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Electronic Components

These are small electronic components available in the laboratory.  You may use a small number of them to build your own sensors or for other purposes on your robot.  There are some restrictions on their use in the competition rules.

For details of how to use the optical components, see the optical components web page.  For details on building electronic circuits, making plugs for the Handyboard, etc., see the instructions on building circuits.

NamePicture Comment
Reflective optical sensor, pins reflective sensor OPB704 component, can be used to build a sensor.

See the optical page for details.
Manufacturer's data sheet.

Reflective optical sensor, wires reflective sensor OPB704W component, use to build sensor.

See the optical page for details.
Manufacturer's data sheet.

LED, yellow, current limited LED Yellow light-emitting diode, with built in resistor to limit the current.  It can be connected directly to a Handyboard digital output, for use as a status indicator.
LED, red LED Kingbright L53ID light-emitting diode, can be used to build a sensor, for decorative purposes, etc.

See the optical page for details.
Manufacturer's data sheet.

LED, infra-red LED Temic TSUS5202 light-emitting diode, can be used to build a sensor.  The rules restrict horizontal emission of infra-red light.

See the optical page for details.
Manufacturer's data sheet.

Light sensor, visible light sensor Texas Instruments TSL250 visible light detector, can be used to build a sensor, using light from a red LED or from room lighting.

See the optical page for details.
Manufacturer's data sheet.

Light sensor, infra-red light sensor Taos TSL260R infra-red light detector, can be used to build a sensor, using light from an infra-red LED.

See the optical page for details.
Manufacturer's data sheet.

Strips of pins pins Strips of pins on a 2.54 mm pitch.  A group of 4 can be used to make a plug to connect a sensor to the Handyboard.

See the web page on connecting to the Handyboard for details.

Resistor resistor Resistors are available in the laboratory, with values from 10 Ω to 1 MΩ, with power rating 0.25 W.
Capacitor not available Capacitors are available in the laboratory, with values from 10 pF to 1 mF.  Capacitors of 1 μF and higher are polarised, and must be connected the right way around!

 

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