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LIDAR Product Review

I was fortune to be selected by RobotShop to review the PulsedLight LIDAR Time-Of-Flight distance measuring module.

It arrived in very reasonable time. Nice shipping box with sufficient paper packing to insulate the device from damage during shipping. Device itself was contained in a plastic package with associated 6 wire connection cable. One end of the cable contained a 6-pin JST header for insertion into the module. The other end of the cable wires were bare tinned wire.

Note: The +5V wire is red. All others are black.

Update: 7 October 2015   Thank all of you for your interest and ideas! After the waiting here are the winners for this review: wilsorobggallant Congratulations! … Read more

Hacked LIDAR Development

Found this 'neato' (wait for it) little project on diydrones.com.  The project details the workings and implementation of a hacked LIDAR device from a Neato XV-11 vacuum cleaner robot—for the purpose of reusing it in your own personal robotic projects.  Makes for some interesting reading.  Check it out some time....

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/xv-11-lidar-copter

http://xv11hacking.wikispaces.com/home

 

Short post on Successful data out of OSLRF-01 Laser Range Finder

It's late and I'm going to bed. My eyes are blurry, and I've got a headache... but!!!

I'm getting reliable (for the most part) Distance readings out of the OSLRF-01 as evidenced here in my putty dump.  The "ACTUAL" distance to target was in fact 2.67m.  I've got a fairly consistent reflection or ghost at 0.67 and few more stragglers that I will work to filter, but I'm quite pleased.

Prototype of OSLRF01 Arduino Scanning LIDAR (Under $150)

I've finally got pictures to show off the OSLRF-01 Open Source Laser Range Finder.  I've mounted it to a sturdy servo, and am running both currently with An Arduino FIO ... simply because that's the only available Arduino I have at the moment. 

I am also getting boards made up around the ATtiny84 that will sit as a daughterboard on this unit.   But the FIO prototype is to help me get functional code working NOW...

I just received my OSLRF laser Range Finder!

So I received this awesome package in the mail yesterday from LightWare Optoelectronics in South Africa.

LIDAR, LRF, etc HELP!

So I love lasers. Really, really love them. I've bought about a dozen different types of laser modules (green/red) to play with on my next bot. However I'm at a loss as to where to even begin on using them as more than just a "frickin laser beam", and have it actually DO SOMETHING!