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Sensors for Robotic Applications

 

SENSOR-I2C-GPIO -- US$17.50

The ideal for adding general purpose I/O lines to the RF04/CM02, or any I2C based application.


Ideal for adding general purpose I/O lines to the RF04/CM02.
Up to 2 SRF04's or 2 SRF05's controlled, including all timing.
Up to 14 general purpose Input/Output lines.
Up to 5 Analogue input channels with 10-bit A/D conversion.
1 PWM output usable as an 8-bit D/A with a simple filter.
I2C address 0x40, can be changed to allow up to 8 devices on the same I2C bus.
6 I/O lines have programmable pull-up resistors built into the chip .
Individual control of each pin for Input or Output.
Simple commands for Bit Set, Bit Clear and Bit Toggle.
Easy I2C bus control, similar protocol as popular EEPROM's such as 24C02.

Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-Micro Switch A -- US$1.50

Set this switch to turn on when the switch button is depressed and turn off when the button is released, or set it up the opposite way. It is used as an object detection or avoidance. Sometimes it is called as bumper sensor. he length of metal contact is 1.9cm .

 

SENSOR-Micro Switch B -- US$2.90

Set this switch to turn on when the switch button is depressed and turn off when the button is released, or set it up the opposite way. It is used as an object detection or avoidance. Sometimes it is called as bumper sensor. This is a bigger size than SENSOR-Micro Switch A. The length of metal contact is 5cm .

 

SENSOR-Micro Switch C -- US$6.95

 

Set this switch to turn on when the switch button is depressed and turn off when the button is released, or set it up the opposite way. This is a panel mount with planger switch. Made in Japan by Matsushita Electric Work (Panasonic). The part number is AZ7311. Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-Micro Switch D -- US$6.95

Set this switch to turn on when the switch button is depressed and turn off when the button is released, or set it up the opposite way. This is a roller level switch. Made in Japan by Matsushita Electric Work (Panasonic). The part number is AZ7121. Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-Photo-resistor -- US$1.50

A CDS (photo-resistor) where the light intensity is proportional to its resistanceA great sensor for light seeking or avoidance.

 

SENSOR-Photo-Reflective-QRD1114 -- US$5.95

The IR photo refletive sensor QRD1114 has a pair of IR transmitter and receiver facing in front of the package. It can be used for shaft encoder or object detection. Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-Photo-Reflective-RPR220 -- US$7.50

The IR photo refletive sensor has a pair of IR transmitter and receiver facing in front of the package. It can be used for shaft encoder or object detection. The size is 6mmx 4mm x 6mm. Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-IS471F Chip -- US$8.95

The IS471F modulates an IR LED and detects the modulated IR light reflected back from a nearby object. The IS471F has a IR LED driver built-in. It is modulated at 38Khz to match the built-in detector. The module will output a high if no object is detected and a low if and object is detected. Here is the datasheet. With a IR transmitter, a resistor, and a capacitor, a simple non-contact bumper sensor can be built.

 

SENSOR-IS471F Package -- US$13.90

This package contains all the parts for making an infrared proximity detector. The IS471F modulates an IR LED and detects the modulated IR light reflected back from a nearby object. Once assembled, the sensor can detect an object from 2 to 3 inches away. (Performance will vary with the reflectivity of the object and the ambient lighting.) Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-Break-Beam Optosensor -- US$3.50

The break-beam optosensor has a pair of components consisting of a matched IR transmitter and receiver built into a U-shaped plastic assembly. It is great to use for counting revolutions or to detect some "trick" on a robot. Here is the datasheet .

SENSOR-P5587 Photoreflector -- US$8.95

The sensor has internal amplification and signal processing. This detector is ideally suited to viewing a wheel with encoding strips to guage the rotation. It is a hard-to-find component. Here is the datasheet .

 

SENSOR-IR transmitter (datasheet included) -- US$1.50

This 5mm Infra-Red (IR) LED transmitter can transmit Peak Wave Length 940nm. Datasheet is included with the component.

 

SENSOR-IR receiver (datasheet included) -- US$1.50

This rectangle shape ( 5mm x 7.4mm ) Infra-Red (IR) LED receiver can receive Peak Wave Length 940nm. A match pair of the above IR transmitter . Datasheet is included with the component.

 

SENSOR-IR Demodulator 37.9KHz (datasheet included) -- US$6.80

The optic remote control receiver module made by a Japanese Optical semi-conductor company. It can receive 37.9KHz (plus/minus 0.5KHz) at the PeakWave Length 940nm. You can use the above IR transmitter . Datasheet is included with the component.

SENSOR-Hall-effect sensor (datasheet included) -- US$7.80

The widely used UGN3503 hall effect sensor is manufactured by Allegro. You can use it for shaft encoder with a magnet or build your own digital compass or magnetic finder. Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-Motion detector (with Len, ICs and datasheet) -- US$29.00

The motion detector module comes with fresnel len and ICs integrated within the a small package. Here is the detailed controller datasheet of the sensor. If you want to detect the object movement with some build-in circuit and relay, please check with our application kits. Here is the manual and application note of how to interface with microcontroller (e.g. Basic Stamp, Handyboard, or OOPIC etc..)

 

SENSOR-Tilt-sensor (mercury switch) -- US$3.00

This tilt sensor is used to detect the inclination. It is a mercury switch where the glass fills with mercury. It acts as on-off switch for some pre-set angle.

 

SENSOR-Humidity sensor (datasheet included) -- US$29.00

This humidity sensor HS12P is widely used in the industry application. Here is the datasheet .

 

HB-SENSOR -- Basic Sensor Kit -- US$19.00

6 Bumper (Microswitch) sensors, 4 Photocells (CDS), 2 IR Transceivers (a pair of IR transmitter and receiver), and 2 sensor connectors (shown in right). These are the basic sensors. An application of the IR Transceiver on the MIT Handyboard system is included.

