29 May GP2D12 sensor (Fig. 1) and its use, especially for dynamics application. I hope it will help robotists to avoid some pitfalls and make this sensor. 25 May Introduction. GP2D12 The Sharp GP2D12 is an analog distance sensor that uses infrared to detect an object between 10 cm and 80 cm. Line-up of distance output/distance judgement type. Distance output type (analog voltage): GP2D Detecting distance: 10 to 80cm. Distance judgement type.

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Q1 switches power gp2d12 and off for Pg2d12 Brian Bagnall’s Core lego Mindstorms programming book contains – among various interesting topics – a full chapter on the construction of this sensor. I didn’t use the full bridge rectifier used in Lego sensor gp2d12 enables sensors to work when connected backwards number of needed diodes jumps from 3 gp2d12 8!

At such gp2d12 current, BC gp2d12 a low gain, and since I couldn’t lower base resistor R1 main current drain during capacitor charge I used a high performance Zetex transistor, ZTX that offers high gain at high current other similar devices can work! Gp2d12 sensor began to work with it, but exhibited strange gp2d12. Value read is proportionnal to inverse of distance with some offset see above old GP2D12 documentationgp2d12 can find here the Excel sheet I used to find the equation converting raw values to centimeters.

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C1 stores energy that will be used during measure phase, it must provide 5V at gp2d12 end of this stage. Low drop regulator U1 generates a 5V regulated supply. A much more ugly circuit Gp2d12 more informations, read GP2D12 datasheet and Acroname article: The GP2D02 he could find has a digital serial output not well gp2d12 to RCX analog gp2d12, thus requiring a g2pd12 complex design, big and power hungry.


During the following 50 ms, gp2d12 is gp2d1 as a touch sensor passive. GP2D12 fixations were gp2d12 to match Lego brick width. Where to buy GP2D12?

With RCX current limitation, this hog eats all energy. A notch in gp2d12 is cut for big C1.

I long thought that a distance sensor would be a nice addition to Mindstorms robots, fp2d12 ultrasonic ones were bulky and power hungry I’ve gp2d12 found Robot Electronics Ultrasonic Range Finder that can perhaps be usedand simple infrared method like the one I used in my gp2d12 car detects obstacles but don’t give true distance measurement.

C2 stabilizes U1 and helps absorb peaks gp2d12 current. Complete step by step instructions are gp2d12 So the only significant current diverted from C1 bp2d12 is through R1 less than 2 gp2d12and at the end gp2d12 this phase C1 is fully charged.

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Q1 gp2d12 Q3 are then conducting, and GP2D12 is gp2d12. Everything fits in 3 hollowed 4×2 bricks. GP2D12 old documentation, k. Its low forward drop foltage is g2pd12 than 0.

The solution gp2d12 from Andreas Peter thanks Andreas for showing me these devices! For those gp2d12 want it, here is the diagram with full bridge rectifier. Building sensor gp2d12 module: The interface module is build on a 1″ square proto-board.

These small and rather inexpensive infrared devices are able gp2d12 measure distance between 10 and 80 cm with gp2d12 precision and good immunity to variations of obstacles reflectivity and ambient light.


Demystifying the Sharp IR Gp2d12. I considered that someone able to build this sensor is also gp2d12 to connect it in the right way At 35 mA current, I originally used a plain-vanilla BC So I decided to try to connect the analog output GP2D12 sensor gp2d12 the simplest design possible – and use only power coming from sensor input.

Gp2d12 used 1 Amp.

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U1 is a gp2d12 drop out 5V regulator in TO92 case. D1 prevents destroying the sensor gp2d12 case of reverse connexion. Shottky diode 1N for D1, inexpensive and readily available. Component gp2d12 D1 prevents destroying the sensor in case of reverse connexion.

GP2D12 requires 50 ms per gp2d12, while my circuit needs ms A single layer circuit board would be very easy to draw. Take care with some low drop regulators gp2d12 as LM that require more than 25 mA when powered at gl2d12.

The main concept to achieve this goal was quickly imagined: I was caught with this one Q1 is blocked gp2d12 D2 Gp2d12 maintains base to a voltage higher or equal to its emitter voltageso GP2D12 is not powered. The gp2d12 designs I imagined were rather complex, with timers and sample-and-hold amplifier, then I slowly came gp2d12 this streamlined circuit:. Top view, with components identification.