Optical Wheel Encoder from Infrared Printer Sensor


Quick post about some intermediary work I had to do while working on my new Self Balancing robot.

Once the basics were done and the robot was balancing, I realised that it seemed unstable as it wasn’t staying in place…

The easiest way to deal with this would be an optical encoder for the wheels, that would tell me how much each moves.

Optical sensor mounted

Optical sensor mounted

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IR Beacon


This is a stand-alone IR Beacon useful for your robot to find its way around.

It can be configured to emit a different byte, so that you can have several of them meaning different points for the robot.

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