SENSOR-SONAR-- Polaroid 6500 Sonar Module -- US$68.00

The kit contains one driving board with one transducer (6500 instrument grade). Cable and socket for Handyboard Expansion Board included. Please refer to official Handyboard homepage for downloading the software driver . Here is the datasheet . If want just need to detect the object movement, you can check with our application kits. We do sell transducer, driving board, and other transducers such as 600 and 7000 series. Please check with us the price: info@robotstorehk.com

 

SENSOR-COMPASS Vector 2x Digital Compass -- US$99.00

Vector 2x digital compass kit comes with user manual and application note. Please refer to official Handyboard homepage for downloading software driver . Here is the datasheet .

 

SENSOR-GP2D02 (digital) IR Ranging Module -- US$39.50

Sharp GP2D02 IR ranging module. Please refer to official Handyboard homepage for downloading software driver . Here is the datasheet . The detecting range is from 10cm to 80cm. The kit does not come with cables and connector.

 

SENSOR-GP2D05 (Digital) IR Ranging Module -- US$39.95

This sensor uses a variable resistor to determine a distance threshold. The interface is 4-wire and requires a JST connector which is included with each detector. Controlling the detector is done by lowering the input line, waiting for 28-56ms, and then checking for a logic 0 or 1 on the output line. One means no object is within the threshold distance, while zero means that there is an object present. Here is the datasheet .The detecting range is from 10cm to 80cm .

 

SENSOR-GP2D12 (analog) IR Ranging Module -- US$22.95

Sharp GP2D12 IR ranging module is a analog version of GP2D02. The analog voltage corresponding to distance, and the detecting distance of 10 to 80 cm . No external control circuit necessary. Here is the datasheet .

 

SENSOR-GP2D120 (analog) IR Ranging Module -- US$22.95

The GP2D120 has identical electronics as the GP2D12, but has special lenses which give it a shorter detection range. This sensor takes a continuous distance reading and reports the distance as an analog voltage with a distance range of 4cm (~1.5") to 30cm (~12"). The interface is 3-wire with power, ground and the output voltage and requires a JST 3-pin connector which is included with each detector package. Here is the datasheet .

 

SENSOR-GP2Y0A21YK (analog) IR Ranging Module -- US$22.95

This sensor takes a continuous distance reading and returns a corresponding analog voltage with a range of 10cm (4") to 80cm (30"). The sensor package includes a JST 3-pin connector, three pre-crimped wires, and a booklet with detailed information and examples. The GP2Y0A21YK ('0A21') is identical to the GP2D12 in range, but the detection area has been increased. The detection diameter at 1/2 the range is 12 cm for the 0A21, compared with 6 cm for the GP2D12. Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-GP2D15 (analog) IR Ranging Module -- US$22.95

This sensor takes a continuous distance reading and reports the distance as a logic value with a pre-set distance range of 24 cm . Here is the datasheet .

 

SENSOR-GP2Y0D02YK (analog) IR Ranging Module -- US$26.95

This sensor takes a continuous distance reading and reports the distance as a logic value with a pre-set distance range of 80cm (~30"). The GP2Y0D02YK has identical electronics to our GP2D15, but has special optics that give it a much longer detection range. Here is the datasheet .

 

SENSOR-GP2Y0A02YK (analog) IR Ranging Module -- US$26.95

This sensor takes a continuous distance reading and reports the distance as an analog voltage with a distance range of 20cm (~8") to 150cm (~60"). The interface is 3-wire with power, ground and the output voltage and requires a JST 3-pin connector which is included with each detector package. Here is the datasheet .

 

SENSOR-GP2Y0A700K0F (analog) IR Ranging Module -- US$32.95

This sensor takes a continuous distance reading and returns a corresponding analog voltage with a range of 1m (40") to 5.5m (~220"). The sensor package includes a JST 5-pin connector and five pre-crimped wires. The GP2Y0A700K ('0A700') is significantly larger, has a different pinout, and draws more current than the other Sharp IR sensors. It is not intended as a drop-in replacement for any of these sensors. The sensor is ideally suited for long-range sensing and localization in large spaces and its range is comparable to some sonic range finders. Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-GP2Y0A710YK (analog) IR Ranging Module -- US$32.95

This sensor takes a continuous distance reading and returns a corresponding analog voltage with a range of 100cm (40") to 550cm (~216"). The sensor package includes a JST 5-pin connector, and pre-crimped wires. Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-Flex/Bend Sensor -- US$29.00

A bend sensor is great for collision detection. The bending angle is proportional to the its resistance.

 

SENSOR-TPA81 - Thermal Array Sensor -- US$99.95

The TPA81 is a thermopile array detecting infra-red in the 2um-22um range. It has eight thermopiles arranged in a row and can measure the absolute temperature of 8 adjacent points simultaneously. Measurements are in Celsius. It can detect a candle flame from up to 2 meters away. Other warm objects like people, a hot coffee mug, etc. can also be detected. The TPA81 module also has a servo output that can be used to pan the module and build up a thermal image. This sensor has an I 2C interface. Use of this sensor requires a controller with I2C capability. Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-MaxSonar EZ0 - Ultrasonic Range Finder MaxSonar EZ0 -- US$29.95

SENSOR-MaxSonar EZ1 - Ultrasonic Range Finder MaxSonar EZ1 -- US$29.95

SENSOR-MaxSonar EZ2 - Ultrasonic Range Finder MaxSonar EZ2 -- US$29.95

SENSOR-MaxSonar EZ3 - Ultrasonic Range Finder MaxSonar EZ3 -- US$29.95

SENSOR-MaxSonar EZ4 - Ultrasonic Range Finder MaxSonar EZ4 -- US$29.95

LV-MaxSonar ® high performance ultrasonic rangefinders to be the easiest to use ultrasonic rangefinders available. The LV-MaxSonar ® sensor line offers very short to long-range detection and ranging, in an incredibly small package with ultra low power consumption.  

