Parallax Laser Range Finder
Designed in conjunction with Grand Idea Studio, the Parallax Laser Range Finder (LRF) Module is a distance-measuring instrument that uses laser technology to calculate the distance to a targeted object.
The design uses a Propeller processor, CMOS camera, and laser diode to create a low-cost laser range finder.
Distance to a targeted object is calculated by optical triangulation using simple trigonometry between the centroid of laser light, camera, and object.
Features: Application Ideas:
- Power requirements: 5 VDC @ 150 mA
- Communication: Asynchronous serial; 300–115,200 baud with automatic baud rate detection
- Dimensions: 3.95 x 1.55 x 0.67 in (10.05 x 3.95 x 1.7 cm)
- Operating temperature: +32 to 122 °F (0 to +50 °C)