Follow MaxBotix:
Ask A Question

Triangulation Finds the Direction and Distance to a Pole

Using the HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ1 (MB1013).

 Finding Direction and Distance to a Pole
Download this Ultrasonic Pole/Tower Sensing & Detection Application Note!

This PDF will show you how to use one sensor for pole detection, and distance sensing. Or with two sensors, you can determine the distance, direction, and alignment to the pole.
Using the HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ1 sensor(s) on your robot

The MaxBotix Inc., HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ1 (MB1013) makes the perfect robot sensor for robot pole finding, navigation, distance sensing, direction, and alignment. For example, a single sensor on your robot can be used to maintain a safe distance from a pole or object. This sensor provides your robot with real time information about its environment that can aid in the navigation around and to obstacles. Using two sensors on your robot will provide an easy and accurate method of pointing your robot directly toward a distant object.  This method can also provide both distance and bearing to a pole or object.

The superior noise reject the HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ1 uses during free-run mode, also allows the user to connect two sensors without chaining. This allows for fast range readings to objects.

Questions or comments should be addressed to [email protected]

Multi-Sensor Operation sensors Multi-Sensor Operation
This article covers multi-sensor operation of all MaxBotix Inc., sensor lines.
LV-MaxSonar-EZ QuickStart Guide LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ QuickStart Guide
This article covers a quick setup for the LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ sensors, but can be applied to our other sensor lines.
Sensor Wave Using Analog Voltage Output
This article covers the Analog Voltage scaling of all our sensor lines, as well as instructions on using our sensors with 10 bit ADC.

Arduino Projects - Arduino UnoMaxBotix provided every 2017 FIRST Robotics 2017 team, the MB1013 Ultrasonic Rangefinder.
These sensors can be used to greatly assist the robots, and can be especially useful during the autonomous portion of the contest. See here why this is a great sensor for your application. This sensor operates well even with other MB1013 sensors close by so it can be used with confidence and it doesn't interfere with other sensors.

Read full FIRST Robotics 2017 article

Author: Kathy Kostal  Date: 08-31-2016
Inc 5000 Maxbotix Logo Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000. MaxBotix Inc., Ranks No. 1752 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three–Year Sales Growth of 213%.
Click here for full article.
Author: Cody Carlson  Date: 08-02-2016
Raspberry Pi 2 board 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. Click here for full article.
Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-26-2016
Full Horn Housing 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.
Click here for full article.
Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-18-2016
Sensor is Tested 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.
Click here for full article.
Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-11-2016
Typical Wall Pipe 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.
Click here for full article.
Author: Jenney Grover  Date: 06-28-2016
one of the options for outputs 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.
Click here for full article.
Signup for notification of our exciting new products and periodic new letters. We are excited to provide the latest information from MaxBotix Inc.