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Garmin LIDAR-Lite v4 LED - Distance Measurement Sensor
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The LIDAR-Lite v4 LED sensor is the next step in the LIDAR-Lite line. A small, lightweight, low-power optical ranging sensor. It's the first to incorporate ANT profile wireless networking technology into an optical sensor. Its built-in nRF52840 processor means that developers can create custom applications, or be operated as a stand-alone device right out of the box by using the preloaded stock application. Like the LIDAR-Lite v3 and LIDAR-Lite v3HP sensors; it can also be directly connected...

Infrared Proximity Sensor - Sharp GP2Y0A21YK
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Infrared proximity sensor made by Sharp. Part # GP2Y0A21YK has an analog output that varies from 3.1V at 10cm to 0.4V at 80cm. The sensor has a Japanese Solderless Terminal (JST) Connector. We recommend purchasing the related pigtail below or soldering wires directly to the back of the module. Documents: Datasheet Example Code Videos ...

Infrared Proximity Sensor Long Range - Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F
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Sparkfun Item #: SEN-08958 -

Infrared proximity sensor made by Sharp. Part # GP2Y0A02YK0F has an analog output that varies from 2.8V at 15cm to 0.4V at 150cm with a supply voltage between 4.5 and 5.5VDC. The sensor has a Japanese Solderless Terminal (JST) Connector. We recommend purchasing the related pigtail below or soldering wires directly to the back of the module. This sensor is great for sensing objects up to 5 feet away! Documents: Datasheet ...

Infrared Proximity Sensor Short Range - Sharp GP2Y0A41SK0F
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Infrared proximity sensor made by Sharp. Part # GP2Y0A41SK0F has an analog output that varies from 3.1V at 4cm to 0.3V at 30cm with a supply voltage between 4.5 and 5.5VDC. The sensor has a Japanese Solderless Terminal (JST) Connector. We recommend purchasing the related pigtail below or soldering wires directly to the back of the module. Documents: Datasheet ...

LIDAR-Lite v3
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It's back! This is the LIDAR-Lite v3, a compact optical distance measurement sensor from Garmin™. When space and weight requirements are tight, the LIDAR-Lite v3 soars. The LIDAR-Lite v3 is the ideal solution for drone, robot or unmanned vehicle applications. This easy-to-use 40-meter laser-based optical ranging sensor has all the core features that made the LIDAR-Lite v2 so popular. Small in form and light in weight with low power consumption of less than 130mA during an acquisition. And it’s...

LIDAR-Lite v3HP
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LIDAR has never looked so good! This is the LIDAR-Lite v3HP, a compact, high-performance optical distance measurement sensor from Garmin™. The LIDAR-Lite v3HP is the ideal optical ranging solution for drone, robot, or unmanned vehicle applications. Each sensor is housed in a durable, IPX7-rated housing and includes all the core features and user configurability of the popular LIDAR-Lite v3. The v3HP is very similar in function to that of the v3 but it can now sample faster at rates greater...

PIR Motion Sensor (JST)
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This is a simple to use motion sensor. Power it up and wait 1-2 seconds for the sensor to get a snapshot of the still room. If anything moves after that period, the 'alarm' pin will go low. This unit works great from 5 to 12V (datasheet shows 12V). You can also install a jumper wire past the 5V regulator on board to make this unit work at 3.3V. Sensor uses 1.6mA@3.3V. The alarm pin is an open collector meaning you will need a pull up resistor on the alarm pin. The open drain setup allows...

Qwiic LIDAR-Lite v4
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GARMIN is back with a new high-performance, wireless optical distance measurement sensor: the LIDAR-Lite v4. This is the ideal solution for drone, robot, IoT, or unmanned vehicle operations, when space is tight and power is limited. The LIDAR sensor works by sending out an infrared beam and measuring the time it takes to be reflected back. The built-in nRF52840 microcontroller runs a pre-loaded stock application to calculate the distance between itself and something in front of it. This sensor...

