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 (itās 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. Features:42kHz Ultrasonic sensorOperates from 2.5-5.5VLow 2mA supply current20Hz reading rateRS232 Serial Output - 9600bpsAnalog Output - 10mV/inchPWM Output - 147uS/inchSmall, light weight moduleDocuments:DatasheetTutorialBeam Width ExplanationMaxbotix FAQSensor Selection Guide Checkout Mikey Sklarās flame-based trampoline, the high-lighter, using the EZ1!
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