Hall effect sensor

This example is for Wiring version 1.0 build 0100+. If you have a previous version, use the examples included with your software. If you see any errors or have comments, please let us know.

Parallax PING Sensor by BARRAGAN http://barraganstudio.com

Demonstrates use of the pulseIn command to read data from the Parallax PING Sensor

int signalPin = 8;     // sensor signal pin connected to wiring pin 0
long elapsedtime = 0;

void setup()

void loop()
  elapsedtime = 0;
  pinMode(signalPin, OUTPUT);  // set signalPin as OUTPUT

  // Send 0-1-0 pulse to activate the sensor
  digitalWrite(signalPin, LOW);
  digitalWrite(signalPin, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(signalPin, LOW);

  // Listen to pulse
  pinMode(signalPin, INPUT);               // set signalPin as INPUT
  elapsedtime = pulseIn(signalPin, HIGH);  // get the length of the pusle while it is HIGH

  // print value through Serial

  Serial.println(elapsedtime, DEC);