My team’s IR could get us over 2 lines, and one time got over 3…there were teams there getting over all lines with no problem, I heard it had to do with mirrors…can anyone explain that?
the two finish lines and the regular white lines
We can cross 3/4 lines by using a combination of dead-reckoned turns and encoders on the gearboxes for distance detection. We also tried to use a gyro for the turns, but had hardware problems so we make the turns just by turning for a set time.
I am not sure how mirrors would help unless they were using lasers (which are prohibited), so I am not sure what they meant.
oh ok, thanks for clearing that up!
From what I’ve heard, other teams have had trouble with reading the IR, too. What they did was the got a different IR Remote with a longer range. If you are going to another regional, you might want to look at that.
As for now, if it is a problem with the IR board facing the wrong way, you could put it on a servo.
If I could get the full situation, I could help you tonight. Just not with programming:D .
As for mirrors, I guess it would work. It would also continue to limit range, too, though.