Obstacle avoidance IR Sensor module for fritzing


#1

Hey everyone,

I’ve been searching everywhere for the Obstacle avoidance IR Sensor module for fritzing without any luck. Would someone know where I can get it?
Thank you for your help


#2

We would need a data sheet or a reference to which obstacle avoidance IR sensor you are looking for to suggest much as there are lots of them.

Peter


#3

Sorry, thought there was only one

IR Infrared Obstacle Avoidance Sensor Module for Arduino Smart Car Robot
It has a clear led and a black led

Here’s a link of the item

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/IR-Infrared-Obstacle-Avoidance-Sensor-Module-for-Arduino-Smart-Car-Robot-/141931957100?hash=item210bcdcb6c


#4

While that is one of the more common ones, a quick search doesn’t turn up a fritzing part for it (or more probably I’m not using the correct search term). You might have a look at the projects area on the main fritzing site, there are often parts like this used in projects there which can be then be harvested for reuse.

Peter


#5

Thanks Peter.,

I did spend a few hours searching projects, again without luck.
It seems like a very common part, but… nothing


#6

I’ll have a better poke around in a bit, and if I can’t find one I’ll think about making one.

Peter


#7

Thanks again,

When it comes to electronics, I’m completely useless, but I’m learning


#8

We all started out that way, and learning is how it is cured :slight_smile: . I have one of those modules which is called the FC-51 (although even with its name, there doesn’t appear to be a part) so other than the right angle header (which also doesn’t exist) it was easy to make. Available here in parts submit (so it will eventually make it in to core):

Peter


#9

Thanks Peter, very much appreciated.
Now I can start working on my fritzing module
Again, many THANKS
Lloyd


#10

Hey, I have the same Problem with the exact same sensor Module.
Could you explain me how u included ur Module?
I would really appreciate your fast help.

Greetings
recepusta


#11

Do you mean how to install the .fzpz part into fritzing.

You can use File/Open, or in parts bin MINE you can right-click import.


#12

FYI - the LED part in Fritzing has color selection with includes IR Led’s.

Basically, for choices to sense the obstacle, you may be interested in:
IR, LDR, Ultrasound, Laser, LED… etc.

Each works and uses somewhat similar interface and code (either On/Off pulses or signal voltage (such as to Arduino Analog pins):

A light emitter, a light receiver and Resistors and Caps as needed to tune it for the ambient (and usage) lighting.
Ambient, Flashlight and Laser light is also an emitter, thus, needing only a receiver such as LDR.

They are ‘all’ easy to work with and Arduino has several example codes.

The image below shows:

  1. IR emitter and receiver with resistors for ensuring correct forward voltage&current. Blue breadboard.
  2. IR emitter and receiver in mounts Grey mounts on cardboard.
  3. IR emitter and receiver mounted on PCB for Pulse/Heartbeat sensing (housing for sensors not shown).

Basically, these sensors are switches that trigger when light is blocked/changed to the degree that you set in the code (in Arduino, for example).

Thus, no need to buy an off-the-shelf sensor - just grab some from Amazon and in 3 minutes you’ll have a gizmo…
Gikfun has 10 pairs of IR emmit & recv for $5 on Amazon.

Be sure to check the specks for your sensor’s/led’s… they differ from one brand to the next.