Re: [mowbot] Mowbot IR ranging

robin nospam at
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 01:26:01 +0100

"Wayne Talbot" <awt nospam at>, aka Josie jmt nospam at {8-) wrote:
> IR location and detection is problematic under daylight conditions.
> Not a problem if you were going to run under a charge at night.
Or if you use modulated light, like TV remotes do. I have used
some of these sensors as near-object detectors, and they continue
to work perfectly in full sunlight.

That gives me a great idea: we could use a TV remote as the numeric
key to disarm the Mowbot anti-theft alarm, and indeed to give it other


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