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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 17:22:23 CDT 2014

If your glasses are made for you to read 5mm print from 15m away you might
need to worry :>


On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM, <steve at txtulip.com> wrote:

> SO If I'm wearing my reading glasses. Or anyone wearing glasses... um do
> contact lenses count...run away? Oddly, I have reading lenses in my safety
> glasses so I can read the computer and dials on machinery and that might
> just put me at odds with this unit... the Irony is amazing.
> I have read a thread that mentions a rotating beam with very short
> duration and safeties in place that if the mirror ceases to rotate, or the
> laser gets stuck "on" the fail safes will shut them down.
>   Oh and that comment on four inch people is both politically incorrect
> and files in the face of my shrink ray. Just kidding but what about dogs?
>
> Steve
>
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>
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>  -----Original Message-----
> From: blackstag <blackstag at gmail.com>
> To: paradug <paradug at gmail.com>
> Cc: dprglist <dprglist at dprg.org>
> Sent: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 4:01 pm
> Subject: Re: [DPRG] TOF laser range finder
>
>  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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