Shooting Laser to Measure Distance

Shooting Laser to Measure Distance © Apache-2.0

Using the VL53LO and an Arduino for distance measurement.

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About this project

Intro

This time-of-flight sensor is a laser distance sensor, that emits a 940nm laser. It can measure distance up to 125cm quite accurate. Adafruit delivers a ready-to-use library and a functional example you should try.

Wiring

The sensor is connected via I2C. So you have to use pin 4 and 5 on the Arduino Uno/Nano (other Arduinos may have different pins for I2C). It works with 3.3 volts. But since the breakoutboard has a voltage regulator implemented, you can connect it also to 5 volt.

Video

Casing

=> work in progress

Where to buy? You can find it on eBay, if you search for "Time of flight" Or directly from Amazon: Time of flight

Original project page

https://rohling-de.blogspot.de/2017/04/shooting-laser-to-measure-distance.html

Code

Adafruit Library
This library has all what is needed to run this sensor

Schematics

Connecting the laser sensor to the Arduino
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