ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor Hookup Guide

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Contributors: Shawn Hymel
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Hardware Hookup

Add Headers

Solder a row of break away male headers to the 9 headers holes on the board.

Solder headers onto the ZX Sensor

Connect the Breakout Board

For the Arduino examples, we will be using I2C. Connect the breakout board to the following RedBoard pins:

ZX Sensor to Arduino Fritzing diagram

ZX SensorRedBoard

Note that we connect the DR pin, but we will only use it in the Arduino: Gesture Example. DR stands for "Data Ready," which is active high whenever data is ready to be read from the ZX Sensor. We can attach this to an Arduino interrupt so we don't have to continuously poll the sensor.

ZX Sensor connected to RedBoard