There are so many good things that ultrasonic sensors can do, but most of the time we hardly manage to use this technology in different ways than the typical ‘maker manual.’ In robotics, the most frequent usage of an ultrasonic sensor is to measure the distance or detect an obstacle in front of the robot. These are the two basic applications of an ultrasonic sensor.
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Thanks to some of the makers, we’re getting inspired to try something new. New approaches to use the technology in innovative ways to build interesting things. And in this article we collect the most original projects with the Arduino microcontroller and ultrasonic sensors.
There is a wide range of applications including autonomous parking system, gesture control, radar, mapping and more.
Here are the most original projects with Arduino and ultrasonic sensors:
- Gesture control
- Balancing bot with ultrasonic sensor – no gyros
- Robotic hand with Arduino
- Obstacle Avoiding Robot
- Autonomous parking with a DIY Arduino/Android RC car
- Wearable: Gesture Controlled Drone
- Scrufie the adorable obstacle avoidance robot on YouMagine
- DIY navigation device for blind people using Arduino and Android smart phone
- Arduino Radar Project
- Measuring water level with ultrasonic sensor
- Build a Height Measurement Machine – Arduino
- Motion Controlled Ultrasonic Lamp
- Arduino Home Basketball Hoop Score Detection System
- Arduino HC-SR04 security alarm