensor ideas from Michael Gasteri's Lego Mindstorms sensors page.

Meanwhile, I have yet to gather enough data to put up a motion sensor page(s), but GloLab has some good information on infrared (PIR) motion sensors here.

Sitemap  Search  Legalities  
Page author: Eric Seale
This page was last updated on

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons License.