To connect from the MATLAB software to the EV3 Infrared Sensor (item number 45509), use the
irSensor function to create a
To get the relative distance of an object in front
of the sensor, use the
irSensor object. In this mode, the sensor emits
infrared light, and measures the amount of light nearby objects reflect
back to the sensor. It represents this measurement as a range, from
0 to 100 (dark to light). The maximum range of the sensor is approximately
70 cm (27 inches).
To get the relative proximity and heading of an EV3
Remote Infrared Beacon (item number 45508), use the
irSensor object. Specify the channel number
of the Remote Infrared Beacon. The sensor detects infrared light from
the beacon, and uses that data to estimate the heading and distance
to the beacon. The sensor returns the relative heading as a value
from -25 to 25 (left to right). The sensor returns the relative distance
as a value from 0 to 100 (near to far).
To get the a number that corresponds to pressed buttons on the Remote Infrared Beacon,
readBeaconButton function with
irSensor object. Specify the
channel number of the Remote Infrared Beacon. For information about the values produced by
various button combinations, consult the Remote Mode topic in the
EV3 User Guide.
The Remote Infrared Beacon has a red slider switch with four
positions. This switch specifies the channel number, 1 through 4,
the beacon uses to communicate with the infrared sensor. When you
specify the channel number on the beacon. The maximum range from the
sensor to the beacon is approximately 200 cm (79 inches).