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006 – Finding Direction and Distance

Triangulation Finds the Direction and Distance to a Pole

Using the HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ1 (MB1013).

Finding Direction and Distance to a Pole

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 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 reject 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.

Questions or comments should be addressed to [email protected]

Multi-Sensor Operation
This article covers multi-sensor operation of all MaxBotix Inc., sensor lines.

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
This article covers the Analog Voltage scaling of all our sensor lines, as well as instructions on using our sensors with 10 bit ADC.

MaxBotix provided every 2017 FIRST Robotics 2017 team, the MB1013 Ultrasonic Rangefinder.
These sensors can be used to greatly assist the robots and can be especially useful during the autonomous portion of the contest. See here why this is a great sensor for your application. This sensor operates well even with other MB1013 sensors close by so it can be used with confidence and it doesn’t interfere with other sensors.

Read full FIRST Robotics 2017 article

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