Resources

Use this resource page to easily navigate some of our most useful content and tutorials.

We'll also be sharing tutorials, case studies and, other content created by other product developers, engineers, and makers. 


Popular Resources for Common Technical Support Questions

MaxBotix Reading MaxSonar Beam Patterns

Things to know before reading MaxSonar beam patterns, understanding voltage, and your target size.

Cube Corner Reflectors

Corner reflectors can cause surprise clutter.  Troubleshoot these issues with a few simple steps.

Using Serial Data Pin 5

The MaxSonar can be directly interfaced to be used with your PC if you have a PC with a DB9 Serial connection or a USB to DB9 converter.

Guide to Tank Level Monitoring

This guide will help you navigate important factors to consider when mounting your sensor in a tank.

How to Use an Ultrasonic Sensor with an Arduino

The Arduino micro-controller not only provides an easy way to read most MaxBotix ultrasonic sensors, but also gives you the power to control multiple components: buzzers, LEDs, servos, motors, LCDs, and more.

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Getting Started With Ultrasonic Sensors

Ultrasonic Quick Start Guide

An easy to use set-up guide for the HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ family of ultrasonic sensors. 

MaxSonar Troubleshooting Guide

Troubleshoot your MaxSonar Sensor with these strategies to mitigate noise interference and more.

Using Multiple Ultrasonic Sensors

This guide will help you navigate using more than one sensor in your project.  You’ll find the guidelines to get started and the common issues people have.

MaxBotix Reading MaxSonar Beam Patterns

Things to know before reading MaxSonar beam patterns, understanding voltage, and your target size.

CREATING AND WEATHERPROOFING A WIRE SPLICE

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.

I2C Troubleshooting

Integrating a number of devices together into one circuit and individually commanding each device allows you to greatly simplify complex circuits. The I2C (inter-integrated circuit) protocol is one option that allows you to place multiple devices on one circuit and independently control each device.

Weatherproof your Pin Out

Weatherproof the Pin Out of Your MaxSonar® with a Sensor Wire Attach Option - Why you should use this add-on.

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.

This article will cover external noise interference and temperature compensation, and how it can affect your application.


Custom Sensor 

Design Cycle Guide

This guide outlines the process of working with us from concept to product design, testing, and deployment and full production. You’ll get valuable information and Design Tips to help you complete a successful ultrasonic sensor implementation.


Microcontroller Resources

Raspberry Pi Resources

How to Set Up Raspberry Pi Zero for an I2C Sensor

How to Set Up Raspberry Pi Zero for an I2C Sensor

Connect a Raspberry Pi Zero with a USB Ultrasonic Sensor

Connect a Raspberry Pi Zero with an USB Ultrasonic Sensor

Interfacing a Raspberry Pi with an Ultrasonic Sensor

Interfacing a Raspberry Pi with an Ultrasonic Sensor

Arduino Resources

Using an I2C‑MaxSonar with an Arduino

How to Use an Ultrasonic Sensor with Arduino [With Code Examples]

How to Use an Ultrasonic Sensor with an Arduino

MB1240 Ultrasonic Sensor with Arduino Tutorial [With Code Examples]

MB7389 Ultrasonic Sensor with Arduino Tutorial [With Code Examples]

PixHawk / Ardupilot Resources

Interfacing an Ultrasonic Sensor with a Pixhawk or Ardupilot Mega [Tutorials]

INTERFACING ULTRASONIC SENSORS WITH A PIXHAWK OR ARDUPILOT MEGA (APM)

Case Studies | Collaborators

wireless ultrasonic level sensor with lorawan

Radio Bridge Inc. - Long-range wireless IoT sensor designer and manufacturer

Read about the general purpose LoRaWAN bridge with our ultrasonic sensors. 

Used in tank monitoring applications.

TECLAB/FAST - IoT Level Sensor

Read about the sensor component used for detecting the level of water flowing in channels, and calculating the water flow for overflow channels.

ultrasonic distance sensor for tank level measurement

LX Group - Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for Tank Level Measurement

Read about the distance sensor used for level measurement in grain silos, water tanks, and dams.

ELSYS - LoRaWAN IoT Distance Sensor

Read about this sensor application used in smart cities, for industrial applications and by local authorities. 

wireless ultrasonic tank level monitor

Invigicom - Wireless Ultrasonic Tank Level Sensor

Read about this tank monitoring solution that can replace traditional systems that use float gauges or pressure sensors.

NCD - Long Range Wireless Ultrasonic Tank Level Sensor

Read about this industrial grade ultrasonic tank level sensor used by oil & gas and agriculture companies.

ultrasonic distance sensor

Aranet - Wireless Distance Sensor

Read about this sensor solution used to measure distance.  Used to detect grain levels, liquid levels, and more.

Voltaic - High Performance Solar Power for IoT

Read about these solar power solutions for sensor applications with low power requirements.

iot water level monitoring and flood

ToltHawk - IoT Water Level Monitoring and Flood Tracking Sensor

Read about this fully customizable hardware and cloud solution to monitor water levels remotely.

iot ultrasonic distance sensor

Aistio - IoT Solution with an Ultrasonic Distance Sensor

Read about this IoT baked monitoring solution for remote monitoring of water levels inside of District Heating and Cooling (DHC) manholes.

tanker truck monitoring sensors

RACSA - Tanker Truck Monitoring

Read about this diesel and gas level monitoring solution for tanker trucks using telemetry with GPS.

Ubidots - Build an Industrial Volume & Presence Reader with a MaxBotix Ultrasonic Sensor and ESP32.

Learn how to build a robust & waterproof volume and presence reader to create, monitor, and manage insights from Ubidots.



Distributor Resources


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