Newbie Question on sensor

Hi all,

I have started today with a N-240 Pengcheng kit with an Arduino UNO. There is no description of the sensors but with the inscriptions I’ve identified all sensors but one. It is a black long dome shaped sensor. Does anyone have an idea what this sensor does? (see photo)

thnx in advance

Marc

It looks a bit like a LED? maybe a light sensitive sensor? does the resistance change when light is on it?

There you got me lost. I am beginning with putting wires in the breadbord. Wouldnt know how to read this out

My guess is an IR receiver or transmitter led. If it is a IR receiver, it can be used as a flame detector.

Is this the kit with breadboard and the breadboard shield and with the blue USB cable and the remote control ?

Yes, that's the kit

Some info:

http://www.arduinosale.com/buy-arduino/arduino-kits/power-version-of-the-arduino-starter-kit-to-kit-arduino-arduino-starter-kit.html

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=13727161512 (sorry, Google Translate didn't translate it)

No, that is not the kit. This is the one: http://www.ownta.com/new-pengcheng-n-240-utility-component-storage-box-23.8x16.8x6.2cm.html

But that is only the storage box, with nothing inside ... ?

I think you have to use it without an english description. There is almost no information about it. If you want a cheap sensor, you can find it on Ebay.