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Intel Galileo Essentials by Richard Grimmett

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Connecting an IR sensor to the Galileo

The first step in connecting an IR sensor to your Galileo is to obtain a sensor. One popular choice is the Sharp series of IR sensors. The following image shows one of the models, the Sharp 2Y0A02, a unit that provides sensing to a distance of 150 cm:

Connecting an IR sensor to the Galileo

To connect this unit, you'll connect the three pins that are available on the bottom of the sensor. Here is the connection list:

Galileo Pin

Sensor Pin

5V

Vcc

GND

Gnd

A3

Vo

Unfortunately, there are no labels on the unit, but here are the pins you'll connect:

One of the challenges of making this connection is that the female-to-male connection jumpers are ...

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