Parallax has just introduced the TSL1401-DB
Linescan Imaging Sensor:
This is a product that I've had in gestation for several years, through numerous revisions, and it's the latest in a series of linescan imagers I've been involved with since 1981. These imagers have been used for things like sorting fruit, orienting gin bottles, measuring lumber, orienting plastic heads for toy figures, tracking seams for automatic pipe welders, and measuring tires, among many others.
I hope this particular imager can find similar uses in industry. But unlike my other imagers, which sold for hundreds of dollars, this one is priced to appeal to hobbyists and amateur roboticists as well. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to ask them here, and I will do my best to answer them forthwith.
Post Edited (Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)) : 6/2/2009 10:57:29 PM GMT
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