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Infrared proximity sensor made by Sharp. Part # GP2Y0A41SK0F has an analog output that varies from 3.1V at 4cm to 0.3V at 30cm with a supply voltage between 4.5 and 5.5VDC. The sensor has a Japanese Solderless Terminal (JST) Connector. We recommend purchasing the related pigtail below or soldering wires directly to the back of the module.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Based on 4 ratings:
3 of 3 found this helpful:
...For what it does. It was the wrong tool for my project (obstacle detection) due to the field of view. It will range a wall or big thing, but a chair leg may not be noticed. Was very easy to use and implement. The pigtail Sparkfun recommends is also good and makes installation quick.
My preliminary test of this sensor showed that it is going to work well for my application. It really demonstrates a different concept for proximity detection.
I have two of these, one horizontal and one vertical. I was wondering if the sense or detection angle and range would be different but it seems not.