High Precision Short Range Infrared distance sensor for NXT

MindSensors | A-000000-00384
This product is discontinued. You can order the replacement product, the high precision medium range infrared distance sensor for NXT.
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This infrared sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT, from Mindsensors, is like the ultrasonic sonar sensor, it can measure distances to obstacles. This sensor detects and measures the distance to obstacles between 4cm and 30 cm. The calibration of the infrared sensor is embedded and enables effective and accurate measures.

This smart sensor has also a function to turn it off when not in use to reduce the energy consumption of your robot Lego Mindstorms NXT.

Technical specifications

  • High resolution : Provides reading directly in millimeters
  • Detection range :from 4cm to 30cm
  • Infrared sensor Sharp GP2D120
  • Energy consumption : 30mA at 4.7V

Programming the infrared sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT

Programming the infrared sensor using NXT-G

This infrared sensor can be programmed using NXT-G, the graphical language of the Lego Mindstorms NXT robot. To download the code of the NXT-G block to program this infrared sensor, click on the following image:

Code of the NXT-G block for the infrared sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT

Programming the infrared sensor using RobotC

This infrared sensor can be programmed using RobotC, a C programming language for the Lego Mindstorms NXT robots:

RobotC, C programming language for the Lego Mindstorms NXT robot

Example of use of the infrared sensor for the Lego Mindstorms NXT

A video of an example of the use of the infrared sensor :

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