The Sharp IR Distance Sensor GP2Y0A41SK0F is a great low cost robotic range-finder. The Distance Sensor will report the presence of an object 4-30cm away from the sensor. The sensors reports this data as an analog value readable by most microcontrollers, like the Arduino.
This sensor can plug directly into a RobotGeek Sensor Shield using a Sharp IR to Servo Cable. This cable can also be handy to connect to other systems and controllers (users can cut/splice the wire).
If you want to use this sensor directly with a computer we reccomend the following:
The 'With Mount' option comes with everything in the Robot Geek Sharp IR Sensor Mount
- 2 X M3*10 F/F Standoffs
- 2 X M3*20 F/F Standoffs
- 2 X M3*30 F/F Standoffs
- 2 X M3*15 M/F Standoffs
- Necessary nuts, bolts, and mounting plates