10 Best Proximity Sensor Modules For Electronics Project


Proximity sensors are used in a variety of application In industry they detect levels of liquids and presence of products on a production line. Whereas hobbyists/ students might use them to give their machines/robots a sense of the environment around them. So check out this list of 10 best Proximity sensor modules that you can get.

Infrared Barrier Module; Obstacle Avoidance car obstacle avoidance Sensor For Arduino (2.5$)

This sensor is low key and will help you detect the presence of an object. It will not tell you the distance as the output is digital on a single pin.
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MB1010 LV-MaxSonar-EZ1 Range Finder(30$)

A good quality Sonar. While most on this list transmit infra-red light to gauge distance, this sensor uses sound to do so. It can operate anywhere between 2.5 to 5V with an analog output.
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Vivotech Hc-sr04 Arduino Ultrasonic Distance Measuring Sensor(2.13$)

A rudimentary Sonar sensor for your Arduino.Has an analog output and uses a 40Khz square wave to detect distances.
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SensComp 615078LF SMT 6500 Ranging Module(33$)

The SMT 6500 series Ranging Module is an economical sonar ranging module that can drive all SensComp electrostatic ultrasonic sensors. This module, with a simple interface, can measure distances from 6 inches to 35 feet.
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SMAKN® Infrared Ir Obstacle Avoidance Detector (13$)

This is an infrared module that can operate on 38Khz. This too has an analog out with 5V operating voltage.Maximum detection distance up to 180cm.
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OSEPP IR Proximity Sensor(25$)

The OSEPP IR Proximity Sensor Modules measures distances. It utilizes the Sharp GP2Y0D805Z0F measuring sensor unit that is composed of an integrated combination of the photodiode, infrared emitting diode, and a signal processor. The digital value from the proximity sensor is read out on the I²C bus.
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Enjoydeal Adjustable Infrared Proximity Switch Photoelectric Sensor(6$)

An adjustable infrared sensor with a Operating Voltage: 5V DC,Operating Current:10-15mA,Drive Current:100mA
& Detection range: 3 ~ 80cm.
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E2K-C25ME1 6-36VDC 25mm Approach Sensor Capacitive Proximity Switch(24$)

This a high-grade industrial proximity sensor. These sensors generate an electrostatic field to detect whether the object is near or not and are extremely accurate.
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Sharp Gp2y0a21 Ir Infrared Range Sensor (7$)

Measuring Detecting Distance : 10 to 80 cmThe maximum allowable Angle : > 40 °, The power supply voltage : 4.5 to 5.5 V,The average power consumption : 35 mA, Peak power consumption : about 200 mA, The frequency of updates/cycle : 25 Hz/40 ms, Analog output noise : < 200 mV.
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Infrared Proximity Sensor Long Range – Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F(14$)

One of the most consistent proximity sensors, the only difference between this one and No.2 is that this one can detect distances up to 160cm.
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