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Using A Light-Pipe As A Robotic Touch Sensor

Posted August 14, 2012 by Chris

“We’re all familiar with optical fibres. These are usually glass or plastic fibres that conduct light from one end to the other with relatively little loss. While these are typically solid, I wondered whether I could make a ‘fibre optic’ cable out of plastic tubing and water. No longer a fibre I suppose this would be better described as a light-pipe.”

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