Pi Zero W-based laser rangefinder

A project log for Raspberry Pi-based SmartZoom Imaging

Using a laser rangefinder, distance from camera is calculated and display of image is zoomed in or out dependantly 04/03/2017 at 21:191 Comment

I printed out my preliminary design for the front part of the rangefinder housing and fitted some of the electronics. There were issues.

That is a Pi Noir camera board and three super cheap 5V red dot laser diodes

They looked okay, but when the lasers came on, it was a different story. I designed it so that the diodes fit tightly. I figured, 'If the receptacle in the 3D model is straight, the lasers should shoot straight, right?' Nope. They were all over the place, probably due to manufacturing (in)tolerances. So I need to redesign with a way for the lasers to be aimed.

Here is a rough idea of how the rest of the housing works...

This housing can be mounted on a pan/tilt mount powered by the battery contained within, making the whole unit stand-alone.


seanreynoldscs wrote 05/30/2017 at 15:59 point

Would you be willing so share your STL files, and source code?

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