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FEZ Spider distance and obstacle detection


#1

Hi all, am using FEZ spider, here is the problem. I need to connect a PIR sensor with my spider using an extender module but the problem is i don’t know how to do this please help me if anyone know how to do this (if I can do this without using PIR and using some other way around please let me know )
thank you…!!


#2

PIR won’t help sorry. PIR is Passive InfraRed and means it can detect IR (body heat) in a room. You need something like a PING))) sonar detector


#3

can i connect it with FEZ spider… if u have any sample please give me…


#4

It depends on the electrical interface of the sensor.
SPI, analog, serial, …


#5

Yes, you can use PING with Spider. Check my driver on codeshare. All you need is TristatePort.

http://www.tinyclr.com/codeshare/entry/123

Here is another distance sensor that uses I2C which is also possible on Spider:

http://www.tinyclr.com/codeshare/entry/677


#6

While the code is not for Gadgeteer, here are some code entries for the Sharp IR distance sensors.The Sharp devices come tuned for different distances.

NETMF: http://www.tinyclr.com/codeshare/search?q=sharp
Sparkfun catalog: https://www.sparkfun.com/categories/139

If you want to use an ultrasonic device, there’s also a range of Maxbotix sensors

NETMF: http://www.tinyclr.com/codeshare/entry/40
Sparkfun catalog: https://www.sparkfun.com/search/results?term=ultrasonic&what=products


#7

Ultrasonic module is done and will be online in few days :slight_smile:


#8

Even better! :wink:


#9

thnx all i’ll try it … will send a feed back after trying all these things…


#10

hi gus how long will it take to release with drivers,