RPLIDAR A2M8 360° Laser Range Scanner
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The RPLIDAR A2 is a sleek, indoor, 360 degree 2D LIDAR. Each RPLIDAR A2 can take up to 8000 samples of laser ranging per second thanks to its high rotation speed. The on-board system can perform 2D 360° scans within a range of 12 meters (18m with a bit of firmware adjustment). Additionally, the generated 2D point cloud data can be used in mapping, localization and object/environment modeling! The RPLIDAR A2M8 consists of a range scanner core and mechanical powering parts which makes the core...

RPLIDAR A3M1 360° Laser Range Scanner
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The RPLIDAR A3M1 is the next generation of 360 degree 2D LIDARs. Each RPLIDAR A3 can take up to 16000 samples of laser ranging per second thanks to its high rotation speed. The on-board system can perform 2D 360° scans within a range of 25 meters in enhanced mode and 20 meters in outdoor mode. Additionally, the generated 2D point cloud data can be used in mapping, localization, and object/environment modeling! The RPLIDAR A3M1 consists of a long range scanner core and mechanical powering parts...

RPLIDAR S1 360° TOF Laser Range Scanner
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Sparkfun Item #: SEN-15872 -

The RPLIDAR S1 is the next generation low cost 360 degree 2D laser scanner (LIDAR) solution developed by SLAMTEC. It can take up to 9200 samples of laser ranging per second with high rotation speed. And equipped with SLAMTEC patented OPTMAG technology, it breakouts the life limitation of traditional LIDAR system so as to work stably for a long time. The system can perform 2D 360-degree scan within a 40-meter range. The generated 2D point cloud data can be used in mapping, localization and...

SLAMTEC Mapper Developer Kit - Laser Mapping Sensor (M1M1)
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Sparkfun Item #: SEN-15870 -

The SLAMTEC Mapper Developer Kit is a new type of laser sensor introduced by (you guessed it) SLAMTEC, which is different from the traditional LIDAR. It has built-in functions of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), and is suitable for many applications such as robot navigation and positioning, environmental mapping and hand-held measurement. The Developer Kit uses SLAMTEC's unique SLAM optimization algorithm and high-performance LIDAR to fuse map data more than 10 times per second...

SLAMTEC Mapper Pro Kit - Laser Mapping Sensor (M2M1)
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Sparkfun Item #: SEN-15871 -

The SLAMTEC Mapper Pro Kit is a new type of laser sensor introduced by (you guessed it) SLAMTEC, which is different from the traditional LIDAR. It has built-in functions of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), and is suitable for many applications such as robot navigation and positioning, environmental mapping and hand-held measurement. The Developer Kit uses SLAMTEC's unique SLAM optimization algorithm and high-performance LIDAR to fuse map data more than 10 times per second and...

SparkFun Distance Sensor Breakout - 4 Meter, VL53L1X (Qwiic)
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This SparkFun Distance Sensor Breakout utilizes the VL53L1X next generation ToF (Time of Flight) sensor module to give you the highly accurate measurements at long ranges for its size. The VL53L1X uses a VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) to emit an Infrared laser to time the reflection to the target. That means that you will be able to measure the distance to an object from 40mm to 4m away with millimeter resolution! To make it even easier to get your readings, all communication...

SparkFun Human Presence Sensor Breakout - AK9753 (Qwiic)
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This is not your normal Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor! The SparkFun AK9753 Human Presence Sensor Breakout is a Qwiic-enabled, 4-channel Nondispersive Infrared (NDIR) sensor. Each channel has a different field of view, so not only can the AK9753 detect a human, but it can also tell which direction the person is moving. To make it even easier to use this breakout, all communication is enacted exclusively via I2C, utilizing our handy Qwiic system. However, we still have broken out 0.1" spaced...

SparkFun OpenPIR
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The SparkFun OpenPIR is a highly customizable Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor based around the NCS36000 PIR controller. Passive infrared (PIR) sensors are able to detect motion in a small/local area –-- they’re the sensor of choice in security systems, home automation and proximity-sensing applications. The OpenPIR allows you to set the sensitivity, trigger time and pulse mode of the motion sensor so you can tailor-fit it to your application! The OpenPIR has a multitude of characteristics unique...

