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137 - Analog Envelope Captured Using a PicoScope131 - Quick Start Oscilloscope Operation Guide
127 - Power Supply Testing125 - Methods to Conceal an Ultrasonic Sensor
074 - Using a MaxSonar with a Raspberry Pi072 - Wireless Sensor Monitoring
055 - Web‑based Remote Monitoring028 - MaxBotix Code Examples
006 - Finding Direction and Distance 

137 – Analog Envelope Captured Using a PicoScope

Key Takeaways Capture the analog envelope Use a picoscope Screen shot the analog envelope The analog envelope output is the log compressed voltage output of the acoustic return signal, which provides users with the ability to see the internal workings of the sensor. This output allows users the ability to easily verify the overall operation…
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131 – Quick Start Oscilloscope Operation Guide

Key Takeaways Oscilloscopes display the properties of electrical signals as they change over time Most oscilloscopes offer a number of tools or options to measure electrical signals Proper triggering helps to fix the waveform in one spot on the display An oscilloscope displays electrical signals as they change over time. Understanding the operation of an…
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127 – Power Supply Testing

Key Takeaways A faulty power supply can lead to improper sensor operation Issues with a power supply will manifest throughout the entire circuit The power supply should be tested early in the troubleshooting process Required Equipment Properly calibrated voltmeters and current meters (resolution should be 10 times the parameter being measured) Oscilloscope with bandwidth up…
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125 – Methods to Conceal an Ultrasonic Sensor

Methods to Conceal an Ultrasonic Sensor: The use of acoustically transparent materials Key Takeaways Speaker grill cloth, wire mesh, and open-celled foam are ways to conceal ultrasonic sensors for your application For proper operation, moisture, temperature, and acoustic return must be taken into consideration when attempting to conceal the sensor Ultrasonic sensors are not able…
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074 – Using a MaxSonar with a Raspberry Pi

Cool Raspberry Pi Projects – Interfacing a Raspberry Pi with an ultrasonic sensor to read serial data Getting Started The Raspberry Pi needs to install an operating system the first time it is used. This article was created for the Raspberry Pi 3 using the Raspbian Jessie operating system (downloaded on 10/06/16). This article was…
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072 – Wireless Sensor Monitoring

Using a MaxSonar® with an ioBridge® Wireless Endpoint Pro 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…
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055 – Web‑based Remote Monitoring

Remote monitoring for the MaxSonar is easily available with the help of a bridge device such as the ioBridge IO-204. It has become simpler to integrate a MaxSonar into applications like measuring tide level or fuel level. The ioBridge IO‑204 module allows for remote sensing over the internet. All that is needed is a MaxSonar…
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028 – MaxBotix Code Examples

1) Code example for BasicX, BX24p.Link 2) Code example for the Basic Micro, Atom.Link 3) Code example using Wright Hobbies, DevBoard-M32 (AVR using Bascom). Link 4) Code example using Parallax, Basic Stamp BS2, BasicStamp. Link 5) C Program Driver for MaxBotix MB7066. Link 6) Arduino I2C code Examples for I2CXL-MaxSonar sensors. Link Code Example for BasicX, BX24p…
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006 – Finding Direction and Distance

Triangulation Finds the Direction and Distance to a Pole Using the HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ1 (MB1013). 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…
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