I hope you can help, I am new and overwhelmed! I have a Maxbotix 7060 ultrasonic sensor that I need to help me measure distance of an object.
The sensor requires a 3 to 5 volt dc source and returns a voltage as a ratio of the voltage in: (Vcc/1024) per cm - so 5V yields ~4.9 mV/cm. I am using an external (fairly stable) 5 Vdc power source and currently have the sensor returning data using 1V("Ultrasonic",.2) (.2 factor to divide by 5 millivolts) and I know that this is not really the correct way to do it.
My question is should I be using the DT800 for excitation instead of my external power source so that I can monitor the supply power and calculate more accurately? And if so how do i program that - also how would I connect it? My sensor has 3 terminals (of importance) ground, +5 Vdc, and analogue. Its is the analogue that returns the ratio of input Vcc by cm.
I would also really like to watch all of the videos on programming and using the DT800 but the links are all dead, do you have them available anywhere?