Sensors

Sensors are able to measure all sorts of things on your robot. While there are hundreds of options out there we have selected those that are most used by teams.

Product Type Measures Output Voltage Vendor(s)
1 turn 10kOhm Potentiometer
1 turn 10kOhm Potentiometer
Potentiometer Rotations Analog 0, 5.5 Digi-Key
10 turn 10kOhm Potentiometer
10 turn 10kOhm Potentiometer
Potentiometer Rotations Analog 0, 5.5 Digi-Key
10 turn 5kOhm Potentiometer
10 turn 5kOhm Potentiometer
Potentiometer Rotations Analog 0, 5.5 AndyMark
63R Optical Encoder
63R Optical Encoder
Encoder, Quadrature Encoder Rotations Pulse Train 5.5 Digi-Key
ADXRS450
ADXRS450
Gyro Orientation SPI 3.3, 5.5 Analog Devices
Analog Accelerometer
Analog Accelerometer
Accelerometer Acceleration, Orientation Analog 5.5 The Robot SpaceVEX EDR
Analog Pressure Sensor
Analog Pressure Sensor
Pressure Pressure Analog 5.5 AndyMarkREV Robotics
BaneBots 220 Encoder Block
BaneBots 220 Encoder Block
Encoder Rotations Digital 5.5 AndyMark
Banner QS18VN6LV
Banner QS18VN6LV
Beam Break Presence Digital 12 Banner Engineering
Bumper Switch
Bumper Switch
Limit Switch Touch Digital 5.5 The Robot SpaceVEX EDR
CIMcoder
CIMcoder
Encoder Rotations Digital 5.5, 12, 24 AndyMarkStudica
CUI Inc. AMT103-V
CUI Inc. AMT103-V
Encoder, Quadrature Encoder Rotations Pulse Train 5.5 Digi-Key
E4T OEM Miniature Optical Encoder
E4T OEM Miniature Optical Encoder
Encoder, Quadrature Encoder Rotations Pulse Train 5.5 AndyMarkStudicaUS Digital
EStop Potentiometer
EStop Potentiometer
Potentiometer Rotations Analog 5 eStop Robotics
Gadgeteer Pigeon IMU
Gadgeteer Pigeon IMU
Accelerometer, Gyro, Inertial Mesaurement Unit (IMU), Magnetometer Orientation CAN, UART 5, 12 CTR ElectronicsVEXpro
Hall Effect Sensor
Hall Effect Sensor
Hall Effect Rotations Pulse Train 5.5 AndyMark
Hall Effect Sensor Board
Hall Effect Sensor Board
Hall Effect Rotations Pulse Train 5.5 West Coast Products
Hall Effect Two Channel Encoder
Hall Effect Two Channel Encoder
Hall Effect Rotations Pulse Train 5.5 AndyMarkStudica
Heavy Duty MRS® Band Switch
Heavy Duty MRS® Band Switch
Reed Switch Piston Position Digital 3.3, 5, 5.5, 12, 24 Bimba
HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ1
HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ1
Ultrasonic Distance Analog, PWM, TTL UART 5.5 AndyMarkMaxBotix
IR Beam Break
IR Beam Break
Beam Break Presence Digital 3.3, 5.5 Adafruit
LidarLite
LidarLite
IR rangfinder Distance I2C, PWM 5.5 Robot Shopsparkfun
Light Sensor
Light Sensor
PhotoResistor Brightness Analog 5.5 The Robot SpaceVEX EDR
Limit Switch
Limit Switch
Limit Switch Touch Digital 5.5 The Robot SpaceVEX EDR
Limit switch, side rotary adjustable lever
Limit switch, side rotary adjustable lever
Limit Switch Touch Digital 0, 5.5, 12 Automation Direct
Line Tracker
Line Tracker
PhotoResistor Brightness Analog 5.5 The Robot SpaceVEX EDR
MA3 Absolute Encoder
MA3 Absolute Encoder
Absolute Encoder, Encoder Rotations Analog 5.5 AndyMarkStudica
Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000
Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000
Camera Brightness, Distance, Shapes USB 5.5 AmazonAndyMarkneweggStudica