SparkFun Proximity Sensor Breakout - 20cm, VCNL4040 (Qwiic)
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The SparkFun Proximity Sensor Breakout is a simple IR presence and ambient light sensor utilizing the VCNL4040. This type of sensor is often seen in automatic towel and soap dispensers or automatic faucets. With the ability to detect objects qualitatively up to 20cm away, you will be able to detect if something is there and if it is closer or further away since the last reading. Utilizing our handy Qwiic system, no soldering is required to connect it to the rest of your system. However, we...

SparkFun Pulsed Radar Breakout - A111
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Sparkfun Item #: SEN-15577 -

Does your project require high-precision, cutting-edge distance measurement? Or maybe speed, motion, or gesture-sensing? We're not talking about simple ultrasonic or even infrared here, but 60GHz radar! Well say hello to the SparkFun A111 Pulsed Radar Breakout! The A111 is a single-chip solution for pulsed coherent radar (PCR) and comes complete with an integrated antenna and an SPI interface capable of clock speeds of up to 50MHz. Though the A111's primary use case is distance-sensing, it...

SparkFun RedBot Sensor - Mechanical Bumper
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Sparkfun Item #: SEN-11999 -

These simple switches are the Mechanical Bumper sensor for the SparkFun RedBot, giving you the ability to detect a collision before it really happens. This sensor works by acting as a SPST switch. When the "whisker" bumps into a foreign object it will make contact with a nut next to it, closing the connection and, by default, turning off the motor. By attaching these mechanical bumpers to you robot the whisker will bump something before your robot crashes into it. The sensor has a 3-pin header...

SparkFun RGB and Gesture Sensor - APDS-9960
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This is the SparkFun RGB and Gesture Sensor, a small breakout board with a built in APDS-9960 sensor that offers ambient light and color measuring, proximity detection, and touchless gesture sensing. With this RGB and Gesture Sensor you will be able to control a computer, microcontroller, robot, and more with a simple swipe of your hand! This is, in fact, the same sensor that the Samsung Galaxy S5 uses and is probably one of the best gesture sensors on the market for the price. The APDS-9960...

SparkFun ToF Range Finder Breakout - VL6180
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This is the SparkFun "Time-of-Flight" Range Finder, a breakout for the VL6180 distance sensor. Unlike most distance sensors that rely reflected light intensity or reflected angles to determine range, the VL6180 uses a precise clock to measure the time it takes light to bounce back from a surface. This affords the ToF Range Finder and VL6180 a great benefit over other methods because it can be much more accurate and more immune to noise. Does this technology sound familiar? Well it should, it's...

SparkFun ToF Range Finder Sensor - VL6180
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This is the SparkFun "Time-of-Flight" Range Finder, a sensor board for the VL6180 distance sensor. Unlike most distance sensors that rely on reflected light intensity or reflected angles to determine range, the VL6180 uses a precise clock to measure the time it takes light to bounce back from a surface. This affords the ToF Range Finder and VL6180 a great benefit over other methods because it can be much more accurate and more immune to noise. Does this technology sound familiar? Well it...

TF03 Long-Distance LiDAR Module
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The TF03 is the third generation product of TF series and is a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as close as 10 centimeters and as far as 180 meters!!! As with all LiDAR sensors, your effective detection distance will vary depending on lighting conditions and the reflectivity of your target object. What makes this sensor special is its size & environmental operating range. Measuring only 44x43x32mm, the TF03 allows you to integrate LiDAR into...

TFMini - Micro LiDAR Module
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The TFMini is a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as close as 30 centimeters and as far as 12 meters! As with all LiDAR sensors, your effective detection distance will vary depending on lighting conditions and the reflectivity of your target object, but what makes this sensor special is its size. Measuring only 42x15x16mm, the TFMini allows you to integrate LiDAR into applications traditionally reserved for smaller sensors such as the SHARP...

TFMini - Micro LiDAR Module (Qwiic)
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The TFMini is a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as close as 30 centimeters and as far as 12 meters! As with all LiDAR sensors, your effective detection distance will vary depending on lighting conditions and the reflectivity of your target object, but what makes this sensor special is its size. Measuring only 42x15x16mm, the TFMini allows you to integrate LiDAR into applications traditionally reserved for smaller sensors such as the SHARP...

