7.10 Reversing Aid¶
This project uses an LED, a buzzer and an ultrasonic module to create a reversing assist system. We can put it on a remote control car to simulate the the actual process of reversing a car into a garage.
7.10_reversing_aid.pyfile under the path of
kepler-kit-main/micropythonor copy this code into Thonny, then click “Run Current Script” or simply press F5 to run it.
Don’t forget to click on the “MicroPython (Raspberry Pi Pico)” interpreter in the bottom right corner.
For detailed tutorials, please refer to Open and Run Code Directly.
import machine import time import _thread buzzer = machine.Pin(15, machine.Pin.OUT) led = machine.Pin(14, machine.Pin.OUT) TRIG = machine.Pin(17,machine.Pin.OUT) ECHO = machine.Pin(16,machine.Pin.IN) dis = 100 def distance(): timeout=10000*5/340 TRIG.low() time.sleep_us(2) TRIG.high() time.sleep_us(10) TRIG.low() timeout_start = time.ticks_ms() # For timeout, re-read distance while not ECHO.value(): waiting_time = time.ticks_ms() if waiting_time - timeout_start > timeout: return -1 time1 = time.ticks_us() while ECHO.value(): waiting_time = time.ticks_ms() if waiting_time - timeout_start > timeout: return -1 time2 = time.ticks_us() during = time.ticks_diff(time2 ,time1) return during * 340 / 2 / 10000 def ultrasonic_thread(): global dis while True: dis = distance() _thread.start_new_thread(ultrasonic_thread, ()) def beep(): buzzer.value(1) led.value(1) time.sleep(0.1) buzzer.value(0) led.value(0) time.sleep(0.1) intervals = 10000000 previousMills=time.ticks_ms() time.sleep(1) while True: if dis<0: pass elif dis <= 10: intervals = 300 elif dis <= 20: intervals =500 elif dis <=50: intervals =1000 else: intervals = 2000 if dis!=-1: print ('Distance: %.2f' % dis) time.sleep_ms(100) currentMills=time.ticks_ms() if time.ticks_diff(currentMills,previousMills)>=intervals: beep() previousMills=currentMills
As soon as the program runs, the ultrasonic sensor will continuously read the distance to the obstacle in front of you, and you will be able to see the exact distance value on the shell.
The LED and buzzer will change the frequency of blinking and beeping depending on the distance value, thus indicating the approach of the obstacle.
The 6.1 Measuring Distance article mentioned that when the ultrasonic sensor works, the program will be paused.
To avoid interfering with the LED or buzzer timing, we created a separate thread for ranging in this example.