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Offline shukiTopic starter

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Sharp IR range finders
« on: July 22, 2009, 02:56:56 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie to robotics atm... after studying everything behind circuitry, mechanics, and programming for a while I decided to build a robot.
My first robot is gonna be a simple rover that uses ir sensor's to avoid obstacles.

After looking at the different spec sheets for the different ir sensors, I couldn't decide wether to get the 1 inch - 12 inch sensor or the 4 inch - 30 inch sensor.

either : http://www.acroname.com/robotics/parts/R146-GP2D120.html
or :http://www.acroname.com/robotics/parts/R48-IR12.html

If I go with the gdp12 (longer range), can I program the robot to only react to obstacles located a certain distance from the robot?

Any help would be great :D
Thanks!

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Re: Sharp IR range finders
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 04:00:53 PM »
What you do is get the 4inch to 30 inch sensor, and you mount it 4 inches back on your robot ;)

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Re: Sharp IR range finders
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 04:12:44 PM »
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If I go with the gdp12 (longer range), can I program the robot to only react to obstacles located a certain distance from the robot?
yup, you can also have this first set when you start up your robot...
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Offline shukiTopic starter

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Re: Sharp IR range finders
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009, 04:39:56 PM »
sweet, thanks for the ideas!

 


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