Range show on 1 ft grid to 4 ft dowels. (Beam plots are approximate)

SENSOR-SRF01 - Ultrasonic Range Finder -- US$33.00

The SRF01 is a single transducer ranger with a one-wire serial interface. Up close sensing range can work reliably all the way up to the transducer. Sensing range is from 0cm out to 600cm. Also included is a polarized connector with wiring and a mounting grommet. Here is the datasheet and dimension.

Specifications
Voltage Input 3.3V to 12.0V
Operating Current 25mA (during ranging)
Max Range 6 meters
Min Range 0 centimeters

 

 

SENSOR-SRF02 - Ultrasonic Range Finder -- US$25.00

The SRF02 features both I2C and a Serial interfaces. The serial interface is a standard TTL level UART format at 9600 baud,1 start, 2 stop and no parity bits, and may be connected directly to the serial ports on any microcontroller. Up to 16 SRF02's may be connected together on a single bus, either I2C or Serial. New commands in the SRF02 include the ability to send an ultrasonic burst on its own without a reception cycle, and the ability to perform a reception cycle without the preceding burst. Because the SRF02 uses a single transducer for both transmission and reception, the minimum range is higher than our other dual transducer rangers. The minimum measurement range is around 15cm (6 inches). The SRF02 can measure in microseconds, cm or inches. Here is the datasheet.

Specifications
Voltage 5v
Current 4mA Typ.
Frequency 40KHz
Maximum Range 6 m
Minimum Range 15 cm
Max Analogue Gain Automatic 64 step gain control
Connection Standard IIC Bus, UART Serial
Full Automatic Tuning No calibration, just power up and go
Timing Fully timed echo, freeing host computer of task
Units Range reported n uS, mm or inches
Weight 0.16226 oz.
Size 24mm w x 20mm d x 17mm h

SENSOR-USB-I2C - USB to I2C converter-- US$36.50

The USB-I2C module provides a complete interface between your PC and the I2C bus. The module is self powered from the USB cable and can supply up to 70mA at 5v for external circuitry from a standard 100mA USB port. The module is an I2C master only, not a slave. It works with all I2C sensors. Here is the datasheet.

Specifications
I2C Devices Any registered or unregistered I2C device.
Host support Drivers available for Windows XP64, XP, 2000, ME, 98, CE.NET V4.2, Linux, Mac OS8, OS9, OSX.
Voltage Self powered - 5V available
Current Up to 70mA available for your own circuits
On-board Pull-up resistors 4.7k
Digital I/O 1 Input and 2 I/O available when not using I2C.
Analog Input 2 10-bit channels available when not using I2C

SENSOR-USB-RS485 - USB to RS485 converter-- US$20.00

The Devantech USB-RS485 is a self-powered USB to RS485 module. RS485 serial information is automatically converted to serial information on a USB Virtual COMM port in both transmit and receive. Here is the technical specification.

 

SENSOR-SRF04 - Ultrasonic Range Finder -- US$30.00

This is a low range sonar for object detection. Here is the timing specification and datasheet .

Voltage - 5v only required
Current - 30mA Typ. 50mA Max.
Frequency - 40KHz
Max Range - 3 m
Min Range - 3 cm
Sensitivity - Detect 3cm diameter broom handle at > 2 m
Input Trigger - 10uS Min. TTL level pulse
Echo Pulse - Positive TTL level signal, width proportional to range.
Small Size - 43mm x 20mm x 17mm height

Datasheet and interface examples included with the package.

SENSOR-SRF05 - Low Cost Ultrasonic Range Finder -- US$28.00

Voltage - 5v only required
Low Current - 4mA Typ. 
Frequency - 40KHz
Max Range - 4 m
Min Range - 1 cm
Modes - Single pin for trig/echo or 2 Pin SRF04 compatible.
Input Trigger - 10uS Min. TTL level pulse
Echo Pulse - Positive TTL level signal, width proportional to range.
Small Size - 43mm x 20mm x 17mm height

Here is the datasheet.

 

SENSOR-SRF08 - Ultrasonic Range Finder -- US$59.00

 

This is a compact and high performance sonar for object detection.

SRF08 Specification
Voltage - 5v only required
Current - 15mA Typ. 3mA Standby.
Frequency - 40KHz
Range - 3cm -6m .
Max Analogue Gain - Variable 94 to 1025 in 32 steps.
Connection - Standard I 2C Bus.
Light Sensor - Front Facing light sensor.
Timing - Fully timed echo, freeing host controller of task.
Echo - Multiple echo - keeps looking after first echo.
Units - Range reported in uS, mm or inches.
Small Size - 43mm x 20mm x 17mm height.

Datasheet and interface examples included with the package.

 

SENSOR-SRF10 - Ultrasonic Range Finder -- US$62.00

This small sonar ranger offers an amazing wide range from 3cm to 6m . The SRF10 is interfaced using the IIC bus. Here is the datasheet .

Voltage 5v
Current 15mA Typ. 3mA Standby
Frequency 40KHz
Maximum Range 6 m
Minimum Range 3 cm
Max Analogue Gain Variable 40 to 700 in 16 steps
Connection Standard IIC Bus
Timing Fully timed echo, freeing host computer of task
Units Range reported n uS, mm or inches
Size 32mm w x 15mm d x 10mm

 

SENSOR-SRF235 - "Pencil Beam" Ultrasonic Range Finder -- US$139.95

  • SRF235 Specification
  • Voltage: 5v only required
  • Current: 25mA Typ. 
  • Frequency: 235KHz
  • Range: 10cm -1.2m . 
  • Beam Width Narrow Beam - Just 15 ?nbsp;
  • Connection: Standard I 2C Bus.
  • Timing: Fully timed echo, freeing host controller of task.
  • Units Range : reported in uS, mm or inches.
  • Small Size : 34mm x 20mm x 19mm height.

