Robotic developers, enthusiasts and hobbyists may be interested in the Xaxxon OpenLIDAR Sensor, offering an open source rotational laser scanner for obstacle avoidance, autonomous navigation, and mapping, even in sunlit environments. The LIDAR Sensor is also fully compatible with all versions of ROS. Python ROS drivers and firmware source code are all available via Github.
The Xaxxon OpenLIDAR Sensor is now available to purchase priced at $239 and is designed with a simple mechanical design, using the proven Garmin LIDAR-Litev3 laser distance measurement sensor, wired through a rotational slip ring, with stepper motor drive, two 3D printed frame parts, and an Arduino compatible PCB.
Specifications of the Xaxxon OpenLIDAR Sensor include :
Maximum range: 40m
Sample rate: up to 750Hz
Range sensor: Garmin Lidar-Litev3
Resolution, accuracy: 1cm, +/- 2.5cm
Scanning speed: up to 250 RPM
Drive motor: bipolar stepper ROB-10551
Interface: USB 2.0 micro-B (50cm micro-to-A cable included)
Power consumption, maximum: 300mA @ 5V, 1.5W (supplied via host system USB)
Controller board: Arduino compatible OpenLIDAR PCB
RPM photo sensor: TT Electronics OPB625
Dimensions: 100 x 71 x 42, 66mm spin diameter (see drawing)
Mounting holes: qty 4 of M3, centers on 62.3 x 33.3mm (see drawing)
Made in Canada