Finally finishing the "start here" bot.
March 23, 2011
I just got the part I need for the "start here" bot, which is the new GP2Y0A02YK0F. My first problem is, I can't remove the old GP2D12 from the cable that connects it to the PICAXE board. If I am also correct, The setup should be the same as the old GP2D12 right? Like where the wires are supposed to go?
EDIT: Okay, I got it working kind of. I see one infrared light on in the sensor, but the other doesnt show anything. Is it supposed to light up? Secondly, When i use the program on the "start here" page, My robot just looks left and right, turns, and repeats. Never drives forward. Any suggestions?
EDIT2: Well, after much struggle, I am at a loss. I have nothing else to do. The Sharp IR lights up, no smoke or smells, but whatever I try I just cannot get it to recognize my hand at all. Its hooked up correctly, I am sure of it. I measured 20cm back from the sensor, no response still. I am afraid that I must give up on this if I can't figure out a solution.