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Using Sharp IR GP2Y0A51SK0F Distance Sensor with Arduino (2cm to 15cm)

Using Sharp IR GP2Y0A51SK0F Distance Sensor with Arduino (2cm to 15cm)

In this tutorial we learn how to use Sharp IR GP2Y0A51SK0F distance meter to measure distance from 2cm to 15cm. Code is provided for multiple sensor.

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Arduino code for Sharp GP2Y0A51SK0F Distance Sensor


 /*
 * 
 * 
This is Arduino code to measure the distnace using Sharp Infrared Distance
sensor GP2Y0A51SK0F to measure from 2 to 14cm

See datasheet 
https://global.sharp/products/device/lineup/data/pdf/datasheet/gp2y0a51sk_e.pdf
 * 
 * Watch Video instrution for this code:  https://youtu.be/rdNCIyL6OA8
 * 

 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri on July 09 2020 at in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 * in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. www.robojax.com
 * 

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*/

//33.9 + -69.5x + 62.3x^2 + -25.4x^3 + 3.83x^4


const int sensorPin[] = {A0};
float distance[1];//watch video for details https://youtu.be/rdNCIyL6OA8
const int AVERAGE_OF =50;
const float MCU_VOLTAGE = 5.0;

void setup()
{
 //Robojax.com code for sharp IR sensor 
  Serial.begin(9600); 
  Serial.println("Robojax Sharp GP2Y0A51SK0F demo");
 //Robojax.com code for sharp IR sensor 
}//setup ends here



void loop(){
   //Robojax.com code for sharp IR sensor 
   readDistance(0);//read sensor 1
   // readDistance(1);//read sensor 2
   if(distance[0] >8.5)
   {
    //if distance is greator than 8.5 do something here
   }

  // print out the value you read:
  Serial.print("d1 =");// 
  Serial.print(distance[0]);
  Serial.println("cm");
  delay(300);
 //Robojax.com code for sharp IR sensor 
}//loop end


/*
 *  readDistance()
 * @brief reads the the distance from sharp sensor
 * and updates the apropriate sensor's value
 * @param "sensor" is integer

 * @return none
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri for robojax.com
 * on July 09, 2020 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 */
void readDistance(int sensor)
{
  //Robojax.com code for sharp IR sensor 
      float voltage_temp_average=0;
      
      for(int i=0; i < AVERAGE_OF; i++)
    {
      int sensorValue = analogRead(sensorPin[sensor] );
      delay(1);      
      voltage_temp_average +=sensorValue * (MCU_VOLTAGE / 1023.0);

    }
     voltage_temp_average /= AVERAGE_OF;

  // eqution of the fitting curve
  ////33.9 + -69.5x + 62.3x^2 + -25.4x^3 + 3.83x^4
  distance[sensor] = 33.9 + -69.5*(voltage_temp_average) + 62.3*pow(voltage_temp_average,2) + -25.4*pow(voltage_temp_average,3) + 3.83*pow(voltage_temp_average,4);
  
     //Robojax.com code for sharp IR sensor 
}//readDistance
 				

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