Tag Archives: Sensors

The PAM-7Q GPS Module

PAM-7Q GPS Module

A GPS module is a piece of technology that provides location and time information. The Parallax company releases the PAM-7Q GPS Module and integrate the u-Blox PAM-7Q patch antenna module designed to deliver high sensitivity and minimal acquisition. In robotics, the GPS systems find its places in a wide range of projects including autonomous navigation […]

Digital Camera Sensors: Tutorials and Resources

The robots recognize the environment or perceive objects in its path using several technologies such as laser and sonar sensors, or the traditional vision system represented by digital camera sensors. These little devices that provide images for robotic applications are the subject of this article, where you can find the most used vision camera sensors […]

Additional Lego EV3 Resources for Robotic Applications

Now, 6 months later after the third generation of Lego Mindstorms was released in stores, with biggest effort the Lego Mindstorms EV3 limits of standard kits were achieved, and there are plenty of reasons to build new software and hardware solutions for new applications. To prove the dynamism of the Lego community, I explore a […]

GPS Sensors: Tutorials and Resources

Autonomous navigation and mapping in robotics making a push in using GPS technology, which is very popular in military and mobile device applications. Based on systems available on the market, there is a ton of GPS modules that can be hard to figure out what you need for your project, and this article is written […]

Principle of an active sonar (photo source wikipedia.org)

Types of sensors for target detection and tracking

The ultimate goal when a robot is built is to be optimized and to be compliant with all specifications. To meet the requirements sometimes you can spend many hours just to sort and identify the sensors that would be the best for an application like detecting and tracking an object. In this article, we explore […]