TFMini Plus - Micro LiDAR Module
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The TFMini Plus is a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as close as 10 centimeters (+/- 5cm up to 6m) and as far as 12 meters (+/-1% starting at 6m)! As with all LiDAR sensors, your effective detection distance will vary depending on lighting conditions and the reflectivity of your target object, but what makes this sensor special is its size. Measuring only 35x18.5x21mm, the TFMini Plus allows you to integrate LiDAR into applications traditionally...

Ultrasonic Distance Sensor - HC-SR04
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This is the HC-SR04 ultrasonic distance sensor. This economical sensor provides 2cm to 400cm of non-contact measurement functionality with a ranging accuracy that can reach up to 3mm. Each HC-SR04 module includes an ultrasonic transmitter, a receiver and a control circuit. There are only four pins that you need to worry about on the HC-SR04: VCC (Power), Trig (Trigger), Echo (Receive), and GND (Ground). You will find this sensor very easy to set up and use for your next range-finding project!...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ0
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These easy-to-use ultrasonic rangefinders from Maxbotix work the same way as the EZ line that you know and love, but this new high-resolution series features 1 millimeter resolution! As with the rest of the Maxbotix range finders, these sensors feature Analog Voltage, RS232 Serial, and Pulse Width outputs making them easy to interface with any microcontroller. These sensors have a maximum range of 5000 mm (195 inches) with virtually no dead zone (although objects closer than 30 cm will...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ1
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These easy-to-use ultrasonic rangefinders from Maxbotix work the same way as the EZ line that you know and love, but this new high-resolution series features 1 millimeter resolution! As with the rest of the Maxbotix range finders, these sensors feature Analog Voltage, RS232 Serial, and Pulse Width outputs making them easy to interface with any microcontroller. These sensors have a maximum range of 5000 mm (195 inches) with virtually no dead zone (although objects closer than 30 cm will...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ4
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Sparkfun Item #: SEN-11309 -

These easy-to-use ultrasonic rangefinders from Maxbotix work the same way as the EZ line that you know and love, but this new high-resolution series features 1 millimeter resolution! As with the rest of the Maxbotix range finders, these sensors feature Analog Voltage, RS232 Serial, and Pulse Width outputs making them easy to interface with any microcontroller. These sensors have a maximum range of 5000 mm (195 inches) with virtually no dead zone (although objects closer than 30 cm will...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - LV-MaxSonar-EZ0
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Sparkfun Item #: SEN-08502 -

This is the fantastically easy to use sensor from Maxbotix. We are extremely pleased with the size, quality, and ease of use of this little range finder. The serial interface is a bit odd (it's RS232 instead of standard TTL), but the PWM and Analog interfaces will allow any micro to listen easily enough. The sensor provides very accurate readings of 0 to 255 inches (0 to 6.45m) in 1 inch increments with little or no dead zone! Maxbotix is offering the EZ0, EZ1, EZ2, EZ3, and EZ4 with...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - LV-MaxSonar-EZ1
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Sparkfun Item #: SEN-00639 -

This is the fantastically easy to use sensor from Maxbotix. We are extremely pleased with the size, quality, and ease of use of this little range finder. The serial interface is a bit odd (it's RS232 instead of standard TTL), but the PWM and Analog interfaces will allow any micro to listen easily enough. The sensor provides very accurate readings of 0 to 255 inches (0 to 6.45m) in 1 inch increments with little or no dead zone! Maxbotix is offering the EZ0, EZ1, EZ2, EZ3, and EZ4 with...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - LV-MaxSonar-EZ2
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Sparkfun Item #: SEN-08503 -