Mini Photoelectric Sensor
Mini Photoelectric Sensor
Beam Break Presence Digital 3.3, 5.5 eStop Robotics
navX Micro Robotics Navigation Sensor
navX Micro Robotics Navigation Sensor
Accelerometer, Gyro, IMU, Magnetometer Orientation I2C, SPI, TTL UART, USB 5.5 Kauai Labs
navX MXP Robotics Navigation Sensor
navX MXP Robotics Navigation Sensor
Accelerometer, Gyro, IMU, Magnetometer Orientation I2C, SPI, TTL UART, USB 5.5 AndyMarkKauai Labs
Pixy, CMUcam5 Smart Vision Sensor Camera
Pixy, CMUcam5 Smart Vision Sensor Camera
Camera Brightness, Distance, Shapes Analog, Digital, I2C, SPI, UART, USB 5 AdafruitAmazonAndyMarkRobotShop
RPLIDAR
RPLIDAR
LIDAR Distance TTL UART 5 Al's RobotDF RobotRobotShopSeeed Studio
RS7 Encoder
RS7 Encoder
Hall Effect Rotations Pulse Train 3.3, 5, 5.5, 12 Armabot
S4T Miniature Optical Shaft Encoder
S4T Miniature Optical Shaft Encoder
Encoder, Quadrature Encoder Rotations Pulse Train 5.5 US Digital
Sensor6PAK Hall Effect Analog (DRV5053)
Sensor6PAK Hall Effect Analog (DRV5053)
Hall Effect Rotations Digital 5.5 AndyMark
Sensor6PAK Hall Effect Latch (DRV5013)
Sensor6PAK Hall Effect Latch (DRV5013)
Hall Effect Rotations Digital 5.5 AndyMark
Sensor6PAK Hall Effect Omni-Polar Switch (DRV5033)
Sensor6PAK Hall Effect Omni-Polar Switch (DRV5033)
Hall Effect Rotations Digital 5.5 AndyMark
Sensor6PAK Hall Effect Uni-Polar Switch (DRV5023)
Sensor6PAK Hall Effect Uni-Polar Switch (DRV5023)
Hall Effect Rotations Digital 5.5 AndyMark
Sensor6PAK Optical Analog (OPT101)
Sensor6PAK Optical Analog (OPT101)
PhotoResistor Brightness Analog 5.5 AndyMark
Sensor6PAK Optical Threshold (OPT101)
Sensor6PAK Optical Threshold (OPT101)
PhotoResistor Brightness Digital 5.5 AndyMark
Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F
Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F
IR Rangefinder Distance Analog 5.5 Digi-KeyPololusparkfun
Sharp GP2Y0A21YK
Sharp GP2Y0A21YK
IR Rangefinder Distance Analog 5.5 Digi-KeyPololusparkfun
Sharp GP2Y0A41SK0F
Sharp GP2Y0A41SK0F
IR Rangefinder Distance Analog 5.5 Digi-KeyPololusparkfun
Sharp GP2Y0A710K0F
Sharp GP2Y0A710K0F
IR Rangefinder Distance Analog 5.5 RobotShop
Snap Action Limit Switch
Snap Action Limit Switch
Limit Switch Touch Digital 3.3, 5, 5.5, 12, 24 eStop Robotics
Solid State (HSC/HSK)
Solid State (HSC/HSK)
Reed Switch Piston Position Digital 3.3, 5, 5.5, 12, 24 Bimba
SRF05 Rangefinder
SRF05 Rangefinder
Ultrasonic Distance Digital 5 Robot ElectronicsRobot Shop
SRX Mag Encoder
SRX Mag Encoder
Encoder Rotations Pulse Train, PWM 5.5 AndyMarkCTR ElectronicsThe Robot SpaceVEXpro
String Potentiometer
String Potentiometer
Potentiometer Distance Analog 5.5, 12 AndyMark
Sweep
Sweep
LIDAR Distance TTL UART 5 ArmabotScanse
Ultrasonic Range Finder
Ultrasonic Range Finder
Ultrasonic Distance Analog 5.5 The Robot SpaceVEX EDR
VersaPlanetary Integrated Encoder
VersaPlanetary Integrated Encoder
Encoder Rotations Pulse Train, PWM 5.5 The Robot SpaceVEXproWest Coast Products
XL-MaxSonar-EZ0
XL-MaxSonar-EZ0
Ultrasonic Distance Analog, PWM, TTL UART 5.5 AndyMarkMaxBotix
Yaw Rate Gyroscope Sensor
Yaw Rate Gyroscope Sensor
Gyro Orientation Analog 5.5 The Robot SpaceVEX EDR