Updated Ultrasonic Scanning SoNAR

I am upgrading the scanning ultrasonic SONAR project. I want to add some buttons on the Processing Screen that will change Azimuth, Bearing, Range, Speed and Tilt for a second servo. I started wit the Lucky Larry project. I believe he is the originator of this system. As a former NAVY sonarman I see the improvements needed. Plus this was an excellent opportunity to develop a full duplex backbone for future arduino/processing projects. I have also added a Sharp IR ranging unit to this project which I hope to use in tandem with the U/S sensor. Ultimately this will be a navigation and mapping sensor pod for mobile robots. I have most of the upgrades working. Milestones hit: Modes working. Scan speeds working. Head tilt working.I/R data is being passed but not used yet To do: Having the buttons stay lit after selection. Getting the infrared sensor displayed in blue with the overlap in purple. Leveling the sensor head with a gyro. I stood on the shoulders of giants to get started and have had help from some pretty big people to get me this far



Thank you so much for sharing this video! This likes like an impressive amount of work – congratulations on your progress.

Are you also planning on sharing any source related to this – now or in the future?

I was. But, my laptop died while out of town. So all of the code was lost. Starting all over again.


So sorry to hear it. Very best of luck!

I posted this looking for collaborators as this is an inexpensive project but also very challenging.