Item #: 275-1179
UPC: 807648011791
Price: $99.99
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    The VEX Advanced Sensor Kit provides a complete mix of the most popular sensors in a value bundle. Increase the challenge, and your robot's abilities, by adding a computer engineering and sensor implementation aspect to the robotics lab.

    Included Sensor Kits
    Line Tracking Kit

    Program your robot to follow a black line over a white surface. This kit provides more design flexibility--you can also use it to program your robot for light sensing. A Programming Kit is needed to change the program in the Vex Controller.

    Combined IR emitter and detector-based design

    Technical Info
    Sensor Type Infrared light sensor and infrared LED
    Line Width 0.25 in. minimum, optimal line width is 0.5in.
    Optimal Range 3 millimeters (just under 1/8"), effectiveness drops off by approximately a factor of 10 at 5/8"
    WiringBlack - ground; Red - (+) power; White - control signal
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    3Line Tracker Sensor

    Ultrasonic Range Finder Kit
    Avoid obstacles and measure distances with the ultrasonic range finder. Device emits a high-frequency sound wave that alerts the robot to things in its path. A Programming Kit is needed to change the program in the Vex Controller.

    Measure distances from 1.5in to 115in.
    Avoid obstacles.
    Create more autonomous function.

    Technical Info
    Useable Range 1.5in. - 115in.
    Frequency40 KHz
    Output Function Echo response from the ultrasonic sensor
    Output Wiring Black - ground; Red - (+) power; Orange - control signal
    Input Function Start Signal to the Ultrasonic Sensor
    Input Wiring Black - ground; Red - (+) power; Orange - control signal
    Weight0.08 lbs.
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    1Ultrasonic Range Finder

    Light Sensor Kit
    The light sensor uses a photocell that allows your robot to detect and react to light. With the light sensor, you can program a whole new range of capabilities to your robot. Design a simple tracker that follows the beam of a flashlight, or use a light sensor to help your robot to avoid getting stuck under furniture by making it steer away from shadows. You can even give your robot color vision by putting colored filters on different light sensors!

    A Programming Kit is needed to change the program in the Vex Controller.

    Technical Info
    Useable Range 0-6 feet
    DetectorPhotocell
    Weight0.03 lbs.
    WiringBlack - ground; Red - (+) power; White - control signal
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    1Light Sensor

    Optical Shaft Encoder Kit
    This encoder attaches to your drive motor output shaft and measures every movement so that you can effectively "measure" a distance traveled, and allow for a lot of functionality with autonomous functions. Measures with greater precision than IR or ultrasonic sensors.

    A Programming Kit is needed to change the program in the Vex Controller.

    Technical Info
    Sensor TypeInfrared light sensor and infrared LED
    ResolutionCortex Resolution: 360 ticks per revolution
    PIC Resolution: 90 ticks per revolution with easyC and easyC PRO
    360 ticks per revolution, incrementing by 2 with ROBOTC
    Weight0.078 lbs. per sensor
    Shaft Size1/8 inch square
    WiringBlack: ground
    Red: +5V
    White: control signal
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    2Optical Shaft Quadrature Encoder

    Potentiometer Kit
    With the Potentiometer you can determine both position and direction of rotation. Use this sensor to get an analog measurement of angular position. This measurement can help to understand the position of robot arms, or other mechanisms. A Programming Kit is needed to change the program in the VEX Controller to use the Potentiometer. Includes (2) units.

    Technical Info
    Sensor Type Potentiometer
    Size1-3/4 x 1-1/2 in.
    Weight0.04 lbs. per sensor
    Shaft Size 1/8 in. square
    WiringBlack - ground; Red - (+) power; White - control signal
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    QuantityDescription
    2Potentiometer

    VEX-275-1179


    Potentiometer Inventor's Guide Insert

    Optical Shaft Encoder Inventor's Guide Insert

    Light Sensor Inventor's Guide Insert

    Ultrasonic Range Finder Inventor's Guide Insert

    Line Tracking Inventor's Guide Insert