This sensor uses a 235KHz transducer with a 15 degree beamwidth to measure distances from 10cm to 120cm . Compared to the SRF 04/08/10 sensors, its beam is much narrower. It can also cycle more quickly, taking up to 100 measurements per second. The 235KHz ultrasonic signal of the SRF235 behaves differently than the 40KHz ultrasonic signal of the SRF 04/08/10 sensors. Here is the datasheet.

SENSOR-SRF485 - RS485 Interface Ultrasonic Range Finder -- US$35.00

The SRF485 is a single transducer ultrasonic ranger that uses a standard RS485 interface. The sensor has a built in voltage regulation system allowing input power between 8 to 24 VDC. The sensing range is from 30cm to 5 meters. The SRF485 is based on the SRF02 design with a RS485 serial interface. The multiple sensors (maximum of 127) can exist on a RS485 network once the device address is changed for each ranger. Every SRF485 is programmed at the factory with a unique 24 bit address. The address is written on the PCB of the sensor. It can be connected to a PC using our USB-RS485 module. Here is the dimension and technical datasheet.

Specifications
Voltage Input 8.0V to 24.0V
Operating Current 10mA
Max Range 5 meters
Min Range 30 centimeters
Temperature Compensation -30 to 50 C
RS485 Communication 38400 baud, 1 start, 2 stop, no parity

 

 

 

HOUSING-MULTIPLE - Multiple sensors single housing -- US$9.95

This black anodized aluminum housing can hold one SRF04, SRF05, and SRF08 sonic range finders and all standard size Sharp IR sensors including the GP2D02, GP2D05, GP2D12, GP2D15, GP2D120, GP2Y0A02YK, GP2Y0D02YK, and GP2Y0A21YK.

 

HOUSING-SRF010-SINGLE - SRF10 single housing -- US$9.95

This is the housing unit for the SRF10 Unltra Sonic Ranger.

 

HOUSING-SRF04/08-DOUBLE - SRF04 or SRF08 double housing -- US$19.50

This housing holds two detectors (either the SRF04 or SRF08) and offers protection and a great orientation on the front of a robot.

 

SENSOR-PYROELECTRIC-PACKAGE - Pyroelectric sensor package -- US$89.00

This sensor package allows you to detect movement of humans and pets. It can also be used for finding candles and other sources of heat. The package is simple, efficient and entirely self contained including an op-amp to condition the output. Interfacing the sensor is simple with only one analog output to sample with a micro.The sensitivity of this sensor is tuned to the human body's infra-red emissivity. This part is discussed in depth in the book "Mobile Robots: Inspiration to Implementation". It is ready to interface Handyboard .

The package includes an Eltec 442-3 detector, fresnel lens that is matched to the detector, application notes, instructions on building a concentrating cone to focus a wide area of detection, and a pattern for building the cone.

 

SENSOR-UVTron-PACKAGE -- Flame Detector Package -- US$100.00

 

 

This detector package includes both the Hamamatsu C3704 Drive Circuit and the R2868 Flame Detector. Combined, these offer fantastic perfomance when looking for sources of UV radiation in the 185 - 260 nm range. This detector is amazing. Using the included sample circuit, you can detect a match lighting from 5 meters in a sunny room! Since the UV energy emitted by a flame bounces off walls, you don't even need to have a line of sight to the flame to detect it in a room. It can be used popular robotic controller such as MIT Handyboard system.

 

SENSOR-CMPS03 - Magnetic Compass -- US$60.00

This compass is used in robots to aid navigation. The compass uses the Philips KMZ 10A magnetic field sensor to detect the Earth's magentic field.

Here is the datasheet and Technical Specification Summary:


Voltage - 5v only required
Current - 20mA Typ.
Resolution - 0.1 Degree
Accuracy - 3-4 degrees approx. after calibration
Output 1 - Timing Pulse 1mS to 37mS in 0.1mS increments
Output 2 - I 2C Interface, 0-255 and 0-3599
SCL speed up to 1MHz
Small Size - 32mm x 35mm
Low Cost - Best Price Compass Module Available

Datasheet and interface examples included with the package.

 

SENSOR-PC Controlled Temperature Data Logger -- Temperature Data Logger-- US$98.00

This is a PC controlled 4 channel temperature meter (either deg C or F) using the serial port, a PIC12C509 and 4 x DS1820. No external power required. We think that each DS1820 may be located over 200 meters away from the motherboard and PC. This is an ideal use for old 386 and 486 computers or interface to any microcontroller such as MIT handyboard system: continuous temperature data logging. Users will have to massage the input data stream to their purpose. It may be dumped into an Excel spreadsheet, or they can write BASIC programs using the INPUT command to grab the readings. Demonistration software source code and datasheet are included. With the serial RF data link, you can build a wireleass temperature data logger with 100m range.

 

SENSOR-CMUCAM (Fully Assembled and Tested) -- CMU Camera Module -- US$139.00

Assembled and Tested CMU camera module. CMUCAM1 and CMUCAM2 Q&A. The module is ready to run. No assembly or soldering required.

 

SENSOR-CMUCAM (Kit) - CMU Camera Module -- US$139.00

Developed by Carnegie Mellon University , the CMUcam is a new low-power sensor for mobile robots which can do several different kinds of on-board, real-time vision processing. The CMUcam uses a serial port and can be directly interfaced to other low-power processors such as PIC chips. Using a CMUcam, it is easy to make a robot head that swivels around to track an object. You can even build a robot that will chase a ball around.

Here is the User Manual .

The kit comes with everything you need to get started with the camera. The software for your PC or Linux machine is available for download on the CMU site and we pre-program the Scenix chip with the most current version of the firmware. This firmware can later be upgraded but requires a programmer for subsequent changes. This kit is shipping with the current version 1.12 of the firmware.

