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Motion Sensor Phidget

ID: MOT2002_0
Recommended for new designs: This product (or a similar replacement with a compatible form, fit and function) is estimated to be available for ten years or more.

Sensing changes in IR light, this sensor detects movement in a small room or hallway and connects to an analog input.

$15.00

Quantity Available: 851

Qty Price
5 $14.25
10 $13.50
25 $12.00
50 $10.50
100 $9.75
250 $9.00
500 $8.25
1000 $7.50

The Motion Sensor Phidget allows you to detect motion up to ten meters away. This sensor will output a steady voltage when no objects are detected. The voltage output will increase or decrease when motion is detected. Movement that fills more of the sensor’s field of view will result in a larger change in voltage. This Phidget connects to your computer through a VINT Hub.

Features:

  • Detects motion through infrared radiation. Excellent for detecting the movement of people or animals.
  • Passive recalibration - Objects that stop moving inside the sensor’s view won’t trigger the sensor until they start moving again.

Interface Boards and Hubs

This sensor can be read by any Phidget with an Analog Input or VINT Hub port. VINT Hub ports can behave just like Analog Inputs, but have the added flexibility of being able to be used as digital inputs, digital outputs, or ports to communicate with VINT devices. For more information about VINT, see the VINT Primer.

Product Voltage Inputs
Image Part Number Price Number of Voltage Inputs Voltage Input Resolution
1010_0 $80.00 8 10 bit
1011_0 $50.00 2 10 bit
1018_2B $80.00 8 10 bit
1019_1B $110.00 8 10 bit
1203_2B $70.00 8 10 bit
DAQ1000_0 $20.00 8 12 bit
HUB0000_0 $30.00 6 (Shared) * 16 bit
HUB5000_0 $60.00 6 (Shared) * 16 bit
SBC3003_0 $120.00 6 (Shared) * 16 bit

Phidget Cables

This sensor requires a Phidget cable to connect it to an InterfaceKit or Hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Cable Length
3002_0 $2.00 600 mm
3003_0 $1.50 100 mm
3004_0 $3.00 3.5 m
3034_0 $1.50 150 mm
3038_0 $2.25 1.2 m
3039_0 $2.75 1.8 m
CBL4104_0 $1.75 300 mm
CBL4105_0 $2.00 900 mm
CBL4106_0 $2.50 1.5 m


Part 1: Setup

Welcome to the MOT2002 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:


Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

MOT2002 0 Connecting The Hardware.jpg
  1. Connect the MOT2002 to the VINT Hub with the Phidget cable.
  2. Connect the VINT Hub to your computer with the USB cable.


Now that you have everything together, let's start using the MOT2002!

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the MOT2002, we will connect it to the HUB0000, and then run an example using the Phidget Control Panel on a Windows machine.


The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines. If you would like to follow along, first take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:


Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the MOT2002.

First Look

After plugging in the MOT2002 into the HUB0000, and the HUB0000 into your computer, open the Phidget Control Panel. You will see something like this:

HUB0000 Panel.jpg


The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.


The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Part 2: Using Your Phidget

About

The MOT2002 detects changes in infrared radiation caused by the movement of a person or object whose temperature differs from their surroundings. The sensor will return 0 when there is no movement detected. When there is movement detected, the sensor will return a non-zero value.

As the MOT2002 detects temperature differences, it is well suited to detecting the motion of people by their body temperature.

Tip for using the MOT2002: Set a threshold for movement detection above and below 0 to avoid creating false positives. For example, only trigger movement events at less than -0.1 or greater than 0.1.

Explore your Phidget Channels Using the Control Panel

Double click on the Voltage Input channel class under the port your MOT2002 is connected to.

You can see the voltage from the sensor fluctuate when motion is detected.

Part 3: Create your Program

1. Setting up your Programming Environment

2. Phidget Programming Basics

Part 4: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting

Connecting an Analog Sensor with a Phidget Cable
Analoginput.jpg

The Phidget Cable is a 3-pin, 0.100 inch pitch locking connector. Pictured here is a plug with the connections labelled. The connectors are commonly available - refer to the Analog Input Primer for manufacturer part numbers.

Setting the Change Trigger and Data Interval

The Change Trigger is the minimum change in the sensor data needed to trigger a new data event. The Data Interval is the time (in ms) between data events sent out from your Phidget. You can modify one or both of these values to achieve different data outputs. You can learn more about these two properties here.

How do I know what channel, serial number, or hub port to use in my program?

Before you open a Phidget channel in your program, you can set these properties to specify which channel to open. You can find this information through the Control Panel.

1. Open the Control Panel and double-click on the red map pin icon:

The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box

2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.

All the information you need to address your Phidget


See the Phidget22 API for your language to determine exact syntax for each property.

My MOT2002 cannot detect the movement of an object that is moving past it.

The objects detected by the MOT2002 must be emitting infrared light in order to be detected, which means they must be giving off heat or be a significantly different temperature than the background it’s contrasted against.

Product Specifications

Board Properties
Controlled By Voltage Input
Motion Sensor
Sensor Output Type Non-Ratiometric
Horizontal Detection Range 70°
Vertical Detection Range * 70°
Motion Detection Distance ** 10 m
Electrical Properties
Current Consumption 140 μA
Physical Properties
Operating Temperature Min -30 °C
Operating Temperature Max 85 °C
Customs Information
Canadian HS Export Code 8471.80.00
American HTS Import Code 8471.80.40.00
Country of Origin CN (China)

* - Detection angle is reduced on the side of the lens where the connector blocks its view:

sensingAngle

** - Detection distance varies with the size and speed of the object. Our testing was conducted with people moving at walking speed.

Documents

Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
February 2020 0 N/A Product Release

This device doesn't have an API of its own. It is controlled by opening a VoltageInput channel on the Phidget that it's connected to. For a list of compatible Phidgets with Voltage Inputs, see the Connection & Compatibility tab.

You can find details for the VoltageInput API on the API tab for the Phidget that this sensor connects to.

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