Hi to everyone at DIY Drones!I don't know much about UAVs, my specialization is the design of laser products. I recently made a laser range finder by accident that might be useful in UAVs.It started…Continue
"That looks pretty cool :)
I can see it being useful for terrain avoidance and terrain tracking for UAV's.
Depending on the minimum range, it could be used for precision landing approaches too.
My UAV group spent some time looking at the…"
"Sounds like an interesting application DJ.
As you correctly point out the technology in the DS series chips is based on digital time-base expansion and they use digital versions of the signals that have passed through a high speed comparator before…"
"Thanks for the comments Stephen. I'll put the full details of the soon-to-be-released SF02 on this forum once I get the final parts. Perhaps the lower price and lighter weight will attract more people and it will become a commercially viable…"
"Trust me, there is definitely interest in the UAV user community for cm accuracy at 50 meters. The initial price might have put off some developers, but the SF-02 kit could be a winner. I use my hexacopter as a camera platform…"
Brilliant design. I've had a look at the 2 datasheets you recommended. They were incredibly helpful.
Excuse my ignorance (I'm new to this laser stuff).
I see that the DS00VQ100 chip never actually performs an A2D conversion, and…"
"Hi JD, thanks for the kind comments.
Unfortunately, there's no such thing as a "not so elaborated" LRF! :} The main problem is trying to get components to work at really high speed. When you put these fast devices on a PCB they…"
"hi Laser Developer!
Just to congratulate you on this impressive job! Very nicely done! :D
will I be able to build one for my copter? not so elaborated, a max distance of 60 meters is enough for me ;)
"You can get schematics (Creative Commons license) of one of our other laser kits (DS00) from the website. The Arduino and the DS00 kits use the same controller chip (DS00VQ100) so the electronics is very similar.
There's two documents that you…"
Thanks for comments, I'm glad you liked the project.
We didn't get enough interest in the Arduino kit to make it worth going into full scale production. Instead we're looking at offering an alternative kit (SF-02) which will be…"
"I'm very sorry to hear that, because this kind of product is exactly what I've been looking for !
I just stumbled on this forum thread, and I would be interested in buying one or two units for testing, can you send me your email address…"