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Parking sensor

Discussion in 'Electronic Projects Design/Ideas/Reviews' started by sparky098, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. sparky098

    sparky098 New Member

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    Hello everyone :)

    This is my first post so i hope you will be able to help.
    I would like to come up with a parking sensor for my car, as my wife keeps scratching the bumper!
    If anyone can point me in the right direction I would much appreciate it.
     
  2. LApprenti Sorcier

    LApprenti Sorcier New Member

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    You could try some sort of device that emmits IR light and at the same time detects the intensity of the light reflected by a surface to tell you how close you are e.g. from a wall.
    Don't know how will it work on different materials and textures of the surfaces...
     
  3. bogdanfirst

    bogdanfirst New Member

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    i think ultrasounds work better, it doesnt depend on the surface, in case of the ir .....try to build a sonar a simple transmitter & receiver, set them on an anglr so that at some distance the sound reflects and u will know that u r close to the obstacles.....
     

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