No, not a HiTechnic sensor in this episode of Exposed. Yesterday someone on the Mindboards forums asked what the third bump on the LEGO Colour Sensor was for. I was curious enough to take a small blade to one of my sensors and take it apart. I did take some grainy pictures but figured I could probably get better ones today. So here it is, the LEGO Colour Sensor, exposed in all its glorious nekkidness.
|Side view of the sensor, you can see the small plastic frame to hold the RGB LED and photo-detector in place.||Here’s lookin’ at you!
If you click to enlarge, you can really see all the little wires in the LED. Pretty cool!
|Front view of the sensor cap. Looks pretty fake now, doesn’t it?||You can see that there’s a solid lump of plastic behind the bump.|
If there is a sensor you’d like to see exposed, drop me a note. Make sure you check it’s not one I have done before, though. You can do that by browsing through the Exposed category. Please note that I cannot disassemble Mindsensors sensors, they’re really sandwiched together and it would take a Dremel and a lot of tears to take those apart.