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Does Ez-Robot Sell Only A Few Kind Of Sensors?

Hi guys, today I've a new and important question. I recently checked the "Products" section and I saw that there are just a few type of sensors, but I'll need more than one type.

So I need to know if EZ-Robot produces only the sensors available in its "Products" section or if there are more types.

If not, I know brands like Adafruit and SunFounder (but I'm sure there are other brands). Which brand do you suggest that will fit (and work properly) with EZ-Robot?


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#1  
Any sensor that will work on an Arduino will work on an EZ-B, but digital devices will probably need the in-line 5v regulator http://www.ez-robot.com/Shop/AccessoriesDetails.aspx?prevCat=9&productNumber=98 because the power pin on the digital ports are unregulated (whatever power you supply to the EZ-B is what is supplied on the power pins. Typically 7.4 volts).

Most analog sensors should just work on the ADC ports. ADC ports are regulated to 3.3 volts.

Alan
#2  

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Any sensor that will work on an Arduino will work on an EZ-B


What about those sensors that work on a Raspberry Pi?
#3  
Same same.... There are very few sensors that are specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi. The "sensor kits for Pi" that you can buy are just bundling of existing micro-controller sensors.

I would avoid I2C sensors unless you are very good with electronics. Although the EZ-B supports the protocol, it is very finicky, and sensitive to wire length and often needs extra components (typically pull- up resistors) to work. Buying the I2C sensors from EZ-Robot is OK because they have all the needed components and have been tested to work.

Alan
#5  
Yeah, I have looked at a similar kit myself just to play with. (I also have a couple of Raspberry Pis that aren't doing much and might benefit).

I am sure most if not all of those sensors could be used. Again, the digital ones probably need 5v regulators.

Alan
#6  

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Yeah, I have looked at a similar kit myself just to play with.


@thetechguru sorry for my late reply but the computer has been under maintenance for a while. Anyway, thank you for your answers. What's the name of the Kit you use?
Portugal
#8  
I use variouse sensors for my EZ-robot; Gas/smoke, PIR, Sound direction, LDR, ultrasound, etc.