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Introduced in 2005, the Arduino platform was designed to provide an affordable way for hobbyists, professionals, and students to create applications that play in the human interface world using ultrasonic sensors, actuators, motors, and other rudimentary products.
"Uno" means one in Italian and was chosen to mark the release of Arduino Software (IDE) 1.0. The Uno board and version 1.0 of Arduino Software (IDE) were the reference versions of Arduino, now evolved to newer releases. The Uno board is the first in a series of USB Arduino boards and the reference model for the Arduino platform. If you don't have the Arduino Software (IDE) yet, you may download the Arduino Software here.
An Arduino board such as the Arduino UNO is relatively inexpensive compared to other microcontroller platforms. The least expensive version of the Arduino module can be assembled by hand, and even the pre-assembled Arduino modules cost less than $50. Simple, clear programming environment - The Arduino programming environment is easy-to-use for beginners, yet flexible enough for advanced users to take advantage of as well. Here's a list of programming languages that the Arduino uses.
The biggest advantage of Arduino is its ready to use structure. As Arduino comes in a complete package form which includes the 5V regulator, a burner, an oscillator, a microcontroller, serial communication interface, LED and headers for the connections. You don't have to think about programmer connections for programming or any other interface. Just plug it into the USB port of your computer and that's it. Your revolutionary idea is going to change the world after just a few words of coding.
Anything is possible with the remarkable power of Arduino. It's fun, straightforward, and makes embedding electronics into the world-at-large simple. Check out our first Arduino project below and get inspired to build your own reality.
Our Top Ultrasonic Sensors for your Arduino Projects
Below is a list of ultrasonic sensors that have the ability to make your life 10x easier.
High Performance Ultrasonic Precision Rangefinder - HRLV-MaxSonar®-EZ™. The high-resolution HRLV‑MaxSonar‑EZ sensors are high performance ultrasonic sensors with noise rejection, improved automatic calibration, and factory calibrated beam patterns. The HRLV‑MaxSonar‑EZ sensors have three outputs: Analog Voltage, Pulse Width, RS232 or TTL serial data. To view all the products in the HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ Product line, click here.
High Performance Ultrasonic Rangefinder - LV-MaxSonar®-EZ™. The LV-MaxSonar-EZ sensors were the first ultrasonic sensor to offer multiple simple outputs, stable range readings, and no sensor dead zone in a component module solution. To view all the products in the LV-MaxSonar-EZ Product line, click here.
High Performance Ultrasonic Precision Rangefinder - XL‑MaxSonar®‑WR™. The industrial outdoor XL‑MaxSonar‑WR sensors have a robust PVC housing designed to meet IP67 water intrusion. The sensors provide short to long distance detection and ranging with a narrow beam pattern. The XL‑MaxSonar‑WR outdoor ultrasonic sensors have high power output, noise rejection, auto calibration, and factory calibrated beam patterns. To view all the products in the XL-MaxSonar-WR Product line, click here.
High Performance Ultrasonic Precision Rangefinder - HRXL‑MaxSonar®‑WR™. The industrial high resolution outdoor HRXL-MaxSonar-WR sensors have a robust PVC housing designed to meet IP67 water intrusion. The sensors provide short to long distance detection and ranging with a narrow beam pattern. The HRXL-MaxSonar-WR outdoor ultrasonic sensors have high power output, noise rejection, auto calibration, temperature compensation, and factory calibrated beam patterns. To view all the products in the HRXL-MaxSonar-WR Product line, click here.
The possibilities of the Arduino are almost limitless. As such, there is no way that one single tutorial can cover everything you might ever need to know. That said, we've done our best to give a basic overview of the fundamental skills and knowledge that you need to get your Arduino up and running. If nothing more, the tutorials that we will be publishing will function as a springboard for further experimentation and learning.
How to use an Ultrasonic Sensor with an ArduinoWritten By: Cody Carlson | DatePosted: 11-18-2016
Arduino ultrasonic sensors are very popular for integrating when designing solutions for many applications in robotics and automation. The MaxBotix ultrasonic sensors that interface with the Arduino platform makes it easy for users to implement the needed ranging capabilities.
Support Limitations MaxBotix provides code examples as a reference starting place for our customer. At the time of development, the code examples worked for the given platform and setup. Due to the fast changing nature of these platforms (Hardware, OS and peripheral devises), we are unable to keep up with the changes in these code examples. Additionally, every system setup is different which further increases the complexity of the system and troubleshooting. Support for code is very limited regarding our free sensor support system. We recommend using the platforms forums for support to help troubleshoot the code issue as these are the most up to date regarding information. We do offer paid engineering support for code if this is something you may be interested in. Please contact us if you would like to look into this.Please see the Arduino forum for more support at this link: https://forum.arduino.cc/