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Line Tracking Sensor Module for Arduino TCRT5000 LM393

Line Tracking Sensor Module for Arduino TCRT5000 LM393 -  The IR emission tube of TCRT5000 sensor constantly emits infrared light. Since the black absorbs light, when the IR emission tube shines on a black surface, the reflected light is less and so less IR rays are received by the receiving tube. It indicates the resistance is large; then the comparator outputs high and the indicator LED goes out. Similarly, when it shines on a white surface, the reflected light becomes more. So the resistance of the receiving tube is lower; thus, the comparator outputs low and the indicator LED lights up.

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Q1: How does the TCRT5000 operate?

This infrared line tracking sensor for Arduino is primarily intended to help wheeled robots follow lines. It is capable of detecting more precise and stable lines as well as black and white lines in black and white, respectively.

The TCRT5000 emits infrared light from the LED and registers any light reflected on its photo-transistor to carry out its own operation. This modifies the current that flows between its emitter and collector depending to the amount of light it receives.

Q2: How does an infrared reflective sensor operate?

Instead, a device using a REFLECTIVE INFRARED SENSOR (RIR) sensor generates its own short-wavelength infrared beam, and the RIR identifies any human or non-human item inside its automatically programmed detecting zone by reflecting infrared back to it..

Q3: What is the maximum IR sensor range?

The wavelength range used by the pyro-electric IR sensor is 2 to 14 m. For the infrared sensors to function as large-area long-term stable receivers for UV light (such as 193 nm) as well as for THz radiation in the range of 100 m, Infra-Tec uses specific absorption layers. These sensors are effective for detecting objects between 100cm and 500cm (3-15 feet/1-5 meters). They are a good substitute for sonar sensors because of their long range.

Q4: How can I locate Auduino Location?

Step 1: Attach the GPS's TX and RX pins to D3 and D4.

Step 2: Attach the LCD to the Arduino Board's D8 through D13.

Step 3: Add the Tiny GPS Library.

Step 4: Open the link and download the Arduino code.

Step 5: In the Sim on the Sim Module, type TRACK VEHICLE.


  • Package type: leaded
  • Detector type: phototransistor
  • Dimensions (L x W x H in mm): 10.2 x 5.8 x 7
  • Peak operating distance: 2.5 mm
  • Operating range within > 20 % relative collector
  • current: 0.2 mm to 15 mm
  • Typical output current under test: IC = 1 mA
  • Daylight blocking filter
  • Emitter wavelength: 950 nm
  • Lead (Pb)-free soldering released
  • Compliant to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC and in
  • accordance to WEEE 2002/96/EC

Line Tracking Sensor Module for Arduino TCRT5000 LM393

Line Tracking Sensor Module for Arduino TCRT5000 LM393

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