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Description: 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.
Control up to 10 sensors with only two pins! Checkout the Maxbotix FAQ listed below.
Checkout Mikey Sklar’s flame-based trampoline, the high-lighter, using the EZ1!
Based on 1 ratings:
This is the worst range finding sensor I’ve ever worked with. Sitting stationary in my garage it will read 110 inches, then 20 inches, then 40, then 110 with nothing around it moving. It’s pointed at a wall and should have no trouble finding the distance. I’ve tried it both with the analog and pwm output, and they both are equally noisy. There’s not enough consistency to it to even do some signal conditioning and get a useful value. I know it’s a wide band it detects, but when pointed at a wall 9' away I should be able to get a reading of 9' consistent enough to detect if there’s anything between it and the wall when nothing else around it is moving.
This seems very out of character for this product, which has historically been rock solid. I would suggest contacting our tech support team, they should be able to help get this issue resolved for you.