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  • Maxbotix XL-MaxSonar-EZ0 High Performance Sonar Module
    Simple to Use
    Review by Nathan
    Initially, I had purchased this device to work with my APM 2.5, but later found that APM firmware does not yet support range finders. To date, I have not been able to establish proof of concept. The unit was easy to assemble and appears to be functioning correctly with good accuracy.
    (Posted on 10/17/14)
  • Maxbotix I2CXL-MaxSonar-EZ4 High Performance Sonar
    Amazing Sonar!!!
    Review by Alvaro
    I use it in multirotor applications and due its comunicacion is through I2C port, it is less affected by the interferences of my motors and wiring, I recommend it.
    (Posted on 10/14/14)
  • SeeedStudio Ultrasonic Range Finder
    love this sensor
    Review by Jarrod
    This is a great sensor and with some of the sample code from Ardunio it's super easy to setup and use.
    (Posted on 9/2/14)
  • Maxbotix XL-MaxSonar-WRCA1 Weather Resistant Ultrasonic Range Finder
    Works well
    Review by Peter
    Easy to use. Quite accurate. Very sensitive so best to take a series of readings and use median or averaging rather than spot readings.
    (Posted on 8/29/14)
  • HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Range Finder
    Inexpensive and Easy to Use
    Review by Lucas
    While not recommended for precision tasks, it should be accurate enough for simple navigation.
    (Posted on 8/11/14)
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Basics: How Do I Choose Appropriate Sensors?

Posted on February 06, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry, Where to Start.

For a robot to react to its environment, it must first obtain information about its surroundings. Robots are not limited to just sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Robots can not only sense but give accurate values for a variety of environmental factors that humans are otherwise unaware of or incapable of doing.  Measure Distance [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 7: Using Sensors

Posted on April 04, 2011

By Carlos Asmat & filled under How To Make a Robot.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson 7 - Using Sensors Lesson 8 - Getting the Right Tools Lesson 9 - Assembling a Robot Lesson 10 - Programming a Robot Unlike humans, robots [...]
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AVA, iRobot Shows-Off Tablet-Controlled Robot at CES 2011

Posted on January 12, 2011

By Carlos Asmat & filled under Domestic, Telepresence.

iRobot unveiled AVA, their technology demonstrator, at CES 2011. AVA, which stands for “Avatar”, is an autonomous robot equipped with Primesense cameras (similar to the Kinect), laser range-finders, sonars, and even the old-fashioned bumpers. Although the computational-heavy sensor data processing and navigation is done internally by AVA’s on-board computer, the high-level control is left to whatever device is connected to its head.  In the [...]
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SCOUT Dr Robot: a WiFi mobile development Robotic Platform

Posted on April 22, 2010

By Vincent Abry & filled under Uncategorized.

We’ve received a new mobile development platform from Dr Robot: the Wifi Scout. This platform is particularly suitable for remote monitoring which also requires the manipulation of objects. It is powered by two 12-volt motors, has WiFi, a color screen, audio, 6 infrared distance sensors, 3 ultrasonic rangefinders, 2 arms with 5 degrees of freedom [...]
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Help! I Want to Know More About Building Robots

Posted on September 20, 2006

By William Cox & filled under Uncategorized.

I get a lot of emails and comments posted from folks asking questions about robotics. Unfortunately, most of them are rather specific and I just don’t have the time to answer them all individually. Thankfully, that’s where a few cool products, books, and websites come into play. Back when I first got started in robotics [...]
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... you make your own by mounting an IR or ultrasonic distance sensor to a servo motor that ... range-sensor.html?product-code=RB-Dem-01 * http://www.robotshop.com/en/sharp-gp2y0a02yk0f-ir-range-sensor.html?product-code=RB-Dem-02 * http://www.robotshop.com/en/ultrasonic-range-finders.html Servos: * ...
2014-03-20 14:31 by jarcand
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... Uno Microcontroller, 2 or 4 Devantech SRF02 UltraSonic Range Finders ( http://www.robotshop.com/en/srf02-ultrasonic-range-finder.html ...
2013-11-06 01:49 by redmug
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... the same way down to a few cm difference in range and accuracy. We have many ultrasonic rangefinders available, you can find them all here and sort them by price ...
2012-11-14 13:02 by Carlitos
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... the parts i didn't use. 13x Devantech SRF04 ultrasonic range finder 16 pounds each 2x Arduino l298 2A motor controller ... gearmotors, two pwm h-bridges and 4 sharp gp2d02 range finders for only 150 pounds 1x robocontroller v2 con dspic ...
2012-08-18 12:08 by esapode688
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... also be useful for a finer calibration of the ultrasonic range finders. Now to find the time! Alan KM6VV im very interested to see ...
2011-12-28 18:43 by KM6VV
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... for the reply WE have been testing various ultrasonic sensors and lazer / camera range finders with varrying results , but we are still yet to determin ...
2011-01-31 11:50 by disorda
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... have a look at there: http://www.robotshop.ca/ultrasonic-range-finders.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There ...
2010-11-30 17:43 by robo1340
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... Pan and Tilt Kit - 4 Maxbotic's EZ1 ultrasonic range finders - Honeywell's HMC6352 compass (does seem to work well because ...
2010-03-25 22:47 by KM6VV
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... Pan and Tilt Kit - 4 Maxbotic's EZ1 ultrasonic range finders - Honeywell's HMC6352 compass (does seem to work well because ...
2010-03-22 15:53 by andrew kirillov
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... etc A dog---two ears...good hearing but not ultrasonic like a some BUGS can hear. Basically ... ears etc. I don't know any dogs with sonic range finders but some bugs have them. I have various robot dogs ...
2009-11-26 23:19 by Putt Putt
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... to expect an autonomous robot to use an ultrasonic sensor for long range detection and route planning combined with one or more infrared range finders for near object collision avoidance. there are also folks ...
2009-11-08 11:42 by EddieB
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Do you absolutely require a USB interface? An excellent option in fact the abovementioned PIR sensor , plugged into a Phidgets 8/8/8 digital input then into your USB port. If you want to keep costs down, but don't mind investing time to do more programming, an Arduino USB is also a valid option, but...
2009-10-09 09:16 by Jbrunet
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I don't much about the products but parallax (which is promote by robotshop) seemed to be cheap and powerful. I'm sure an expert from robotshop will answer this question soon. Or perhaps phidget : Motion Sensor $45.00 •Detects changes in infrared radiation which occur when there is movement by...
2009-10-08 23:29 by Gardangel
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... I am using for my initial tests (a Vernier Go!Motion) claims to be ultrasonic, but it emits a clicking noise every time it takes a measurement. Is this characteristic of all ultrasonic rangefinders? I need a silent device. I'd love to hear any recommendations for a ...
2009-10-06 15:53 by orangea2009
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