DPRG’s monthly meeting for April is on Saturday, the 14th, at the Dallas Maker Space. The meeting starts at Noon.
The topic for this month’s meeting is “LIDAR – measure distance with lasers” and will be presented jointly by members Carl Ott and Doug Paradis.
Laser ranging technologies (LIDAR) have been around for a while. LIDAR enjoys an ever increasing number of applications, and an ever broadening range of sensor options. These days, it’s easy to find inexpensive LIDAR sensors and integrate them with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. This session will give a high level introduction to LIDAR. Part of the discussion, will cover ST’s TOF VR53L0X/L1X LIDAR sensors and the various modules using this sensors that are available. Insights will also be provided on the performance of the Benewake TFMini Micro LIDAR module’s outdoors performance and the the Neato’s LIDAR module’s signal in the Can Can Soccer’s arena.