IR Beacon for Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots
The IR Beacon for Lego Mindstroms EV3 robots is an infrared emitter than can emit on four different channels. It works with the IR Seeker for Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots.
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.
Warning, this beacon is not compatible with the IR seeker for Lego Mindstorms NXT.