Fuel for the thought.
I wanted to see if anybody has every wanted to try this. I am not sure how it works but I had read about it and wondered if somebody wanted to try it.
I don't see why not. Probably cost would be the only issue.
Yes that would be the only issue. If I had money and more brains I would probably try it. I had seen it on another uav helicopter. I have been trying to do some more research on it.
Count on me.
LIDARs and other laser apps are why I was lead to here as primary application.
Have you been working on something?
I will post the system part of it in a few days.
Then we can talk.
Any laser application, specially for water and vegetation scanning is of interest for me.
I will do whatever I can to help. If I need to build something let me know. I have electronics background and a place to make PCB boards of any kind.
All righty, gimme a couple of days, I post it here.
I have some ideas with immediate applications, problem is I am clumsy with electro-mechanical stuff...
I do not mind to pay for the parts and your build them according to some specs.
So in a few days
That will work.
Do you have any particular sensor in mind? What application are you thinking of?
There's been a couple of discussions re laser range finders.
Here's one talking about hacking a commercial laser range finder.
Sparkfun also had a challenge (with a prize) to try and get people to share if they'd successfully hacked one (I don't think anyone has had complete success).
And here's a guy who successfully interfaced a very expensive ($2k-ish) hokuyo laser range finder.
Needless to say, it would be fantastic if we had a reasonably priced laser range finder!
It would be awesome if we could make a cheaper version. Surely with the Arduino we could find something.
Take a look at this laser range finder.