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Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« on: May 05, 2008, 05:27:48 PM »
Hello again. I received my sharp IR sensor from digikey today. Unfortunately in my wisdom I didn't order a cable to connect it to anything. Anyone have any success making one of these? I know I could buy a cable premade but I would rather not pay shipping again on a 2 dollar part. Any chance they sell this cable at a hobby store?

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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 05:59:22 PM »
youll never find it at a hobby store.

you might as well order it premade otherwise youll just have to order the connector for the sharp ir end of it.

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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 01:18:53 AM »
just cut out th jt connector and solder in the wires for the connectors u like
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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 10:14:28 AM »
yeah, or you could just solder straight to the pins on the back of the connector. When you are looking at the front with the connector pointed down, it should go Va, GND, VCC.

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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008, 08:17:04 PM »
So it should go like this? If so I'll just solder directly to the pins. Maybe with half a servo extension cable.

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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 10:23:19 AM »
yup

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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 10:44:30 AM »

What I did, is I bent the pins of the GP2D slightly, and then I fit the pins
into individual Female headers.

That way, I could then just plug the GP2D into the usual 0.1" Male headers.

Depending on the physical size of the Female pins that you use,
you may have to trim the white guard on the GP2D.

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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008, 02:46:55 PM »
what ever u do make it clean dont mess up the board solderings
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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2008, 05:20:45 PM »
Thanks for the information guys! I think i have the information I need.

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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2008, 05:15:04 PM »
It's really sad they don't always sell these with the wiring. You think, 'wow its cheaper at this site!' but in reality its 'cause they skimped on the wires . . . several other members here fell for it too - you aren't the first!

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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2008, 09:04:17 PM »
Strange... cant you just order with the connectors(not the cables)? When I buy those sensors they come with the connectors and datasheet.
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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2008, 10:04:33 PM »
Strange... cant you just order with the connectors(not the cables)? When I buy those sensors they come with the connectors and datasheet.

I ordered mine from digikey. No cable no data sheet.  :( I'll solder on half of a servo extension cable once I get to that point in my project. I should be able to get it to look ok.

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Re: Sharp GP2D120XJ00F cable?
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2008, 08:14:59 AM »
I always buy mine from Acroname.

 


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