Up Conversion Reactive INK uses

A project log for IR/UV Invisible QR Code Navigation for Robotics

Anti-Stokes shift / Up Conversion invisible QR codes for indoor navigation of robotics. Invisible tags readable with UV or IR lighting.

Josh StarnesJosh Starnes 09/14/2018 at 22:530 Comments

A variety of florescent particulate can be combined with Up Conversion IR inks in order to take a otherwise invisible bar code or QR code into a visible glowing readable beacon of light for robotics navigation and programming. In my case my application is both unique and useful. I regularly search for similar information about invisible marking methods like those in anti counterfeit measures.

Here is the first time I have seen this used specifically in the way that I have, but the specifics are kept secret, the postal service sometimes has UV reactive codes come through that use information to track mail outside just the address info.