I looking to add a laser range finder to my robot. I'm not sure
what sizes they come in but when I've looked on the web they all seem to
be massive military things. I was hoping for something like 40mm Square
tops? Do such things exist? Also I'd like to be able to change the angle
of the laser so I can measure several different distances with only the
Thanks in advance
I haven't seen any tjat small. I've seen some handheld ones about the
size of the smaller binoculars lately. But then I haven't been looking.
What I'd like to suggest, is structured light. Have you looked into that
at all? With a laser and a bar generator (shine laser through clear stir
stick for instance) and then a camera slightly displaced, you can use
the camera to do "triangluation" on where the beam hits, and figure
distances, and to a degree shapes. You might be able to fit that in
something around 40mm.
Yesterday I saw some cheap USB cameras, under $10, from
www.cyberguys.com which might make a nice start on such a thing.
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