These simple switches are the Mechanical Bumper sensor for the SparkFun RedBot, giving you the ability to detect a collision before it really happens. This sensor works by acting as a SPST switch. When the “whisker” bumps into a foreign object it will make contact with a nut next to it, closing the connection and, by default, turning off the motor. By attaching these mechanical bumpers to you robot the whisker will bump something before your robot crashes into it.
The sensor has a 3-pin header which connects directly to the RedBot Mainboard via female to female jumper wires. Use the included RedBot library to make sure your robot never crashes into anything again.
This product has been retired and won’t be available again if the stock runs out. This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious.
- Ability to detect a collision
- Acting as a SPST switch
|Size||26.27 x 17.67 mm|
|Shipment Weight||0.010 kg|
|Shipment Dimensions||12 × 8 × 2.5 cm|
- Eagle Files
- RedBot Experiment Guide
- RedBot Shadow Chassis Assembly Guide
- Product Video
1x Mechanical Bumper Board
1x 3/4″ 4-40 Nylon Standoff
1x 4-40 Hex Nut
3x 3/8″ 4-40 Phillips Machine Screw