DST1200_0 Sonar Phidget – For applications of spatial awareness and motion sensing, this handy Sonar Phidget is unmatched. It emits pulses of ultrasonic vibration at a rate of up to 10 pulses per second. After each pulse, it “listens” for ultrasonic waves that have reflected off of objects up to 10m away and sends them to your computer through the VINT Hub via the sensor update event. The Sonar Phidget can detect up to 32 reflections in a single pulse, and will report the approximate distance and strength of each reflected wave.
Useful in Robotics
The Sonar Phidget can be used as an ultrasonic range finder. The distance Change event automatically returns the distance of the strongest reflection whenever new data comes in. This mode is commonly used for obstacle detection in robotics projects.
Product Specifications for DST1200_0 Sonar Phidget
|Sensor Type||Distance (Sonar)|
|Measurement Distance Min||40 mm|
|Measurement Distance Max||10 m|
|Measurement Distance Resolution||10 mm|
|Sampling Interval Min||100 ms/sample|
|Sampling Interval Max||60 s/sample|
|Current Consumption Max||* 5.6 mA|
|Current Consumption Min||(unconfigured) 47 μA|
|Operating Temperature Min||-40 °C|
|Operating Temperature Max||85 °C|
* – Current consumption varies depending on the selected data interval and whether or not it is running in “quiet” mode. See the technical section of the User Guide for details.