11 in stock (can be backordered)

SKU: FK1108 Category:


This gear driven Robot will follow a 1cm wide black line drawn on a white background. The TACON uses an Infra Red sensor to detect the black/white boundary and adjust the drive motors to restore the Robot’s movement towards the centre of the black line.

The Robot has two on-board  InfraRed Transmitters and Receivers which are aligned to detect each edge of the black line.   Both the power of the InfraRed Transmitter and the sensitivity of the InfraRed Receivers are adjustable.

The large wheels feature rubber tyres that afford good grip on most surfaces.
This presents a most engaging learning experience for young minds as they can adjust several aspects of the sensors and develop an understanding of how “inputs” can impact upon the behaviour of a “System”.

Imaginative minds have used complex tracks for their robots to follow.

(This Robot is also available as pre-assembled and tested version.  See our Part Number  “FA1108” )


Power Supply:  3V DC (2 X AA batteries)

Current Consumption: 150mA (max.)

Light sensing threshold: adjustable for each light sensor via on-board Trimmer Potentiometers.

Robot Dimensions:  130 mm X 125 mm X 70mm (5.0 X 4.75 X 2.75 in.)

Additional information

Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 18 × 12.5 × 7 cm