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Finding Direction and Distance

Triangulation Finds the Direction and Distance to a Pole Using the MB1013

 

PDFDownload this Ultrasonic Pole/Tower Sensing & Detection Application Note!

This PDF will show you how to use one sensor for pole detection and distance sensing. And how 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 rejection that 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.

If you have any questions or comments, please email our support team at [email protected]

 

Using Multiple Ultrasonic Sensors

 

Using Multiple Ultrasonic Sensors

This article covers the multi-sensor operation of all MaxBotix sensor lines.

Ultrasonic Quick Start 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.

Using Analog Voltage Output

 

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.

First Robotics 2018

 

Read full FIRST Robotics 2018 article

We are excited to support your team this year with a free sensor! This year we are giving each team one of our best ultrasonic proximity sensors, the MB1013 MaxSonar Sensor from our HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ line. This small, lightweight sensor is designed for easy integration into your project, and it is a great starting point for beginners.

 

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