THat's the same amount of work as building the whole thing. I'd like to know so that I can skip that and use a camera if the range isn't going to be good.
What LED? a standard size IR LEDWhat photo transistor? an standard IR phototransistorWhat transistor amplifier? noneWhat do you mean by "detect"? have an analog output a value different from it's previous valueWhat ambient light level? typical office lighting or darkerWhat nearby reflecting surfaces? none
By any chance are you reffering to laser targeting? To where to point the laser and the turret follows.
I just want a response from someone who has already worked with these parts.
QuoteI just want a response from someone who has already worked with these parts.Which parts?You haven't specified any parts.
OK, here's the answer you want to hear: it will work and it will be effective, and you probably don't need a processor to do it.Now, what are you going to do about seduction by other environmental sources of IR?
What are the other environmental sources of IR light in an office environment?
If they exist, then where is an IR LEd emitter/detector pair that use a spectrum that is not typically found?