Ultrasonic Collision Detection

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How To Add This Control To Your Project

  1. Load the most recent release of EZ-Builder
  2. Press the Project tab from the top menu bar of EZ-Builder
  3. Press Add Control from the button ribbon bar of EZ-Builder
  4. Choose the Ultrasonic Distance category tab
  5. Press the Ultrasonic Collision Detection icon to add the control to your project
If an HC-SR04 or Ultrasonic Distance Sensor is connected to the EZ-B, this control will Stop a movement panel if an object is detected within the specified range. This does not steer or avoid obstacles; it merely stops when detected. For object avoidance and steering use the Radar control.

It's worth noting that the distance displayed is not a unit of CM or Inches. The distance value is an arbitrary number that is related to the type of sensor, voltage, detected material, and temperature. If a specific distance is required, use a tape measure to identify the distance value.

The EZ-Robot Ultrasonic Distance Sensor comes in 2 versions. The first version, sold until February 10, 2017 uses 4 wires and an inline voltage regulator. The second version, available after February 10, 2017 uses 3 wires with a built-in voltage regulator in the plastic shell. The second version is updated and requires only a single plug to the EZ-B v4. We cover the installation of both sensor versions below...

Version 2

This is the 3 wire version #2 (most recent) of the EZ-Robot Ultrasonic Distance Sensor. This version uses only 3 wires contained within a single connector. You may connect this version to any of the EZ-B v4 digital ports (D0-D23). In EZ-Builder, the values for both Ping and Echo can be selected for the same port.

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Version 1

This is the 4 wire version (older) of the EZ-Robot Ultrasonic Distance Sensor. This version has an inline voltage regulator and 4 separate wires. This version is a little more complex than the recent Version 2, due to separate wires and the inline voltage regulator.

ultrasonic distance sensor pin out

  • Ground = Black wire from regulator PCB to D21 black pin
  • Power = Red wire from regulator PCB to D21 red pin
  • Trigger = white wire to D21 White pin
  • Echo = green wire to D22 White pin

Ultrasonic sensor connected to ez-b