The PING))) Ultrasonic Sensor, from the Maker Shed, is one of my favorite sensors. It has a range from .75 inches to 10 feet and is surprisingly accurate and easy to use with an Arduino. This versatile sensor can be used for motion sensing, distance measuring, and object detection making it perfect for robotics. Since the PING))) sensor is well documented and popular you will have no problem finding information on how to integrate it into your next project!

Michael Castor

Michael Castor

I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I’m a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.


  • Sean Carolan

    This is an awesome little sensor.  I bought a Tonka 3209 toy bulldozer for $3.00 at Goodwill and connected the PING))) sensor up to my Arduino and an H-bridge, and a couple hours later had an autonomous, object-avoiding trackbot cruising around the house!