Grapher for IR-Distance sensor
Yesterday I mounted a Sharp GP2D12 on a servo and I thought of mapping the area in front of the sensor (at least at a certain height) to use them with a bot and I wanted to know how the bot "sees" his environment.
The software for the ATmega takes readings every 10 degrees and then sends these values to the computer via serial.
Now I have seen alot of cool things done with processing and I thought I'll try it out and what I came up with is basically a graph of the distance "bend" by 180 degrees. The graphed data reminds me of the graph you can find in the datasheet of many ultrasonic sensors like the SRF05.
The next step would be reading the serial data directly into processing and then graph it, but my skills in processing aren't good enough (yet) to do something like this altough I have already tried to do this (any suggestions appreciated!^^)
I dont know if this is relevant to anyone but I thought I'd post it because it does have to do with the often used Sharp IR distance sensors.
EDIT 11/15/11: I managed it to add serial support! Now the data received via serial is stored in an array and then plotted until the next data plot is received