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Detecting distances is a foundation of autonomous and guided robotics. It doesn't matter how smart your robot is if he keeps running into things!

We've got two different technologies of distance sensors; Infrared and Ultrasonic. Both have their advantages and we've got options for both.

Infrared

Infrared distances sensors are capable of precise and accurate distance measurements, however, they can be affected by certain lighting conditions.

$14.95 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # POLOLU-136
The GP2Y0A21 Sharp distance sensor is a great way to add obstacle avoidance or motion sensing to your robot or any other proj..
$14.95 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Feb 27th
$1.26 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # POLOLU-117
This 12-inch (30-cm) cable has 26 AWG wires and a 3-pin female JST PH-style connector that mates with the connector on 3-pin ..
$1.26 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Feb 27th
$13.64 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # SEN0019
This is an infrared distance switch. It has an adjustable detection range, 3cm - 80cm. It is small, easy to use/assemble, an..
$13.64 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Feb 27th
$80.97 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # SPX-14577
The TFMini is a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as close as 30 centimeters a..
$80.97 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Mar 2nd
$248.30 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # SEN-14032
It’s back! This is the LIDAR-Lite v3, a compact, high-performance optical distance measurement sensor from Garmin™. When ..
$248.30 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Feb 27th

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic sensors are great in all kinds of lighting conditions, and you're measuring large, solid objects. Be sure to choose the correct beam pattern.

$5.01 AUD, inc GST
  • SKU # CE05112
The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor uses sonar to determine distance to an object like bats or dolphins do. It offers excellent ran..
$5.01 AUD, inc GST
delivered by
Feb 27th