Lightweight and affordable hobby LIDAR

A LIDAR that costs under 50 dollars and weighs under 30 grams.

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The goal of this project is to produce a cheap lidar that is small enough that it can be used on any project, no matter how small. The goal is for the LIDAR to cost under 50 dollars for all parts and weigh under 30 grams. I am planning on making all the files for the LIDAR open source once development is complete.

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phrogjlf wrote 09/03/2021 at 06:24 point

What kind of signal strength range/penetration do you expect?
We could REALLY use one, at my farm.  The previous owner ran this, that, the other willy-nilly.  No ides where the underground plumbing and electrical wiring is, so every time we need to dig, it's random luck nobody dies.

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Steven Gann wrote 01/18/2022 at 18:39 point

LIDAR is surface scanning. It cannot penetrate opaque materials. It sounds like you need ground-penetrating RADAR.

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phrogjlf wrote 01/18/2022 at 19:34 point

Got it.  My misunderstanding was based off of Archaeologists using LIDAR to detect hidden ruins in rainforests.

Could it be used as a sort of artificial horizon for ultralight aircraft?  Light weight being a necessity and getting down safely in changing light conditions can often be tricky.

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