Affordable and open-source LIDAR based on 3x VL53L0X ranging sensor

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The first objective of this project is to create a LIDAR (Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging) entirely open source, the secondary objectives are to make it as small and affordable as possible.


- 3 x VL53L0X - Time-of-Flight ranging sensor

- On board incremental encoder with XSHUT signals for on start setup.

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  • 3 × VL53L0X Time-of-Flight ranging sensor
  • 1 × Rotor PCB board Mount for the 3x VL53L0X with an encoder and zero position
  • 1 × Main PCB board Basic Breakout (on-board µC in the future)
  • 1 × Mini 5V Motor
  • 1 × Cassette belt

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  • First board design

    JRodrigo05/14/2018 at 22:22 0 comments

    For the first board design I opted for a basic design, like a breakout board. Once the prototype works correctly. But in the future the best option is to integrate a microcontroller to get the measurement and control the motor speed, obtaining this data via I2C, SPI, ...

    Main board breakout

    It's just a board with a MOSFET to control the motor speed and a pin header for the signals. To carry the rotor signals (VCC,GND,SDA,SCL,XSHUNT+ENCODER) I'm going to use the pins from a SD card slot.

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ris wrote 4 hours ago point

So... why are you spinning the sensors and not a mirror?

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