Preview: BeamIR the Infrared Light Barrier

The sixth and last member of our first MakeIR series of devices & kits is BeamIR the Infrared Light Barrier. This pair of modules is based on an Infrared Light Barrier system with a range of additional applications. In addition to Light Barriers, BeamIR can also be used to deliver solutions involving Security projects, Lap Timers, Laser Tag – invisible trip wire, Photography, Photo Interrupter, Reflective sensors for hand dryers, towel or soap, Dispensers, water faucets, toilet flush, Vending machine fall detection, Virtual ‘fence’, CNC wireless Probes, Security and pet gates, Person or object vicinity activation.  BeamIR is built with only the highest quality IR components available and includes constant current drivers, noise suppression circuitry and visual indicators on signal lock.

BeamIR block diagram
BeamIR block diagram

We have provided a link below to the preliminary product data sheet and would welcome feedback on additional, nice to have or missing features, if any. Please read the data sheet for a more detailed description of the A.IR shield.

Click Here for Preliminary Product Sheet – BeamIR (PDF)

As a bonus to visitors of our blog who register an interest in BeamIR, we will provide an attractive ‘early-bird’ discount to everyone who sends us a message via the contact form at the top of this page, saying “Interested in the A.IR shield” or something similar. We will then contact you in advance of the official launch to advise you how to claim your discount.

BeamIR the Infrared Light Barrier

We expect make an official announcement shortly for the complete MakeIR series of kits and devices.

A MakeIR Kit

LearnIR, SendIR, RepeatIR, A.IR Shield BeamIR and DetectIR are part of the MakeIR series which comprises a range of innovative infrared remote control kits and devices for makers, hobbyists and professionals.

AnalysIR is an advanced analyser & decoder designed by AnalysIR which offers tight integration with both LearnIR & the A.IR shield for advanced users.