This is the fantastically easy to use sensor from Maxbotix. We are extremely pleased with the size, quality, and ease of use of this little range finder. The serial interface is a bit odd (it's RS232 instead of standard TTL), but the PWM and Analog interfaces will allow any micro to listen easily enough. The sensor provides very accurate readings of 0 to 255 inches (0 to 6.45m) in 1 inch increments with little or no dead zone! Maxbotix is offering the EZ0, EZ1, EZ2, EZ3, and EZ4 with...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - LV-MaxSonar-EZ3
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This is the fantastically easy to use sensor from Maxbotix. We are extremely pleased with the size, quality, and ease of use of this little range finder. The serial interface is a bit odd (it's RS232 instead of standard TTL), but the PWM and Analog interfaces will allow any micro to listen easily enough. The sensor provides very accurate readings of 0 to 255 inches (0 to 6.45m) in 1 inch increments with little or no dead zone! Maxbotix is offering the EZ0, EZ1, EZ2, EZ3, and EZ4 with...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - LV-MaxSonar-EZ4
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This is the fantastically easy to use sensor from Maxbotix. We are extremely pleased with the size, quality, and ease of use of this little range finder. The serial interface is a bit odd (it's RS232 instead of TTL), but the PWM and Analog interfaces will allow any micro to listen easily enough. The sensor provides very accurate readings of 0 to 255 inches (0 to 6.45m) in 1 inch increments with little or no dead zone! Maxbotix is offering the EZ0, EZ1, EZ2, EZ3, and EZ4 with progressively...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - XL-MaxSonar-EZ0
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The XL series of MaxSonars are a super high-performance version of the easy-to-use sonar range finder from Maxbotix. The XL series of this sensor features higher resolution, longer range, higher power output and better calibration when compared to the LV version. We are extremely pleased with the size, quality, and ease of use of this little range finder. The sensor provides very accurate readings from 0 to 765cm (0 to 25.1ft) with 1cm resolution. This sensor can be powered with anywhere...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - XL-MaxSonar-EZ3
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The XL series of MaxSonars are a super high-performance version of the easy-to-use sonar range finder from Maxbotix. The XL series of this sensor features higher resolution, longer range, higher power output and better calibration when compared to the LV version. We are extremely pleased with the size, quality, and ease of use of this little range finder. The sensor provides very accurate readings from 0 to 765cm (0 to 25.1ft) with 1cm resolution. This sensor can be powered with anywhere...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - XL-MaxSonar-EZ4
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The XL series of MaxSonars are a super high-performance version of the easy-to-use sonar range finder from Maxbotix. The XL series of this sensor features higher resolution, longer range, higher power output and better calibration when compared to the LV version. We are extremely pleased with the size, quality, and ease of use of this little range finder. The sensor provides very accurate readings from 0 to 765cm (0 to 25.1ft) with 1cm resolution. This sensor can be powered with anywhere...

Ultrasonic Range Finder - XL-MaxSonar-WR
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This is the new, weather resistant, field-hardened WR from Maxbotix. The XL series of this sensor features higher resolution, longer range, higher power output and better calibration when compared to the LV version. The WR uses a robust PVC housing, is designed to meet IP67 water intrusion, and matches standard electrical 3/4" PVC pipe fittings. The sensor provides very accurate readings from 0 to 765cm (0 to 25.1ft) with 1cm resolution. This sensor can be powered with anywhere between 3.3 and...

Ultrasonic+IR Range Finder - IRXLMaxSonar - MB2530
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The MB2530 Ultrasonic + IR Rangefinder from Maxbotix is a high performance sensor for monitoring distance and proximity within 50cm to 1650cm with a 1cm resolution. This sensing configuration makes for excellent large object detection while still having side object rejection. It has a 1.8Hz read rate and three output options; pulse-width, analog voltage, and RS232. The MB2530 also features a verified, extended operating temperature range from -40C to 65C. The features of the MB2530 make it the...

Zio Ultrasonic Distance Sensor - HC-SR04 (Qwiic)
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You may be familiar with the classic HC-SR04 distance sensor, it is great for providing non-contact distance readings from 2cm to 400cm. This board improves on the classic by adding a Qwiic connector to it, so now you can communicate over I2C. If you prefer to bypass the Qwiic connector and I2 you can also access the Trigger and Echo pins which are broken out on the edge of the board. The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that make...

ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor
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The ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor is a touchless sensor that is capable of looking for simple gestures. Developed in conjunction with XYZ Interactive, the sensor uses their GestureSense® technology to recognize the distance of an object away from the sensor up to about 12 inches (30cm, referred to as the “Z” axis) and the location of the object from side to side across the sensor in about a 6-inch (15cm) span, referred to as the “X” axis. You will be able to use I2C or UART to communicate...