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dreadkopp

Aloha community!

I want to build a park-distance-control for my car. therefor my first attempt was to use a HC-SR04 but i guess it won't last long.

Can you suggest some weatherproof sensors i can use? Range about 30cm-10m.

Greetings!

cr0sh

These guys will have what you want:

http://www.maxbotix.com/

Unfortunately, they aren't inexpensive; you can find suppliers of the raw transducers in weatherproof and sealed units, but then you would need to roll your own driver and receiver electronics, or somehow hack and match the units to one of those low-cost ultrasonic boards like you are using (neither of which is an easy thing to do - especially if you don't have access to an oscilloscope).

You could re-purpose the transducers from one of those cheap Chinese-made backup sensor kits on Ebay, but you would still face the driver issue.
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dreadkopp

jeez. at this price it's cheaper to crash a bumper once in a while..

anyway, doing some more research i found this: http://www.underwaterrov.net/hacking-reverse-parking-sensors-with-an-arduino

those china-pdc cost about 20€ in ebay.

will give it a try

theinlinaung2010

jeez. at this price it's cheaper to crash a bumper once in a while..

anyway, doing some more research i found this: http://www.underwaterrov.net/hacking-reverse-parking-sensors-with-an-arduino

those china-pdc cost about 20€ in ebay.

will give it a try
That's interesting. Are you interfacing the wireless signal or raw sensor output? Where would you use the sensor? I'd like to see how it goes.  ;)
Thein Lin Aung

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