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DST1200_0 Sonar Phidget


Detect several solid objects up to 10m away in a wide sensing range, or use this Phidget as an ultrasonic range finder.

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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.

SKU: DST1200_0

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 Properties
Sensor Type Distance (Sonar)
Controlled By VINT
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
Electrical Properties
Current Consumption Max * 5.6 mA
Current Consumption Min (unconfigured) 47 μA
Physical Properties
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.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 1 × 1 in


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