At 17 frames per second, the CMUcam can do the following:

    • track the position and size of a colorful or bright object
    • measure the RGB or YUV statistics of an image region
    • automatically acquire and track the first object it sees
    • physically track using a directly connected servo
    • dump complete image over the serial port
    • dump a bitmap showing the shape of the tracked object

The camera dimensions are 2.25" wide x 1.75" high x 2" deep. The camera kit uses a Omnivision The camera dimensions are 2.25" wide x 1.75" high x 2" deep. The camera kit uses a Omnivision OV6620 single-chip CMOS CIF color digital camera with a 4.0mm , F2.8 lens and IR filter.

This camera is in kit form and does require assembly. Soldering is required . The kit comes with complete instructions and assembly manual. The assembled version is fully tested and you just need to apply power into it. CMUCAM1 and CMUCAM2 Q&A.

 

SENSOR-CMUCAM2-OV6620 - CMUCAM2 Module ...US$199.00

SENSOR-CMUCAM2-OV7620 - CMUCAM2 Module ...US$239.00

 

The CMUCam2 consists of a SX52 microcontroller interfaced with an OV6620 ( resolution 352 x 288) or OV7620 (resolution 664 x 492) Omnivision CMOS camera on a chip that allows high level data to be extracted from the camera's streaming video.

The CMUCam2 communcicates via a RS-232 or a TTL serial port that has the following functionallity:

Track user defined color blobs at up to 50 frames per second
Track motion using frame differencing at 26 frames per second
Find the centroid of any tracking data
Gather mean color and variance data
Gather a 28 bin histogram of each color channel
Manipulate horizontally pixel differenced images
Transfer a real-time binary bitmap of the tracked pixels in an image
Arbitrary image windowing
Adjust the camera's image properties
Dump a raw image (single or multiple channels)
Up to 176x255 resolution
Supports multiple baudrates (115200, 57600, 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800, 2400, 1200)
Control 5 servo outputs
Slave parallel image processing mode off of a single camera bus
Automatically use servos to do two axis color tracking
Flexible output packet customization
Multiple pass image processing on a buffered image

Here is the User Manual . CMUCAM1 and CMUCAM2 Q&A.

 

SENSOR-CMUCAM2-PLUS - CMU Camera Module 2 PLUS -- US$219.00

The CMUcam2+ consists of a SX52 microcontroller interfaced with a 0V6620 Omnivision CMOS camera that allows high-level data to be extracted from the camera's streaming video. Its primary function is to track and monitor highly contrasting color regions. It can also detect motion, provide color statistics, and transmit image information to a computer for additional processing.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since the board is designed to work with microcontrollers, it has a serial interface using TTL voltage levels (0-5V). When using the CMUcam2+ with an RS-232 serial port, such as on a PC or USB-to-serial adapter, you will need a level-shifter to convert TTL signals to RS-232 signals such as MAX232CPE chip.

When compared with our other CMUcam2 products, the CMUcam2+ has these important differences:

  • Thinner profile
  • 15 0ghter weight
  • Uses only the more capable OV6620 camera*
  • No level-shifter on board for more efficient connection to +5V controllers
  • Minimal packaging: does not include printed manual, AC adapter, or CD-ROM
  • Different connector arrangement with horizontal pins for easier stacking

The CMUcam2+ has the following functionality:

  • Track user-defined colors at up to 50 Frames Per Second (FPS)
  • Track motion using frame differencing at 26 FPS
  • Find the centroid of any tracked data
  • Gather mean color and variance information
  • Gather a 28 bin histogram of each color channel
  • Manipulate horizontally pixel-differenced images
  • Transfer a real-time binary bitmap of the tracked pixels in an image
  • Arbitrary image windowing
  • Adjust the camera's image properties
  • Dump a raw image (single or multiple channels)
  • Up to 160 X 255 resolution
  • Supports multiple baudrates
  • Control 5 servo outputs
  • Automatically use servos to do two axis color tracking

Here are the len information and pinout.

 

TURRET-CAM-PLUS-A -- CMU Camera Module PLUS turret (without servos) -- US$89.00

TURRET-CAM-PLUS-B -- CMU Camera Module PLUS turret (with servos) -- US$129.00

This rugged and universal anodized aluminum turret assembles in minutes, and allows your CMUcam to pan left to right, and up and down for a greater range of visibility. All you have to supply are the standard sized servos.

This turret package featuers a "Sensor Shell", which sits in front of the CMUcam2+ to allow you to mount popular robotic sensors to improve your robots vision capabilities. The turret supports the following sensors:

- CMUCAM2, CMUCAM2+, CMUCAM3

- SRF04, SRF05, SRF08, SRF10 sonars, and TPA81 (Thermopile)

- Sharp GP2D12, GP2D120, GP2D15, GP2D02, GP2D05, GP2Y0A02YK, GP2Y0D02YK, MaxSonar-EZx

The CAM Turret can tilt 45+ degrees up and 45+ degrees down. The pan ability of the turret is only limited to the sweep of your servo, which is typically around 180 degrees.

This turret kit includes all stainless steel hardware, the tilt linkage (to attach it to any standard servo horn and servo), hardware to attach the CMUcam to the turret, and rubber grommets to mount 3 SRF10 sonars. The servo which controls "tilt" is attached using the included double sided servo tape. All that is required for assembly is a small phillips head screwdriver.

This turret package can be configured with or without the sensor shell. The package does not include the sensors or servos.

 

 

SENSOR-CMUCAM3 - CMUCAM3 Module ...US$259.00

A new road for the CMUcam line. Uses the NXP LPC2106 ARM7 cpu instead of the SX cpu used in the two previous CMUcam's. This allows a very powerful true open source vision system. Source code in GNU C and serial downloader provided so no hardware is required to program. Shipped with CMUcam2 emulation pre-loaded, so can be used out of the box with most CMUcam2 functions and no programming required. Here is the datasheet and SDK manual. CMUCAM1 and CMUCAM2 Q&A.

