Last year we had an enjoyable time watching teams creating robots during Ultimate Ascent competitions. There were many great robots made, and from what we see lots of creative students working on the robots.
Like we have done the last several years, our Facebook Page will be used to communicate questions that have been asked to us as well our answers. We ask that any questions you have regarding our sensors are emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to protect team privacy
This has been an exciting year of growth at MaxBotix Inc. As of May 2013, our operations are now in a newly remodeled 22,000 square foot building (with 23 attached acres for further construction). In this new facility we have continued, all year, to add people to our wonderful staff. Our continued commitment to quality, conformance, performance, and price leadership has created new markets for ultrasonic sensors. In addition, our ultrasonic distance sensor performance, and our product value (price/performance) leadership allows us to also penetrate the well established ultrasonic sensor markets. We continue giving thanks to Jesus for all He has done for MaxBotix Inc., our employees, our customers, and our suppliers.
Using a MaxSonar with ioBridge products have proven to be effective methods of monitoring distance over the internet in real-time from anywhere in the world. This solution quickly connects you to the real-world information you want from a variety of devices. Using this system, users were able to watch the build of up hurricane Sandy in real-time. With the new Wireless Endpoint Pro, by ioBridge, pretty much anything can be monitored by remote. The remote based monitoring is website based which means it is accessible through a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
The Wireless Endpoint Pro includes: the ability to read the serial output of MaxBotix Inc sensors, monitoring 0-20mA sensors, 10 second or 121 second update rate, monitoring up to a total of 16 sensors, and up to a 1 mile range between Xbee Pro radio units.
We are excited to announce that all our parts are officially CE compliant! Our products are ready for European users! Declarations of conformity are available to be downloaded.
Through rigorous testing by engineers, we have revealed that our products have always been compliant with CE regulations. So the wait is finally over as we are now putting CE markings on all our products and are ready to expand our European market.
Presented is our sensor's performance, from the MB7354, compared with the performance of the Jud Ultrasonic Snow Depth Sensor and Campbell Scientific SR-50 sensor.
MaxSonar sensors now come with a TTL serial output in our HRLV‑MaxSonar‑EZ and HRXL‑MaxSonar‑WR sensor lines. With this new output interface, MaxSonars are compatible with many more devices than before. This includes the popular Raspberry Pi micro‑computer.
MaxBotix Inc., is glad to provide this tutorial on connecting MaxSonar sensors to the Raspberry Pi and reading the range output of the sensor.
This tutorial includes: equipment needed, code commands to configure the Raspberry Pi I/O pins, installing the terminal program, and accessing the range output.
MaxBotix Inc., has recently released a reliable, high accuracy, and inexpensive sensors for precision snow depth measurement. The MB7364 & MB7384 HRXL‑MaxSonar‑WR Ultrasonic Snow Sensors are an evolution of our HRXL-MaxSonar-WR product line.
In the real world snow environment, at our facilities in northern Minnesota, this sensor line was proven and optimized, yielding design solutions that previously hindered competing sensors. These improvements include continued performance during heavy snowfall conditions, responsive accurate temperature compensation, and continued performance during high wind conditions. The end results are the MB7364 & MB7384 Snow Depth Sensors. These new snow depth measurement products represent another addition to our
Today, MaxBotix Inc., is responding to customers demand for a reliable, high accuracy, and inexpensive sensors for precision snow depth measurement. The MB7364 & MB7384 HRXL‑MaxSonar‑WR Ultrasonic Snow Sensors use high frequency sound to measure the time of flight to the surface of snow. These snow depth sensors are an evolution of our HRXL-MaxSonar-WR product line.
In the real world snow environment, at our facilities in northern Minnesota, this sensor line was proven and optimized, yielding design solutions that previously hindered competing sensors.
MaxBotix Inc., thanks guest writer Tim Gallagher who shares his experience with the MB7369 while transporting heavy equipment.
MaxBotix Inc., sensors have been successfully used in extreme duty conditions. Large multi-axle trailers, which are used to transport wind energy equipment across the country, hydraulically adjust the ride height of their payload throughout their journey to meet varying conditions. The HRXL‑MaxSonar‑WR sensor series withstand the extreme environmental conditions of these trips, and power through the extreme road noise and wind conditions.
MaxBotix Inc., sensors have been successfully used on a number of multi‑copters. (Multi‑copters are also called UAVs, rotorcraft, quadrotor helicopters, or quadcopters.) Even so, many users have had issues getting the sensors to operate reliably. Sensor operation during flight on a quad‑copter is a challenging environment for an ultrasonic sensor to operate reliably. The most obvious issue is the amount of wind turbulence the ultrasonic wave must travel though. Adding to this acoustic noise is the noise the propellers generate.