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* The MySensors Arduino library handles the wireless radio link and protocol
* between your home built sensors/actuators and HA controller of choice.
* The sensors forms a self healing radio network with optional repeaters. Each
* repeater and gateway builds a routing tables in EEPROM which keeps track of the
* network topology allowing messages to be routed to nodes.
* Created by Henrik Ekblad <>
* Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Sensnology AB
* Full contributor list:
* Documentation:
* Support Forum:
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
* modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
* version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.
* Version 1.0 - Henrik EKblad
* This sketch provides an example how to implement a distance sensor using HC-SR04
// Enable debug prints
#define MY_DEBUG
// Enable and select radio type attached
#define MY_RADIO_RF24
//#define MY_RADIO_RFM69
#include <MySensors.h>
#include <NewPing.h>
#define CHILD_ID 1
#define TRIGGER_PIN 6 // Arduino pin tied to trigger pin on the ultrasonic sensor.
#define ECHO_PIN 5 // Arduino pin tied to echo pin on the ultrasonic sensor.
#define MAX_DISTANCE 300 // Maximum distance we want to ping for (in centimeters). Maximum sensor distance is rated at 400-500cm.
unsigned long SLEEP_TIME = 5000; // Sleep time between reads (in milliseconds)
NewPing sonar(TRIGGER_PIN, ECHO_PIN, MAX_DISTANCE); // NewPing setup of pins and maximum distance.
MyMessage msg(CHILD_ID, V_DISTANCE);
int lastDist;
bool metric = true;
void setup()
metric = getControllerConfig().isMetric;
void presentation() {
// Send the sketch version information to the gateway and Controller
sendSketchInfo("Distance Sensor", "1.0");
// Register all sensors to gw (they will be created as child devices)
void loop()
int dist = metric?sonar.ping_cm():sonar.ping_in();
Serial.print("Ping: ");
Serial.print(dist); // Convert ping time to distance in cm and print result (0 = outside set distance range)
Serial.println(metric?" cm":" in");
if (dist != lastDist) {
lastDist = dist;