My First Bot missing a cable for the Sharp IR sensor
June 8, 2011
I found what I think is a matching cable on DFrobots under Arduino sensor parts as a Cable for Arduino Analog Sensors. It looks like the right cable. It is 3 pins with a JST type connector. It is the best fit I can find since Solarbotics no longer ships the IR Sharp Cable with the unit. DFrobots sells the same IR sensor with the cable and that cable matches the Arduino Analog Sensor Cable and the Sharp part number as “JST -3 Sharp” for the cable.
IR ranger cable is “GP2D12” or “JST -3 Sharp” on Solarbotics and DFrobots
Please correct me if I am wrong.
This is a very cheap, but very good robot kit and you do save more than $20 over just the basic parts.
I hope this helps
CORRECTION The cable is(if I had looked at the image closer) is the Digital sensor Green(S) - Red(+) - Black(G) the analog is Red(+) - Black(G) - Blue(S) and the order is wrong Servos are S - + - G. This sensor uses the Servo standard. The docs I see have the 4 pin connector. The Kit sensor has 3 pins.
I am learning.
I did think this was a simple project and I went off to do it my way.
IR Sensor Sharp come with the Kit is Red Black White(picture from the kit instructions)
Analog Sensor Cable is Red Black Blue
Digital Sensor Cable is Green Red Black
Standard Servo is Signal Red Black
Too many uses for the cables.
And the documents are not up to date for everything.
The Analog Arduino cable is the right one.
DFRobots was very nice and changed my order.
I hope they are nice again and change my order back. They throw in three analog cables for me.
If they fix my older I will have 30 analog cable. They come in sets of 10 for $6.
Anyone want to buy an analog cable from me?
Non of the cables acutely work!
The JST connector --------------------- The board connector
Sharp Ranger(key bar)
1 singnal, 2 Ground, 3 V+
1 Blue, 2 Ground, 3 V+ ------------- [ Signal | Ground | V+ ] The Ground and the Signal need to be moved
1 Green, 2 V+, 3 Ground----------- [ Ground | V+ | Signal ] Standard Servo everything must be moved
I am working on a graphic picture to show this.
You can easily use a x-acto knife to slip under the lock tab where you see the contact in an openning. They look like little fingers. Gently insert the x-acto blade just under one of the tabs and gently pull the connector out. Do not bend the tabs back or they will break off. The clip holding the contact in is less than the thickess of the x-acto blade. Holding the connector in a vise helps. Be gentle and connectors of all types will can make your projects much more fun and creative.
Anyone want the buy my extra Analogue cables?
All I have is Microsoft live with SkyDrive. I get the link but nothing happens. I need help to upload anything.
The files are attached