Intermediate Usage

Packaging Options for the MaxSonar SensorsSensor Output Options
How To Solder Properly : Techniques on a MaxSonar SensorWhat to Know About Data Averaging
Long Range SensingWeatherproof The Pin Out
Cube Corner ReflectorsControlling A MaxSonar Sensor
Packaging Options for the MaxSonar Sensors

Packaging Options for the MaxSonar Sensors

Key Takeaways Maxbotix Inc offers a variety of packaging options for many of our popular sensors The WR full horn housings generally provide the best performance Compact WR housings provide wider beam patterns with weaker detections Over the past 10 years, MaxBotix expanded the number of packaging options available for each many of our sensors. Each…
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Sensor Output Options

Sensor Output Options

Key Takeaways Analog voltage provides range information on a linear voltage scale Pulse width outputs a digital representation of range using a pulse which directly corresponds with the range Serial data output of our sensors delivers asynchronous data at TTL voltage levels The analog envelope output is a minimally filtered output of the acoustic waveform…
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MaxBotix Proper Soldering and Desoldering Techniques

How To Solder Properly : Techniques on a MaxSonar Sensor

Key Takeaways List of Materials to properly solder and desolder a MaxBotix Inc., sensor Techniques to properly through-hole solder a MaxBotix Inc., sensor Techniques to properly desolder a MaxBotix Inc., sensor   Materials Needed for Soldering Materials Needed for Desoldering Goggles Hands-free clamp Wire stripper Soldering iron with stand Soldering iron tip Lead-free solder ~.031…
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What to Know About Data Averaging

What to Know About Data Averaging

Key Takeaways Data averaging can be used to smooth out unstable readings The mean, median, and mode are the three most common averages MaxBotix recommends the use of a median or mode for averaging range data Finding an average or standard data value can be a useful way to understand the underlying trends of your…
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Long Range Sensing

Key Takeaways MaxBotix® Inc., limits its maximum detection range to 10 meters (32.8 feet) MaxSonar® sensors offer reliable people detection out to ~5.4 meters (~18 feet) Targets must be perpendicular or able to reflect sound back to the sensor for long range detection MaxBotix® Inc., presses the limits by pursuing new technologies Long Range Sensing…
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Weatherproof your Pin Out

Weatherproof The Pin Out

Weatherproof the Pin Out of Your MaxSonar® with a Sensor Wire Attach Option Key Takeaways MaxBotix® Inc., offers a wire attach option for users who need a sealed pinout Wire attach options free you from soldering directly to the sensor Shielded cable greatly reduces the risk of EMI in your application A Fully Sealed Sensor…
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Cube Corner Reflectors

Cube Corner Reflectors

Corner Reflectors Can Cause Surprise Clutter Illustration 1: Two common shapes of corner reflectors. Sometimes when using an ultrasonic sensor, users experience detection of unwanted objects that appear outside the expected beam pattern. These types of detections are the result of reflectors present in the environment. Corner reflectors can be surprisingly small, yet present a…
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Controlling A MaxSonar Sensor

Triggering and Free Running All the MaxSonar sensors, by default, will operate in a free run mode. What this means is the sensor will continue to range until power is removed from the sensor. This is generally the easiest way to operate in a single sensor setup. If you are operating multiple sensors, please visit…
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