Infrared Proximity Sensor - Sharp GP2Y0A21YK

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Infrared Proximity Sensor - Sharp GP2Y0A21YK

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The Infrared Proximity Sensor - Sharp GP2Y0A21YK is a remarkable product from Sparkfun that offers an analog output which fluctuates between 3.1V at a distance of 10cm and 0.4V at 80cm. This sensor is equipped with a Japanese Solderless Terminal (JST) Connector. For optimal use, it is suggested to either purchase the corresponding pigtail or solder wires directly onto the back of the module.

This infrared proximity sensor is a perfect tool for a wide range of applications. It can be used in robotics for object detection and avoidance, in security systems for motion detection, or in interactive installations for proximity-based triggers. Its versatility and efficiency make it a valuable addition to any project.

One of the key benefits of the Infrared Proximity Sensor - Sharp GP2Y0A21YK is its analog output. This allows for a broad range of readings, providing more precise measurements compared to binary (on/off) sensors. Furthermore, the sensor's compact size, measuring approximately 2.54mm, makes it easy to integrate in various setups.

The sensor stands out for its unique properties. Its output is not only affected by the object's distance but also its size, shape, and reflectivity, allowing for a more comprehensive detection. Moreover, the Japanese Solderless Terminal (JST) Connector ensures a secure and easy connection, enhancing the overall user experience.

Additional resources such as the datasheet and example code are provided by Sparkfun to support users in understanding and utilizing the sensor effectively.


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Brand Sparkfun
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Length40 mm
Width52 mm
Height15 mm
Weight9,1 g
€ 17,50€ 14,45 Excl. VAT (NL)
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Delivered in 5 to 10 days
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