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Offline shivamkalraTopic starter

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Range Finder help ??????????
« on: April 09, 2009, 12:27:35 PM »
Hello friends, i'm trying to make an autonomous car using pc's parallel port and ir range detector...what i want is that IR reciever should give +5v to input of parallel port as soon as a object comes near to it... i search the internet alot but did't help me out, most of the range finder circuits are dealing with analouge signal ... any help and suggestion would be appreciated


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Re: Range Finder help ??????????
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 12:58:43 PM »
u just want to give 5volt when the object comes near it,, ,,connect it to micrcontroller ...and let the mcu output 5v through one of its digital o/p pins when ever the object is too near...
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Re: Range Finder help ??????????
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 01:36:16 PM »
Some of the Sharp IR detectors provide a digital output rather than an analogue output. You would need to check their product range as the distance at which a transition from 0 -> 1 happens varies by model.
Alternative, as Superchiku says, use an analogue model and flick a digital output pin yourself.
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