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MaxSonar sensors offer a variety of outputs including TTL serial data. This tutorial guides you through the process of setting up your Raspberry Pi 3 with a MaxBotix sensor.
When providing support, our technical support team may determine that further testing at our facility is the best way to help resolve the issue that you are facing. At this point, they will start the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) process. This article will explain what you can expect as your ultrasonic sensor travels through our RMA process.
MaxBotix offers an expanded range of packaging options for many of our sensors. Each option provides unique benefits to certain mounting integrations. This article provides a brief overview of each option.
On April 19th, we welcomed our supporters to join us for the Grand Opening of the Build Out. Bob and Nita Gross gave a tour of the build out and their vision for the space. We continue to be in awe of the support from our community, our employees, our distributors, and our customers. Thank you for the many years of support, and we look forward to serving you in the years to come.
August 12, 2015, Inc. 5000 recognized MaxBotix Inc., with a rank of #3616 overall. Our growth from 2011 to 2014 was 87% with revenues at $2.5 million in 2014. Our 2015 year increased another $1.4 million reaching a total of $3.9 million. The three year growth rate for 2012 to 2015 is estimated at 212%. We could not have continued this growth rate without our valued customers. Customer satisfaction is our first priority.
This article is a quick start guide that compiles information about sensor use. This is a compilation of eight (8) articles to help you through the process of selection, set-up, and troubleshooting.
I2C circuits allow users to simplify advanced multi component circuits. However, these circuits are not always the easiest to use. This article will guide you through the process of troubleshooting your I2C circuits.
The analog envelope output is the log compressed voltage output of the acoustic return signal, which provides users with the ability to see the internal workings of the sensor. This output allows users the ability to easily verify the overall operation of their system application.
This article discusses the different output formats available for a Maxbotix Inc., sensor. Further, the article explains the differences between these outputs and shows examples of the output formats. If you have questions about the outputs used by Maxbotix Inc., please contact us.
This article discusses the effects of salt water on electronics, PCBs, and sensors. Further, the article explains the inhibition of sensor operation with examples of salt damage, and shows the neutralization process of salt water. If you have questions about how salt water affects electronics, please contact us.
Technical support services help solve sensor problems, wiring, and mounting as well as application-based sensor selection. Technical support for MaxBotix Inc., may be delivered over the phone (218-454-0766 ext 2), by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by the contact tab on the MaxBotix Inc., webpage.
While there are numerous types of splice kits and wire connectors available, being able to properly solder wires, and the ability to weatherproof the new splice will save time, money, and frustration. This article will guide you on the right path to learning a new skill by outlining the proper technique to splice wires and create a weatherproof seal to protect outdoor electronics.
This article discusses tips on hardwiring your sensor and shows proper steps for soldering connectors and headers to a Maxbotix Inc., sensor. Included are step-by-step instructions for soldering and desoldering the right way to avoid damage.
An oscilloscope displays electrical signals as they change over time. Understanding the operation of an oscilloscope allows for in depth examination of a circuit and/or electrical components. Oscilloscopes measure noise levels, cycle frequency, and other electrical specifications of a circuit. This guide covers the basic use and features of an oscilloscope.
Faith makes all things possible,
Hope makes all things work,
Love makes all things beautiful,
May you have all three for this Christmas.
MaxBotix Inc., will be closed for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
Finding an average or standard data value can be a useful way to understand the underlying trends of your data. Averages help you look past random fluctuation and see the central trend of a data set.
MaxBotix Inc., celebrates Thanksgiving with gratitude to God first for our customers, our suppliers, and our employees. The year has been amazing with growth, new machines, and a new build-out.
MaxBotix Inc., will be closed from 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30th.
An introductory guide to testing your power supply and locating power problems.
We focus on in-air ultrasonic detection, however, a number of our customers have expressed interest in using our ultrasonic sensors underwater. While this is feasible, it is not without its challenges.
When designing an application that places an ultrasonic sensor in a visible location, users may wish to conceal the sensor for aesthetic purposes. Additionally, users may desire to hide the sensor to discourage individuals from tampering with the sensor. This article covers several methods that you may use to conceal a sensor.
Many customers have requested the option to mount an ultrasonic sensor in a pipe. During the testing and development cycle, we discovered a number of considerations and requirements that must be met for the application to be successful. When all of these are met, a user may be able to achieve the desired level of success for measuring the liquid level inside of a pipe.
When it comes down to it, you purchase a rangefinder for the range readings. The success of an application may hinge upon knowing the exact location of a target. However, a sensor may report one meter even if the target is not exactly one meter away from the sensor. Sensor specifications, such as resolution, precision, and accuracy, help us understand what wiggle room and error will be present in a reading.
All targets reflect sound to a varying degree. Ultrasonic sensors use the speed of sound to calculate distance based on the time it takes for an echo to return from a target. More simply put, our sensors detect distance much like a bat or dolphin does.
Inc. Magazine Unveils 34th Annual List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000. MaxBotix Inc., Ranks No. 3616 with Three–Year Sales Growth of 87%.