Just $1,000 to go (in one day) to get real lasers with LIDAR-Lite!

The cool LIDAR-Lite rangefinder project hit their base goal and are now just $1,000 away from their stretch goal of $75,000. If they hit that they'll switch the LEDs in the current design for real lasers, for even longer range and accuracy. If you haven't backed the project, now is the time. Let's push them over the top! (I've now ordered a second set)

[UPDATE: They did it! Lasers are go]

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Comment by Jonathan Lussier on March 29, 2014 at 2:27pm

It's done, 75,000$ down!  Congrats Dennis!

Comment by Tom Mahood on March 29, 2014 at 3:20pm

You had me when you said "Laser". Everything is better with a laser.

Comment by Vernon W. Bell on March 29, 2014 at 3:29pm

Cool! Congratulations!  Very excited to see what this will bring.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on March 29, 2014 at 3:44pm

Now I just need to get a shark to mount it on.

Comment by Dave on March 29, 2014 at 5:06pm
Backed. Had me at laser too.
Comment by Jason McCarthy on March 30, 2014 at 3:30am

Any idea when we might get this integrated in the Ardupilot code. Hanging out for some of you awesome programmers work. 

Comment by Euan Ramsay on March 30, 2014 at 6:08am

This isn't necessarily ideal for object avoidance, but this unit is not effected at all by other noisy systems, so it is ideal for perfect landings.

Multis want perfect landings too..especially when you...errrr....have "high performance equipment between your legs"....


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Comment by Chris Anderson on March 30, 2014 at 7:47am

Jason: the earlier prototypes are already integrated into the Ardupilot code. Once we get the final versions with lasers, it should be a matter of a few weeks to update, test and release that support. 

Comment by Aaron Curtis on March 30, 2014 at 8:05am

It just reminds me a lot of this project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1108292587/99-lidar-project . That one turned out to be a scam, I guess. With 3DR backing I suppose this project will actually turn into a product.

Comment by Aaron Curtis on March 30, 2014 at 8:07am

I think that came across wrong, I did mean to say congrats!

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