At our Minecraft ModerDojo session on 9 May, we reviewed the criteria for earning belts. The details are in the presentation link (PDF).
Monthly Archives: May 2015
PiDojo : Ultrasonic Range Sensor with the Raspberry Pi
The HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Module Distance Sensor is a cheap sensor that can be used to measure the distance between itself and an object in front of it by sending an ultrasonic pulse and listening for its echo. It can be connected to many things including the Raspberry Pi.
We connected up our sensor and used the following code to take a measurement.
</pre> #!/usr/bin/python3 import time import RPi.GPIO as GPIO GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) GPIO_TRIGGER = 10 GPIO_ECHO = 9 print ("Ultrasonic Measurement") GPIO.setup(GPIO_TRIGGER,GPIO.OUT) GPIO.setup(GPIO_ECHO,GPIO.IN) GPIO.output(GPIO_TRIGGER,False) time.sleep(0.5) GPIO.output(GPIO_TRIGGER,True) time.sleep(0.001) GPIO.output(GPIO_TRIGGER,False) start = time.time() while GPIO.input(GPIO_ECHO)==0: start = time.time() while GPIO.input(GPIO_ECHO)==1: stop = time.time() elapsed = stop - start distance = elapsed * 34000 distance = distance / 2 print ('distance = ', distance) GPIO.cleanup()
We then combined our sensor with our 7-Segment displays from last week.
Here are my slides ultrasonic measurement