 

 

SENSOR-MACHINE-VISION -- Machine Vision Package -- US$1,399.00

The MC-F433C is a low cost VGA Firewire camera ideally suited for machine vision applications. Color image rates up to 30 frames per second at VGA resolution through progressive scanning can be obtained. The MC-F433C is a low cost VGA Firewire (IEEE compliant) camera well suited for machine vision, stereo imaging, character recognition, scientific and industrial applications. Color imagery data is obtained through progressive scanning at rates of 30 frames per second at full resolution. Lenses can be attached using a C mount. Camera specifications are as follows:

  • Sensor - 1/4inch color Sony IT CCD
  • Supports VGA (640X480), QVGA (320X240), and QCIF (176X144) resolutions
  • Element size - 5.6um X 5.6um
  • Data rate - 400 Mbps
  • Scanning system - progressive
  • Auto Gain
  • Frame rate - 30 fps at full resolution
  • Shutter speed - 1/30 sec to 1/3000 sec
  • Sensitivity - 2 lux at F2.0
  • Power input range - 8V to 30V
  • Power consumption - approximately 1 Watt at 12V
  • Dimensions - 44W X 32H X 93D (mm)
  • Weight- approximately 300 gm

The camera can be mounted to a tripod or similar base using a 1/4-20 (1/4inch w/ 20 threads/inch) bolt. The back of the camera has 2 firewire connections for the capacity to daisy chain multiple cameras.

This metal camera lens is ideally suited for general purpose machine vision applications. High quality Images are acquired at 1.5 mega pixels with low distortion and fixed focal length. Focus and iris lock tabs are included for reliability in harsh environments.

More Details:

The Fujinon DF6HA-1B is a great general purpose lens for doing a wide range of machine vision, scientific and industrial applications. Additional specifications are as follows:

  • Focal Length - 6mm
  • Manual focus
  • Manual Iris
  • Angle of View - 56 degrees 09 minutes X 43 degrees 36 minutes
  • Focus range - infinity
  • Object Dimensions at M.O.D. (HXV) - 122 mm X 92 mm
  • Back Focal Distance - 11.44 mm
  • Filter Thread - M27 X 0.5
  • Mount - C
  • Mass - 55 gm

Here the datasheet of the firewire camera and the camera len.

 

SENSOR-HOKUYO-LASER ... US$3,295.00

Finally, a reasonably sized, reasonably priced, high performance laser for robotics. This fantastic sensor offers both serial (RS-232) and USB interfaces to extremely accurate laser scans. The field-of-view for this detector is 240 degrees and the angular resolution is ~.36 degrees with a scanning refresh rate of up to 10Hz. Distances are reported from 20mm to 4 meters. Power is a very reasonable 500mA at 5V. The sensor comes with diagnostic software and detailed information on the simple serial protocol used to manipulate the readings, turn on/off the laser, and interact with this rich sensor. The sensor also includes necessary wiring hardware to interface to the sensor via a serial connection. Additional cables can be purchased if necessary. Here are the dimension, manual, and specifications.

 

SENSOR-SP03 Text to Speech Synthesizer ...US$129.00

The SP03 module includes an audio amplifier, a 3volt regulator and level conversion to 5volts, a PIC processor to provide easy communication with your host processor and even a small 40mm speaker, along with the Winbond WTS701 speech chip. Interfaces include an RS232 serial interface, I 2C bus interface, and a parallel interface. The parallel interface is used for selecting one of 30 predefined phrases. Arbitrary text may be sent to the module via the RS232 and I 2C interfaces. This text can be spoken on-the-fly. This general interface creates terrific potential for generating natural language communication from the robot based on varying sensor and algorithm data.

Datasheet and WINDOWS driver software are provided with the package.

 

CABLE-SP03 Text to Speech Synthesizer Serial Interfcace Cable ...US$8.50

Here is a quick and handy way to connect your SP03 Text to Speech Synthesizer to your serial port. One end of the 12" cable has a 3 connector housing which plugs into the GND, RX an TX pins on the SP03, and the other end is a female DB9 connector.

 

KIT-SOUNDGIN-CHIP ... US$29.00

The Soundgin is a sound effect, music and voice synthesizer chip. Six different wave channels can be edited to run independently or mixed together to output rich audible content. It has a serial interface that can trigger actions on the chip to take place.

 

KIT-SOUNDGIN-BOARD ... US$66.50

The Soundgin Evaluation Board is a convenience board to help get started using the Soundgin IC module. Included with the evaluation board is a socketed Soundgin IC and a 9V battery connector. A filter circuit, RS232 level shifting module and a power regulation circuit is built into the evaluation board. Here is more information.

 

KIT-SPEAKER-JET ... US$29.00

SpeakJetT, The Sound Solution for your Bot. The SpeakJet is a completely self-contained, single-chip voice and complex sound synthesizer designed for multiple applications from commercial products to hobby projects. The SpeakJet uses a mathematical sound algorithm to control an internal 5 channel sound synthesizer to generate "on- the-fly" unlimited-vocabulary speech synthesis and complex sound generation. The SpeakJet is programmed with 72 speech sound elements called allophones, 43 predefined sound effects and 12 DTMF touch Tones. Through the selection of these sounds and in combination with the control of the Pitch, Rate, Bend and Volume parameters, the user has the ability to produce unlimited phrases and sound effect with thousands of variations at any time. The SpeakJet can be controlled simultaneously by voltage changes on any one of its 8 input lines and by a single serial output line from a CPU such as an OOPic allowing for both CPU-controlled and stand-alone operations. Other features include an internal 64 byte input buffer, internal programmable EEPROM, 3 programmable outputs and direct user access to the internal 5 channel sound synthesizer. More information can be found at www.SpeakJet.com

 

KIT-VOICE-20s-RECORD -- 20 seconds Voice Recording Module ...US$29.00

The small size is because the IC is in Chip-on-board form. One button is pushed down to record the message. The electric microphone is on the board. The LED turns on during this time. The other button just has to be momentarily pressed to replay the message. A second momentary press during playback will stop the playback. All you have to add is the speaker and 5V power.

