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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.
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.