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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 15:56:47 CDT 2014

what issue? the laser can be looked at all you want as long as you don't
magnify it. It is a class I if you go by old school rating and is rated a
1M if you go by new school ratings.


On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 3:40 PM, paradug <paradug at gmail.com> wrote:

>   Jason,
>      I have wondered about this also. I agree that a 4" height would
> reduce risk, but I could see a situation of a kid lying on the ground to
> look at the robots. I know the vacuuming robot that has the laser sensor
> (displayed by Paul last year) rotates which minimizes the duration of
> continuous exposure, but the manufacturer may limit power or use some other
> method to pass government safety regulations.  I'm just curious. Is this
> issued addressed in the forums or by the seller?
>
> Regards,
> Doug P.
>
>
>   *From:* blackstag <blackstag at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, March 24, 2014 3:20 PM
> *To:* steve alaniz <steve at txtulip.com>
> *Cc:* k5rud at arrl.net ; Dprglist at Dprg.Org <dprglist at dprg.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [DPRG] TOF laser range finder
>
>  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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