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Sharp distance sensor discontinued

Hey,
I have been using the GP2Y0D810Z0F from Sharp.
On the sharp website and on mouser it states that the sensor is not continued anymore.
How long will pololu provide this sensor?
And would you have an alternative after that in mind?

Thanks

Hello.

We were able to do a lifetime buy of those before they were discontinued last year. We got enough to last us several more years at current sales rates, but of course, there’s no guarantee that sales rates will stay the same. For example, someone already effectively cleared us out of the 15 cm version because they rely on it for their product and can no longer get it elsewhere.

We are working on alternatives based on our time-of-flight sensors, and the goal is to have something ready before we run out of the modules from Sharp.

- Ben