Array of Sharp IR distance sensors ?


Has anyone tried to build an array of Sharp IR sensors ? I was thinking of building a 3x3 or 4x4 array to sense hand position in 3D.

Opinion ? Advice ?

If the sensors overlap you will get some false readings. Check the datasheet for minimum usable spacing.

Check out this guy, he is playing an instrument from these sensors in a very similar way to what you want to do:-

Thanks Grumpy_Mike !

The guy in the video is Chikashi Miyama.

His setup is named The Peacock and uses 35 IR sensors conected to Pure Data.

You can read more about it here: