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Distance Measurement Project

Question asked by Todd Gilbert on Jul 14, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 19, 2011 by Lukas Osmancik

I'm a newbie.  I've just begun working on a project where I need to measure a distance.  I'm planning on using a Sharp GP2Y3A001K0F (Distance Measuring Sensor Unit).  I need to be able to convert the voltage output from the Sharp device to a digital signal that the uC can use to calculate a distance value.  Next, I wish to control some LEDs that tell whether or not the measurement is in a particular range (e.g. - green = in-range). 


1) Are there any examples out there that would expedite my efforts?  Incidentally, I need to accomplish a proof of concept by next week (7/20).


2) If there are no examples, are there tutorials that will get me there?