Short Range Personal Radar: Conclusion

An Overview Of The Personal Radar System
           Building and programming this project doesn't take too terribly long. It is definitely a project that you can complete in a day and it has some viable uses but in the long run there are many shortcommings that arise from using this form of radar. IR sensors can become unreliable and rarely output constant results because of ambient and enviornmental light.

What To Do Now
           If you really want to improve upon this form of radar a good area to explore would be the use of ultrasonic sensors. Ultrasonic sensors are the equivalent of above water 'sonar' sensors that will tell you the range an object is away from you. Ultrasonics have a greater range than Ir sensors and are typically far more reliable in unfamiliar enviornments.

           This project was definitely a fun exploration into using ir range sensors. It shows that results can be achieved and used in the real world (that's why ir sensors are already everywhere). Many projects can be thought of that spawn off of the basic concepts of this one.
           If you have any further questions, I implore you...don't be shy, take a look at the forums or ask a question there. I check them out regularly and love getting comments & questions.