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|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     Date Posted: 05-08-2014    |
The sensors in the MaxSonar family have always been easy to use with interfaces such as Analog Voltage, Pulse Width, and Serial data, but now we have made it even easier to select the proper sensor for your application. We have just released the new Sensor Selection Guide, that is as simple as choosing the environment type and the application.

Previously, MaxBotix Inc., employees would inquire if the application was “Indoor” or “Outdoor”; this new guide poses the questions “Is the application 'Protected' or 'Non-Protected'?”

We invite you to use the new Sensor Selection Guide for new sensor applications. If an application is not mentioned, our technical support representatives will be glad to assist you in selecting the appropriate sensor.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     Date Posted: 04-30-2014    |
The Arduino micro-controller is one of the most popular development boards for electronics enthusiasts. With the ability to control components such as buzzers, LED’s, servos, motors, and LCD’s, Arduinos have become the go-to selection for users that are looking to start into electronics, firmware coding, or automation. So with all these item types at your finger tips, what good is it to have control over so many components, if there are no sensors to trigger different functions in the Arduinos firmware?

The MaxBotix Inc., MaxSonar sensor line has become a very popular sensor for operation with the Arduino micro-controller. With three simple interfaces, it is easy to connect a MaxSonar to an Arduino.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar & Kurt Olsen      |     Date Posted: 03-20-2014     |
MaxBotix 3D CAD Files

MaxBotix Inc., Releases Two Self‑Cleaning, High Performance, Outdoor Ultrasonic Sensor Lines

The condensation issue in tanks and other moisture-prone environments is solved! The SCXL‑MaxSonar sensor series, based on our popular HRXL-MaxSonar-WR product line, is a power-efficient unit suitable for battery or solar powered setups.

|     Written By: Tony Szczodroski     |     DatePosted: 02-22-2014     |
MaxBotix 3D CAD Files

Making your Design experience so much Better - Download and utilize MaxBotix 3D CAD Models

Good news Designers – we now have downloadable 3D CAD models (in multiple formats) of our ultrasonic sensors! Designers and Engineers can utilize these models for System integration design or free designing, and will save you time, money, and resources. STL files allow you to 3D print your own life-size model of our parts.

The models are easy to use. Simply select a sensor, look below the 'Product 3D Models' title in all of the product pages, select your file type, save the file, and import into your system. Easy!!!

|     Written By: Kurt Olsen     |     Date Posted: 02-13-2014     |
UCXL-MaxSonar-WR

MaxBotix Inc., Releases New High Performance, Low Cost, Ultra-Compact Ultrasonic Sensor series

Our most popular sensor is now available in a new design which is physically shorter than any of our current outdoor sensors, allowing easy integration into users’ applications. Our new UCXL‑MaxSonar®‑WR series sensors are flexible, customizable products intended to be integrated with a customer’s system with our horn, or designed for flush mounting into your existing housing.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     Date Posted: 01-16-2014     |
MaxBotix Inc. Robotics Alley, Robotics Alley

MaxBotix Inc., at Robotics Alley

 
We had a blast at the Robotics Alley Conference and Expo November 12th & 13th, 2013. We saw several of the display robots using our sensors. This was a great opportunity for us to see all the unique and exciting advances in robotics and autonomous technologies.
|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     DatePosted: 12-18-2013     |
MaxBotix Inc. Christmas

MaxBotix Inc., Would Like to wish Everyone a Merry Christmas!

We would like to take time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. This year has brought many wonderful, positive changes to MaxBotix Inc. We would personally like to thank everyone that helped make it possible, from our loyal customers, vendors, distributors, and to our great staff.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     Date Posted: 12-03-2013     |
FRC Logo - Link To MaxBotix Inc., FRC Facebook Page
MaxBotix Inc., would like to welcome back all returning students to this years' F.I.R.S.T® competition.

Last year we had an enjoyable time watching teams creating robots during Ultimate Ascent competitions. There were many great robots made, and from what we see lots of creative students working on the robots.

Like we have done the last several years, our Facebook Page will be used to communicate questions that have been asked to us as well our answers. We ask that any questions you have regarding our sensors are emailed to frc@maxbotix.com to protect team privacy

|     Written By: Carl Myhre     |     DatePosted: 11-25-2013     |
MaxBotix Inc Thanksgiving 2013

This has been an exciting year of growth at MaxBotix Inc. As of May 2013, our operations are now in a newly remodeled 22,000 square foot building (with 23 attached acres for further construction). In this new facility we have continued, all year, to add people to our wonderful staff. Our continued commitment to quality, conformance, performance, and price leadership has created new markets for ultrasonic sensors. In addition, our ultrasonic distance sensor performance, and our product value (price/performance) leadership allows us to also penetrate the well established ultrasonic sensor markets. We continue giving thanks to Jesus for all He has done for MaxBotix Inc., our employees, our customers, and our suppliers.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     DatePosted: 11-19-2013     |
MaxBotix Inc CE Compliance

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 able to watch the build of up hurricane Sandy in real-time. With the new Wireless Endpoint Pro, by ioBridge, pretty much anything can be monitored by remote. The remote based monitoring is website based which means it is accessible through a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

The Wireless Endpoint Pro includes: the ability to read the serial output of MaxBotix Inc sensors, monitoring 0-20mA sensors, 10 second or 121 second update rate, monitoring up to a total of 16 sensors, and up to a 1 mile range between Xbee Pro radio units.

 
Author: Kurt Olsen  Date: 02-13-2014
UXCL-MaxSonar-WR Ultrasonic Sensor Our very popular MaxSonar-WR sensor is now available in a new design which is physically shorter than any of our current outdoor sensors, allowing easy integration into users’ applications. Our new sensor series are flexible, customizable products intended to be integrated with a customer's system.
Author: Tom Bonar  Date: 05/08/2014
MaxBotix Inc. Sensor Selection The sensors in the MaxSonar family have always been easy to use, but now we have made it even easier to select the proper sensor for your application. We have just released the new Sensor Selection Guide, that is as simple as choosing the environment type and the application.
Author: Tom Bonar  Date: 04/30/2014
How to use a MaxSonar With an Arduino The Arduino micro‑controller is one of the most popular development boards for electronics enthusiasts. With three simple interfaces, it is easy to connect a MaxSonar to an Arduino. For assistance with setup, coding, and wiring, MaxBotix Inc., has made it easier to interface our sensors with an Arduino.
Author: TB & KO  Date: 03/26/2014
UCXL-MaxSonar-WR The condensation issue in tanks and other moisture-prone environments is solved! The SCXL‑MaxSonar sensor series, based on our popular HRXL‑MaxSonar‑WR product line, features a self-cleaning protocol gently heats the face of the transducer, atomizing any condensation to prevent moisture buildup.
 
 
Author: Tom Bonar     Date:06/18/2012
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