The record play time is determined by the 52K resistor. If you change it to 89K you will get 30 seconds but at a reduced sampling rate. Operating current 25mA. Standby current 10 uA.

A93010 voice recording datasheet

NOTE: The kits comes with 8 ohm speaker (not shown).

Handyboard Application Examples:

1. Attaching this voice module to Handyboard and modifying the two on-board buttons to be controlled by Handyboard (just build a simple transistor switch to replace them), you are now have a talking robot. Meanwhile, you can instruct the robot to record the voice in its surrounding.

2. Besides pre-programming the above instructions, you can use our RF modules to control the playing and recording process.

 

KIT-VOICE-40s-RECORD -- 40 seconds Voice Recording Module ...US$59.00

40 Second Message Recorder with Looping Option. A switch will loop the first message continuously. Recordings are stored in on-board non-volatile memory cells, providing zero power message storage.

 

SENSOR-IRCM -- InfraRed Communications Module (IRCM) -- US$59.00

The InfraRed Communications Module (IRCM) is a low cost wireless communications solution for your robot. It can be used in conjunction with a standard infrared remote control (Philips, Sony, SKY digibox and NEC formats) so that you can wirelessly control your project.

With two or more IRCM's you can create a communications network so that your robots can talk to each other! The IRCM also has an RS232 interface so that you can control your robot wirelessly from your PC.

The IRCM is a micro-sized PCB module ( 14mm x 35mm ) that plugs directly onto or an OOPic (I, II, R and C) programming connector

Here is the datasheet .

SENSOR-DS-GPM -- 8-Channel Global Positioning System (GPS) with internal antenna -- US$299.95

A 8-Channel GPS module with internal antenna. It supports I2C and serial communiction betwen the host MCU (e.g. OOPIC and Basic Stamp etc.) and the device. Technical Specifications and Product Details.

 

SENSOR-DS-GPMe -- 8-Channel Global Positioning System (GPS) with external antenna -- US$279.95

A 8-Channel GPS module with external antenna. It supports I2C and serial communiction betwen the host MCU (e.g. OOPIC and Basic Stamp etc.) and the device. Technical Specifications and Product Details.

 

SENSOR-DS-GPM+ -- 12-Channel Global Positioning System (GPS) with internal antenna -- US$369.95

A 12-Channel GPS module with internal antenna. It supports I2C and serial communiction betwen the host MCU (e.g. OOPIC and Basic Stamp etc.) and the device. Technical Specifications and Product Details.

 

SENSOR-DS-GPMe+ -- 12-Channel Global Positioning System (GPS) with external antenna -- US$349.95

A 12-Channel GPS module with external antenna. It supports I2C and serial communiction betwen the host MCU (e.g. OOPIC and Basic Stamp etc.) and the device. Technical Specifications and Product Details.

 

SENSOR-GPA1 -- Magnetic mount GPS external antenna --- US$49.95

This is a compact, active, micropatch GPS antenna for use with the SENSOR-DS-GPMe and SENSOR-DS-GPMe+. It has a magnetic mounting for quick, convenient placement on any suitable surface. Technical Specifications and Product Details.

 

 

GYRO-HGR01 -- HiTec Gyro -- US$89.00

This is HiTec's HG-R01 Robot Gyro.

  • Rapid, accurate detection and response system.
  • Light weight(7 grams) and compact size
  • Red and green LED indicator
  • Dimension: 26.0x27.0x11.3mm (1.02X1.06X0.44in.)
  • Weight: 7.0 g (0.285 oz) with plastic Case
  • Operating voltage: 4.8-6.0 Volts
  • Current drain: 10mA (4.8V)
  • Gain Adjustment: Single rate, On-remote
  • J Type Connector (130mm), double site tapes included

 

SENSOR-GYRO-PG-- Micro Piezo Gyro -- US$79.95

This piezo gyro is tiny but very sensitive. The low power requirement and small size are results of the demands placed on gyros in electric RC helicopters and small RC airplanes. This detector can be used any time your robot needs to sense rotation about a single axis. Multiple gyros can be used to determine rotation in more than one axis.

Here is how the gyro works. First, a PWM servo signal is continually sent to the gyro. This same signal is output for use by a servo or microcontroller but the value is adjusted when the gyro is rotated about its axis of measurement. Often this adjusted output is fed into a servo that helps to remedy the rotation being sensed by the gyro.

An example of this is in an RC helicopter where the small rotor in the tail serves as a counter-torque force for the main lifting rotor. When the main rotor changes speed or pitch, different torque is applied to the body of the helicopter and in order for it to continue to point in the same direction, this change in torque needs to be accommodated. This is where the gyro fits in. The gyro compensates for the change in main rotor torque and therefore the body of the helicopter retains its orientation.

The input and output are both 0.1" headers so they are easy to match with connectors for hookup. A wiring harness is included that is compatible with JR, Hitec, and Airtronics Z connectors and will fit Futaba J connectors with minor modifications.

Specifications
Dimensions 26 x 27 x 11.3 mm , 1" x 1.1" x .45"
Weight 7 g , 0.29 oz
Power Supply 4.8 - 6 Volts
Current Draw 10mA @ 4.8V
Gain Adjustment Single rate, non-remote
Operating Temperature -5 to 60¢X C, 23-140¢X F
Applicable R/C System: Hitec, Futaba, JR, Airtronics, Multiplex

 

SENSOR-GYRO-G190-- Micro Piezo Gyro G190-- US$69.95

 

Integrated sensor type rate gyro is designed for small electric powered helicopters Any side of the gyro case can be used to mount unit to heli-great for limited space applications High density assembly technology results in small size and light weight. Here is the datasheet.

