Lego Mindstorms EV3 IR Beacon
Lego Mindstorms EV3 IR Beacon has been designed for use with the EV3 Infrared Seeker Sensor.
The beacon emits an infrared signal which the sensor can track.
Lego Mindstorms EV3 IR beacon can also be used as a remote control for the EV3 brick through signals sent to the infrared sensor.
Using the IR beacon for Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots as a landmark allows a mobile robot to go back to its base station by following the infrared signal or even to compute its position in space by triangulation if several IR beacons are visible.
The IR beacon for Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots can also be used as a remote control. It can also send a signal to several IR seekers, i.e. several robots, at the same time to start a contest for example.
The range of the IR beacon for Lego Mindstorms EV3 is 2 meters. It needs two AAA batteries and has an on/off switch. It even turns off automatically if not used for one hour.
Requires two AAA batteries
Four individual channels
Includes a beacon button and toggle switch to activate/deactivate
Green LED indicating if the beacon is active
Auto power-down if the unit is not in action for one hour
Working distance of up to two meters