I tried both of them, and Eagle made just more sense to me and was easier to learn to work with.
I have not tried the latest versions of Eagle but it looks much improved over older versions.
KiCad does all I need for free.
I already had a license for Eagle to begin with, so it didn’t cost anything for me either
I’m not familiar with the older versions, but the interface of Eagle reminds me of some non-related software I used a lot in the past.
Sorry for bumping up an old question but I’m in the same boat of requirement.
And to my surprise there are quite a few new sensors in town:
This one has 2 transducers instead of 1 therefore has less minimum detection distance as compared to JSN SR04T. It is also completely sealed and waterproof.
Before finalizing on this I had bought another one which was a waterproof modified version of HC-SR04 from here
The 1st one is much more rugged and waterproof as compared to the latter one.
I believe the product in link 1 features the exact same transducer as the SR04T? It’s probably just a very slight modification.Over time, two things I found useful about the JSN-SR04T:
(1) The transducer has a silicone rubber that makes it very easy to mount on a surface and keeps it in place.
(2) Since it’s such a widely used product, the manufacturer could do some minor customizations for us, e.g. a much shorter cable (20cm) to make everything fit in a small enclosure.
Well the product in link 1 is completely sealed and also has 2 mounting screws on either sides. My main reason for using product in link 1 is that it has 2 transducers instead of 1 therefore reduces the blind/minimum distance to 3cm as opposed to JSN-SR04T’s 20cm. The ebay description also has the arduino code for the sensor. Just thought of sharing for future readers. Nothing else
After searching for some more time, I found the exact sensor for this. It is specially customized for trash can measurement using ultrasonic sensors. It uses the same JSN SR04T transducer/probe but with a better board.
Apart from that,
I also found another crazy sensor (https://www.ebay.com/itm/254203597704) which had upto 12 probes/transducers/sensors with 1 board but I believe that is more suitable for robotics, like I suppose using 12 transducers to sense objects in all different directions. Pretty cool and cost saving and power saving too. Makes programming much easier. Not building a robot as of now so just would opt for 4 probes as of now