Ping sonar datasheet, lack thereof

Hello! I was wondering if there was any sort of datasheet for the ping sonar.
Any datasheet would be greatly appreciated


Hi @aperson, welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Have you looked at the expandable Technical Details, Guides, and Community sections on the Ping Sonar product page?

If so, what information are you looking for that isn’t provided there?

Man, I am stupid. Yes, all of the required info is right there.

I was also wondering if you had any idea how to interface this to the Adafruit Crickit FeatherWing [Adafruit CRICKIT FeatherWing for any Feather : ID 3343 : $29.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits]
it may be as connecting Vin and ground to the power supply,
and TX and RX to their respective digital IO pins, but I just don’t know. Also, any example code would be greatly appreciated.

That’s not an expansion board I’m familiar with, and from a quick look at the page it’s not immediately obvious to me whether it can communicate with devices over TTL Serial (UART). Assuming the digital IO pins can be used as serial TX and RX then it should work to interface with the sensor, but you’ll need some way of telling the code which pins are being used / which serial interface is being used.

Once you’ve got a connection you should be able to use one of our Ping libraries, which include examples for using the different functionalities of the Ping Sonar.

I’ve changed to another Microcontroller (Adafruit Feather boards),
with TX and RX, so if it’s that simple, then it should work.


It’s worth noting that working on one board doesn’t guarantee it works on all of them, especially since different boards may have different memory capacities and pin availability and the like.