Posts tagged ‘Ultrasonic Range Finder’

Building a Robotic Platform

I started this project a while ago. My intention was to adapt a toy remote controlled vehicle into a generic robotic platform, which would enable me to do some experiments with robotics. To make the platform more generic, I came up with the following requirements: Continue reading ‘Building a Robotic Platform’ »

A Sensitive DIY Ultrasonic Range Sensor – Update

After I wrote this guide on how to build an ultrasonic range sensor from scratch, I have received many comments and questions. A couple of readers have emailed me stating that this sensor works great by itself, but somehow when put onto a robotic platform it sometimes returns random range data. Continue reading ‘A Sensitive DIY Ultrasonic Range Sensor – Update’ »

A Sensitive DIY Ultrasonic Range Sensor

I needed some ultrasonic range finders for my project. But most of the commercial sensors like Parallax’s PING sensor and other similar products are quite expensive, especially if multiple units are needed. So I thought why not building it myself? Continue reading ‘A Sensitive DIY Ultrasonic Range Sensor’ »