PROJECT OBJECTIVE: Build a sweeping sonar and display the data on your computer, as in old-school submarine monitors.
Provided in the Mango Labs Mechatronics Maker Kit: Arduino-compatible board, USB cable,HC-SR04 Module, micro servo, 5 male to male jumper cable, 4 male to female jumper cables, mini breadboard.
Additional hardware: computer, 3d printed parts here (optional), glue gun, rubber bands, small star screwdriver.
Arduino environment (or online editor). Download the sonar library here. Unzip and paste the folder in the Arduino libraries folder. It’s in the same location as your default sketches. You can look it up under File/Preferences Sketchbook location.
KNOW-HOW REQUIREMENTS: Basic Arduino environment knowledge (learn more here). Basic electrical skills.