Ultra Sonic Sensor


#1

Recently acquired a GoPiGo through an Educational workshop on the hardware. It came with an UltraSonic Sensor. However, I can not get it to work. I have tried the dist code, and even the example, but no matter where it is placed in relation to an object the returned value does not change. Could there need to be more programming, or perhaps I have a bad sensor. Thank for any help.


#2

Hi @parisshaunshelton,

Can you send us a screenshot of the output that you are getting. Can you also send us a few pictures of the ultrasonic sensor connected to GoPiGo and code that you are using.

Along with these if you are using our Raspbian for Robots image, follow this guide, generate a test log and post it along with your reply.

-Shoban


#3

I am using raspbian for robots. I am also haveing an issuse with the onboard wifi and bluetooth. Becuase of that Issue I am able to access the pi but not able to get it online after accessing it, and I was not able to get the Log.txt into for my pi desktop to the computer. I will try again if I am able to connect through ethernet.


#4


#5


#6

Check space left

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 3.6G 3.0G 364M 90% /
devtmpfs 427M 0 427M 0% /dev
tmpfs 432M 0 432M 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 432M 6.2M 425M 2% /run
tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 432M 0 432M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mmcblk0p1 63M 21M 43M 33% /boot
tmpfs 87M 0 87M 0% /run/user/1000

Check for dependencies

python 2.7.9-1 install ok installed
python-pip 1.5.6-5 install ok installed
git 1:2.1.4-2.1+deb8u2 install ok installed
libi2c-dev 3.1.1+svn-2 install ok installed
python-serial 2.6-1.1 install ok installed
python-rpi.gpio 0.6.3~jessie-1 install ok installed
i2c-tools 3.1.1+svn-2 install ok installed
python-smbus 3.1.1+svn-2 install ok installed
arduino 2:1.6.0 install ok installed
minicom 2.7-1 install ok installed
scratch 1.4.0.6~dfsg1-5 install ok installed

wiringPi Found
wiringPi Found
I2C already removed from blacklist
SPI already removed from blacklist

Check for addition in /modules

I2C-dev already there
i2c-bcm2708 already there
spi-dev already there

Hardware revision

gpio version: 2.36
Copyright © 2012-2015 Gordon Henderson
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
For details type: gpio -warranty

Raspberry Pi Details:
Type: Pi 3, Revision: 02, Memory: 1024MB, Maker: Embest

  • Device tree is enabled.
    *–> Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2
  • This Raspberry Pi supports user-level GPIO access.

Check the /dev folder

i2c-1
spidev0.0
spidev0.1
ttyAMA0

USB device status

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

/: Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=dwc_otg/1p, 480M
|__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Hub, Driver=hub/5p, 480M
|__ Port 1: Dev 3, If 0, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=smsc95xx, 480M
|__ Port 2: Dev 4, If 0, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 12M
|__ Port 2: Dev 4, If 1, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 12M
|__ Port 2: Dev 4, If 2, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 12M
|__ Port 3: Dev 5, If 0, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=rtl8192cu, 480M

Checking for Atmega chip

avrdude: Version 5.10, compiled on Jun 18 2012 at 12:38:29
Copyright © 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/
Copyright © 2007-2009 Joerg Wunsch

     System wide configuration file is "/etc/avrdude.conf"
     User configuration file is "/root/.avrduderc"
     User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping

     Using Port                    : unknown
     Using Programmer              : gpio
     AVR Part                      : ATMEGA328P
     Chip Erase delay              : 9000 us
     PAGEL                         : PD7
     BS2                           : PC2
     RESET disposition             : dedicated
     RETRY pulse                   : SCK
     serial program mode           : yes
     parallel program mode         : yes
     Timeout                       : 200
     StabDelay                     : 100
     CmdexeDelay                   : 25
     SyncLoops                     : 32
     ByteDelay                     : 0
     PollIndex                     : 3
     PollValue                     : 0x53
     Memory Detail                 :

                              Block Poll               Page                       Polled
       Memory Type Mode Delay Size  Indx Paged  Size   Size #Pages MinW  MaxW   ReadBack
       ----------- ---- ----- ----- ---- ------ ------ ---- ------ ----- ----- ---------
       eeprom        65     5     4    0 no       1024    4      0  3600  3600 0xff 0xff
       flash         65     6   128    0 yes     32768  128    256  4500  4500 0xff 0xff
       lfuse          0     0     0    0 no          1    0      0  4500  4500 0x00 0x00
       hfuse          0     0     0    0 no          1    0      0  4500  4500 0x00 0x00
       efuse          0     0     0    0 no          1    0      0  4500  4500 0x00 0x00
       lock           0     0     0    0 no          1    0      0  4500  4500 0x00 0x00
       calibration    0     0     0    0 no          1    0      0     0     0 0x00 0x00
       signature      0     0     0    0 no          3    0      0     0     0 0x00 0x00

     Programmer Type : GPIO
     Description     : Use sysfs interface to bitbang GPIO lines

avrdude: AVR device initialized and ready to accept instructions

Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.00s

avrdude: Device signature = 0x1e950f

avrdude done. Thank you.

Checking I2C bus for devices

Checking I2C bus 0

Error: Could not open file /dev/i2c-0' or/dev/i2c/0’: No such file or directory

Checking I2C bus 1

 0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f

00: – -- – -- – 08 – -- – -- – -- –
10: – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – --
20: – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – --
30: – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – --
40: – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – --
50: – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – --
60: – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – -- – --
70: – -- – -- – -- – --

Checking for firmware version and CPU Speed and Voltage

v 1.6
CPU speed: 2
6.85 V

CHECKING ENCODER READINGS
0 0
Both motors moving Forward with LED On
after 5 sec 117 111
Both motors stopped with LED Off
None after stop cmd 122 115
None after 2 more sec 123 115
Both motors moving back with LED On
after 5 sec 236 224
Both motors stopped with LED Off
None after stop cmd 241 227
None after 2 more sec 242 227

CHECKING ENCODER TARGETING

Initial encoder read vals: 0 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 0
Final encoder read vals: 75 73

Initial encoder read vals: 0 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 0
Final encoder read vals: 73 73

Initial encoder read vals: 0 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 0
Final encoder read vals: 73 73

Initial encoder read vals: 0 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 0
Final encoder read vals: 73 73

Initial encoder read vals: 0 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 1
Enc tgt Status: 0
Final encoder read vals: 73 73


#7

V 7.0

This version of Raspbian was modified by Dexter Industries on the Jessie Raspbian Build.
This version was updated on 2016.10.05
#############
Start: Fri 3 Feb 18:49:07 EST 2017
End: Fri 3 Feb 18:54:56 EST 2017
Cinch Installed.


#8

Hi @parisshaunshelton,

Thanks a lot for sharing the log, just to confirm if the ultrasonic sensors are working, can you run this python program by commenting line 44 and uncommenting line 45. After running share with us the screenshot of the output. This code can be found in /home/pi/Desktop/GoPiGo/Software/Python/sensor_examples/ in your Pi.

-Shoban