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04-30-2006, 08:42 AM
I am wodering if you can you connect the Sharp GP2D12 IR sensor directly to a stamp to be used for·object detection?
Thanks for any ideas.
04-30-2006, 10:38 AM
No really.· The GP2D12 outputs a non-linear analog voltage related to the distance of an object it detects.· You really should use an ADC0831 or similar to read it.
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04-30-2006, 11:14 AM
Here is an interesting, and hopefully helpful article about linearizing the readings when converting from the Sharp GP2D12's analog voltage to distance:
04-30-2006, 08:30 PM
OK thanks very much. I will look a different direction.
04-30-2006, 09:35 PM
Here is a web page with some info on using the Sharp GP2D12:
You *might* be able to use the RCTIME command, but resolution will be poor.
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04-30-2006, 10:07 PM
The Sharp GP2D02 I/R distance sensor has a serial interface which easily interfaces with the PBASIC Stamp, and has all of the same characteristics as the GP2D12. Here are some applications notes:
04-30-2006, 11:18 PM
You haven't said what your application is- so advice on which sensor to use is based on some conjecture on the advisor's part. Here are some things to consider.
GP2D15- simple (1 pin) digital interface. easiest to interface, rapid response, returns digital (on-off) reading when object is within factory predetermined range. Runs continuously, so it is a bit of a powerhog.
GP2D05- 2 pin interface. rapid response. returns digital (on/off) reading. Distance adjustable with dial on unit. Only runs when queried, so it uses less power. slightly slower response than GP2D15, since you need to query the unit each time.
GP2D02- 2 pin interface. Slow response(plan on 10 or fewer queries per second). serial interface, so it will give you range to object.
GP2D12- 1 pin interface. Runs continuously. intended to be used with an ADC. (recommend a cap to ground on the signal line to level out readings).·Response··time related to size of signal leveling cap. can be used with a voltage comparator·(alternatively a voltage bridge and Scmitt trigger buffer)to deternine a digital threshold that can be read with a Stamp.
There are also long range versions of most of these.
Hope that gets you started.