Brand: VEX Robotics
Product Code: 276-2159
Availability: In Stock
$12.99

Kit includes a pair of simple bumper switches custom built for the VEX Robotics Design System. Ruggedized Bumpers allow the switch to be triggered by large impacts without sustaining damage.

  • Provide feedback to Microcontroller as events "happen".
  • Rugged bumpers allow switch to be triggered without damage.
  • Useful as a trigger in a variety of applications.
  • Functionality is pre-programmed in the VEX Microcontroller.

 

Overview

Bumper Switch Sensor: The bumper sensor is a physical switch. It tells the robot whether the bumper on the front of the sensor is being pushed in or not.

Switch Info: SPST switch (“Single Pole, Single Throw”) configured for Normally Open behavior.

Signal Behavior: When the switch is not being pushed in, the sensor maintains a digital HIGH signal on its sensor port. This High signal is coming from the Microcontroller. When an external force (like a collision or being pressed up against a wall) pushes the switch in, it changes its signal to a digital LOW until the switch is released. An unpressed switch is indistinguishable from an open port.

Technical Specifications

Kit Contents (2) Bumper Switches>
Downloads & Docs Documentation
STEP File
Compatibility All VEX Microcontrollers.
3-Wire Extension Cables.
Inputs
  • Type:Momentary
  • Trigger Force:5.06 oz typical
Outputs 3-Wire Cable
  • Black:ground
  • Red:No Connect
  • White:control signal
Function
  • Switch Type:SPST (single pole - single throw)
  • Switch Connection:Wired to normally open (OFF)
Weight
  • Bumper Switch0.042 lbs (19.05 grams)
      Actual weight one one item (no packaging)