This is the fantastically easy to use sensor from Maxbotix. We are extremely pleased with the size, quality, and ease of use of this little range finder. The serial interface is a bit odd (it’s RS232 instead of standard TTL), but the PWM and Analog interfaces will allow any micro to listen easily enough. The sensor provides very accurate readings of 0 to 255 inches (0 to 6.45m) in 1 inch increments with little or no dead zone!
Maxbotix is offering the EZ0, EZ1, EZ2, EZ3, and EZ4 with progressively narrower beam angles allowing the sensor to match the application. Please see beam width explanation below.
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Since there are 15 members of the XL- and LV-MaxSonar acoustic distance sensor family, we recommend using the Maxbotix sonar range finder selection guide when choosing a acoustic range sensor for your application. There are 5 different beam configurations for the LV-MaxSonar family (EZ0 – EZ4), each pictured below.
LV-MaxSonar-EZ beam patterns (range shown on 1-foot grid to various diameter dowels)
Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ0 MB1000 beam characteristics:
Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ1 MB1010 beam characteristics:
Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ2 MB1020 beam characteristics:
Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ3 MB1030 beam characteristics:
Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ4 MB1040 beam characteristics: