11 Aug '17, 5pm

Testing Distance Sensors

Testing Distance Sensors

I’m working on a project involving the need to precisely move a tool based on the measured distance to an object. Okay, yeah, it’s a CNC mill . Anyway, I’d heard of time of fight sensors and decided to get one to test out, but also to be thorough I wanted to include other distance sensors as well: a Sharp digital distance sensor as well as a more sophisticated proximity/light sensor. I plugged them all into a breadboard and ran them through their paces, using a frame built from aluminum beams as a way of holding the target materials at a specific height. Reflected-Light Sensors I started with the Sharp GP2Y0D810Z0F digital distance sensor in a Pololu breakout board. It sports sample rate of 400 Hz, which seems more than adequate–I think my project wouldn’t need anything nearly that fast. It’s basically a small-format replacement for light-based proximity senors, it works t...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/08/11/testing-distance-sensors/

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