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[DPRG] TOF laser range finder

Subject: [DPRG] TOF laser range finder
From: blackstag blackstag at gmail.com
Date: Mon Mar 24 15:20:28 CDT 2014

I will warn the 4 inch tall humans before i turn it on.


On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM, <steve at txtulip.com> wrote:

> Hope this does not cause a problem, but what power laser are we talking
> about? I'm uncomfortable with a class2 or higher laser potentially smacking
> someone in the eyes. A handheld laser you use for measuring room distance
> or the distance on a golf course has a human operator who is potentially
> wise enough not to shine it at people, but a robot scanning with a laser
> probably doesn't have the discretion so I feel compelled to mention that
> there is a potential hazard and precautions should be taken to ensure
> everyone's safety.
>
> Steve
>
>
>
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: blackstag <blackstag at gmail.com>
> To: k5rud <k5rud at arrl.net>
> Cc: Dprglist at Dprg.Org <dprglist at dprg.org>
> Sent: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 1:43 pm
> Subject: Re: [DPRG] TOF laser range finder
>
>  Yeah my long run plans are the throw this on a dynamixel and scan with
> it or something like that so i can do some more accurate slam mapping.
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM, Rud Merriam <k5rud at arrl.net> wrote:
>
>>  Not sure if I responded previously but I am interested in your findings
>> with this device.
>>
>> I looked at it earlier, and we discussed it on the list a bit, for my
>> competition robots. I came close to ordering one but held off because the
>> beam width is narrow, as one would expect with a laser, so my rovers would
>> need a scanning mechanism. I did not want to purse that complexity at the
>> time.
>>
>>
>> - 73 -
>>
>> * Rud Merriam K5RUD *
>> * Mystic Lake Software <http://mysticlakesoftware.com/> *
>>
>>   On 3/24/2014 10:15 AM, blackstag wrote:
>>
>>  This arrives today. I should be able to play with it after this
>> weekends makerfaire. So maybe will bring it on for aprils meeting.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM, blackstag <blackstag at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  has a range .5m to 9m
>>> cost is 100 bucks
>>> or make your own starting with a 15 dollar kit.
>>> Shipping is not cheap DHL only.
>>> I already have one on order. Will demo it once it gets in and i get some
>>> code working on it.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=213774.0
>>> http://lightware.co.za/shop/en/laser-sensors/24-oslrf-01.html
>>>
>>> http://arduino-pi.blogspot.ca/2014/03/success-oslrf01-lidar-successfully.html
>>>
>>
>>
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