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SRF05 Ultra Sonic Range finder

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IMHO the best way to have your robot measure distance to objects. Fast and accurate.

If you are using Picaxe, you may find this info useful: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/66

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i just bought an arduino, there is only tip for connecting PING to the arduino board, or the SRF05 to the Picaxe, anyone know something about the difference between those ultra-sonic sensors. thanks a lot!

From the technical doc on the SRF05 it appears that the device will operate in the same manner as the PING if the mode pin is grounded. So ground the mode, and connect the trigger/echo pin the same as the PING-Arduino example you have.
anyone have any good ideas on how to attach this one to a servo? just gluing it together won't look too good imo, and it will make it hard to remove the SRF05 again :/
I have used angle aluminum and corners of plastic, cut to length., Then drill for the 2 diagonal holes on the sensor and a couple in line holes on the other side to attach to the servo horn. Usually use a couple stand-offs with nut and bolt to attach the sensor, and a couple screws to the servo horn, it all seemes to work pretty well. Sometimes good to zip-tie the sensor wires to the horn, to prevent flexing on the sensor PCB.

First I did this: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/155 (Last two pictures). It wasn't good, because it was only mounted in one of the holes.

Then soldered the pinheader on a perfboard, instead of using a connector, glued the perfboad to the servo horn. I didn't have any problems removing it, since hot-melt glue can be "broken" with a reasonably amount fo force.

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/7273  it shows how to make a reusable servo mount.
i just got my SRF'S and my sensors only have one set of holes for connections and not two will that cause a problem with installation into robots.  I dont have a camera so i modified your image.SRF005.png

My srf-005 only has one set of holes to. It is working, but I am eperiencing this blinking problem


It is probably not related to this but please let me know if you are having similar problems with your.

I figured it out the top set of pins is for when they programed the chip during manufacturing and the bottom are for us. i also bought mine at