3-Way Tracking Module TCRT5000 Obstacle Avoidance infrared detection Module
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3-Way Tracking Module TCRT5000 Obstacle Avoidance infrared detection Module

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A 3-channel path tracing module is an electronic component commonly used in robotics and automation applications for line-following and path-tracking tasks. This module typically contains three infrared (IR) sensor channels that help a robot or vehicle follow a predefined path or track lines on the ground.

Here's an overview of how it works and its common applications:

IR Emitter and Receiver Pairs: The module consists of three pairs of IR sensors. Each pair includes an IR LED (emitter) and an IR phototransistor (receiver). The IR LEDs emit infrared light, while the phototransistors detect the reflected IR light.

Detection Principle: The module operates on the principle of detecting variations in the amount of reflected IR light. When the IR light emitted by the LEDs encounters a contrasting surface or line on the ground, the amount of reflected light changes based on the reflectivity, color, and distance of the surface.

Analog Output: Each pair of IR sensors generates an analog voltage signal proportional to the intensity of the reflected IR light. The voltage levels vary depending on the position of the sensors relative to the line or path being tracked.

Path Following: A common use of this module is for line-following robots. The three sensor channels are typically positioned in a line, and the robot's microcontroller uses the sensor readings to determine the robot's position relative to the line. By adjusting the robot's motors based on the sensor data, it can follow the path or line accurately.

Common Applications:

Line Following: These modules are commonly used in line-following robots for tasks like navigating mazes, following race tracks, or traversing predefined paths.

Path Tracking: In industrial automation, they can be used for tracking lines on factory floors to guide automated vehicles or material handling systems.

Usage Considerations:

Sensor Spacing: The spacing between the three sensor channels is essential for accurate path tracing. It determines how quickly the robot responds to deviations from the desired path.

Calibration: Depending on the specific line or path being tracked and the reflectivity of the surface, you may need to calibrate the sensitivity of the sensors by adjusting the detection threshold in your microcontroller code.

Lighting Conditions: The module's performance can be influenced by ambient lighting conditions. Some modules have built-in IR filters to minimize interference from external light sources.

Mounting and Positioning: Proper mounting and positioning of the module are crucial for reliable line following or path tracking. Ensure that the module is at the right height and angle relative to the path or line being tracked.
It is a 5V 3 Channel Infrared Line Track Tracking Tracker Sensor Module For Arduino AVR ARM PIC.

Pin Definition:

  • VCC : Voltage Supply ( 5 V)
  • GND : Ground
  • L : Signal from L infrared sensor     (high / low)
  • C : Signal from C infrared sensor (high / low)
  • R : Signal from R infrared sensor (high / low)

  • Technical Details

    • Working Voltage : 5V
    • Model : 3-Way Tracking Module TCRT5000

    Physical Attribute

    • L x W X H(mm) : 68 × 33 X 8
    • Weight (gm) : 10


    • 3 channel tracking sensors, must have in your Arduino DIY Robot Projects;
    • Uses infrared light detection, anti-jamming capability, using CTRT5000 sensor, adjustable sensitivity, stable performance;
    • Working voltage : 5V
    • With lights, a fixed bolt hole for easy installation

    Package Includes

    • 1 x 3-Way Tracking Module TCRT5000 Obstacle Avoidance infrared detection Module

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