20. Two Channels Tracking Module

20.1. Introduction

The two channels Tracking Module has integrated two groups of reflective infrared pair diode, which can be used to make line tracking smart cars.

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20.2. Characteristic


  • Designed in RJ11 connections, easy to plug.

20.3. Specification


Item Parameter
SKU EF05019
Connection RJ11
Type of Connection Digital output
Working Voltage 3.3V
Effective Distance 2~12mm
Black Line Low level output
White Line High level output

20.4. Outlook


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20.5. Quick to Start


Materials Required and Diagram


  • Connect the Two channels tracking module to J1 port in the Nezha expansion board as the picture shows.

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20.6. MakeCode Programming


Step 1

Click “Advanced” in the MakeCode drawer to see more choices.

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We need to add a package for programming, . Click “Extensions” in the bottom of the drawer and search with “PlanetX” in the dialogue box to download it.

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Note: If you met a tip indicating that the codebase will be deleted due to incompatibility, you may continue as the tips say or build a new project in the menu.

Step 2

Code as below:

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Result

  • Different icons display on the micro:bit in accordance with the different status detected by the tracking module.

20.7. Python Programming


Step 1

Download the package and unzip it: PlanetX_MicroPython

Go to Python editor

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We need to add enum.py and tracking.py for programming. Click “Load/Save” and then click “Show Files (1)” to see more choices, click “Add file” to add enum.py and tracking.py from the unzipped package of PlanetX_MicroPython.

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Step 2

Reference

from microbit import *
from enum import *
from tracking import *

tracking = TRACKING(J1)
while True:
    if tracking.get_state() == 11:
        display.show(Image.YES)
    elif tracking.get_state() == 10:
        display.show(Image.SAD)
    elif tracking.get_state() == 00:
        display.show(Image.NO)
    elif tracking.get_state() == 01:
        display.show(Image.HAPPY)

Result

  • Different icons display on the micro:bit in accordance with the different status detected by the tracking module.

20.8. Relevant File


20.9. Technique File