INCLUDES: One Futaba G190 Micro Piezo Gyro One mini plastic screwdriver Three pieces of double sided tape

SPECS:

  • Length: 0.87" (22.2mm) Width: 0.90" (22.8mm)
  • Height: 0.35" (8.9mm) Weight: 0.24oz (6.7g) including connector
  • Operating Voltage: 4.8 to 6.0V DC Current Drain: 15mA at 4.8V
  • Operating Temperature Range: -5°to +45°C
  • Functions: Sensitivity trimmer and LED monitor
  • Gyro Sensor: Piezoelectric
  • Functions: Sensitivity trimmer and LED monitor Voltage- use only with a 4.8V battery. (if you use it with a higher voltage battery it needs to be regulated to 6.0V)

 

SENSOR-GYRO-G155-- Micro Piezo Gyro G155-- US$119.00

Single Axis Gyro. Power required: 4.8v to 6.0v shared. Current drain: 45mA@ 6.0v. Gyro body: 1.26" x 1.08" x 0.97, 0.9oz. Electric only.

 

KIT-SONAR-DETECTOR Ultrasonic Movement Detector unassembled kit ...US$48.00

KIT-SONAR-DETECTOR Ultrasonic Movement Detector (Assembled and Tested) ...US$59.00

A 40KHz crystal locked circuit will reliably detect Movement 4m to 7m away. Use 9V to 12V. Ideal for monitoring door opening or Movement pass a point. Full circuit description. LED indicates Movement. Signal out provided so you can add you own circuit or relay (e.g. Alarm). You can use the MIT Handyboard system or other board to monitor this signal output. Assembly instructions and schematic provided.

KIT-PIR-DETECTOR Motion Detector unassembled kit ...US$48.00

KIT-PIR-DETECTOR Motion Detector (Assembled and Tested) ...US$59.00

A state of the art Passive Infra Red motion detector uses a motion Detector IC and a PCB-mounted Fresnel lens. Three trimpots vary sensitivity, on time and light-level response. If only need the components, please check with our sensor kit section. Assembly instructions and schematic included.

 

KIT-LCD03 ... US$65.00

The I2C and serial display driver provides easy operation of a standard 20*4 LCD Text display. It requires only a 5v power supply and the two data connections for either mode, freeing up pins on your processor. Many useful text formatting functions are provided and also the ability to put together custom characters into memory which can be called off as required. There is a 64 byte FIFO buffer to ensure a minimum of delay in writing to the display. The LCD03 is the same as the LCD02 apart from the added ability to control the backlight in software. It is now easily possible to turn the backlight on and off by sending commands via the I2C / Serial link.

The four-pin connector is for power and an I2C or serial connection. The seven-pin connector provides a convenient interface for a 3x4 keypad.

Here is the technical information.

 

KIT-SIREN ... US$25.00

A surprisingly loud siren for such a simple circuit. Uses voltage controlled oscillator. 1/2 Watt, 8 ohm speaker supplied. 9V operation. Ideal to attach to your robot which needs an sound module.

 

SENSOR-SINGLE-LINE - Single Line Detector...US$35.00

The Single Line Detector is an infrared reflective sensor, that can be attached to a sumo, or other mobile robot. The sensor delivers a stable TTL compatible high or low voltage depending on the shade of the surface it is positioned over. Use two or more sensors to make a custom line following robot.

There is a status LED to make setup or troubleshooting a breeze. The LED is on and the output is LOW when the sensor is positioned over a black or dark surface, or if nothing is there to reflect off of. The LED goes out and the output is HIGH when the sensor is positioned over a white or light surface. The sensor has an 8" connector that can easily plug directly into the digital I/O lines of the OOPic R microcontroller, as well as various other microcontrollers. The circuitry could also be useful as a surface detector to keep your robot from going off the edge of a table, or tumbling down the stairs. This is a time tested rock solid circuit that will perform flawlessly.

The reflective sensor is made from a one piece Infrared LED and detector pair that are directed at the surface below the front of the robot. There is a built in level comparator with an adjustable reference point so you can fine tune the sensor for different light levels and surface conditions. A manual is included with the package.

Specifications
Sensor Type Reflective IR
IR Sensor Optek OPB745
I/O Required One digital line (input)
Minimum Range 1/8" from floor
Maximum range 1/2" from floor
Input Voltage 5vdc regulated
Current Requirements 18mA - 29mA
Overall Size 0.75" w x 1.5" l x 0.25 h

 

SENSOR-HiTec-DISTANCE-SENSOR -- HiTec Distance Sensor-- US$29.00

 

HiTec's IR Distance Sensor detects objects up to 15cm.

  • Maximum Detection Range of 15cm
  • Operating voltage: 5 Volts
  • Dimension: 12.9mm x 25.4mm
  • Weight: 7g
  • Wire length : 318mm

The sensor output is logic high when an object falls within the detection range. When no object is inside the detection range, a logic low is output.

 

SENSOR-HiTec-SOUND-SENSOR -- HiTec Sound Sensor-- US$29.00

This HiTec sensor detects sound.

  • Operating Sound : more than 80dB
  • Operating voltage : 5V
  • Dimension: 13.0mm x 29.0mm
  • Weight: 7.1g
  • Wire length : 320mm

 

SENSOR-HiTec-TOUCH-SENSOR -- HiTec Touch Sensor-- US$29.00

This HiTec sensor detects human touch.

  • Operating voltage : 5V
  • Dimension: 12.9mm x 29.0mm (based on PCB size)
  • Weight: 7.5g
  • Wire length : 318mm

 

SENSOR-HiTec-LIGHT-SENSOR -- HiTec Light Sensor-- US$29.00

This HiTec sensor detects light.

  • Operating illuminance : more than 80Lux
  • Operating voltage : 5V
  • Dimension: 12.9mm x 14.6mm
  • Weight: 5.8g
  • Wire length : 322mm

 

 

 

   

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