Yocto-rangefinder

Yocto-RangeFinder

  

The Yocto-RangeFinder is a USB distance sensor (range finder). It works by measuring the time-of-flight of an infra-red laser beam that reflects on the target.

Be aware that this small and relatively cheap module, using a quite harmless laser, does not pretend to be a true telemeter that you could use to measures distances with a millimeter accuracy. Its accuracy is limited, and the detection range depends on the environment. You can find tables describing the expected accuracy depending on the surrounding conditions in the section of the documentation entitled Working principles and limitations.

Measurements can be read directly via USB or stored on the device internal flash for later retrieval when connected again by USB.

This device has been designed so that the sensor itself can be moved away from the USB part by a few meters: simply split the board into two parts and use a 4-wire cable between the two parts.

This device can be connected directly to an Ethernet network using a YoctoHub-Ethernet, to a WiFi network using a YoctoHub-Wireless-g, it can even be connected to a GSM network thanks to the YoctoHub-GSM.

Laser Range finder (ToF) The sensor sensor part can be moved away The sensor sensor part can be moved away This product features a Laser Class 1

USB cables and enclosures to be ordered separately.

CHF 53.63

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Specifications

Product ID:YRNGFND1
Product name:Yocto-RangeFinder
USB connector:micro-B
Width:20mm
Length:58mm
Weight:5g
Chipset:VL53L0X
Max accuracy:3%
Max distance:2m (~6%)
Field of view (FOV):25░
Wavelength:940nm
IEC protection class:class III
Normal operating temperature:5...40░C
Extended operating temperature1:-20...70░C
Supported Operating Systems:Windows (PC + IoT), Linux (Intel + ARM), macOS, Android
Drivers:no driver needed
API / SDK / Libraries:C++, Objective-C, C#, VB.NET, UWP, Delphi, Python, Java, Android
API / SDK / Libraries (TCP only):Javascript, Node.js, PHP
RoHS compliance:RoHS III (2011/65/UE+2015/863)
Suggested enclosure:YoctoBox-Long-Thin-Black-RF
Harmonized tariff code:8542.3190
Made in:Switzerland


1 The extended temperature range is defined based on components specifications and has been tested during a limited duration (1h). When using the device in harsh environments for a long period of time, we strongly advise to run extensive tests before going to production.

Accessories and related products

YoctoBox-Long-Thin-Black-RF, Enclosure for Yocto-RangeFinder (long, thin, black)Fix-2.5mm, screws and spacersUSB-A-MicroB-50, USB 2.0 type A to Micro-B data cable, 50 cm

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Downloads

User manual (HTML)
User manual (PDF)
Product brief
Blueprints
3D file (STEP)
RoHS certificate
Most recent firmware37128 (09/12/2019)
Library for Javascript37780 (10/23/2019)
Library for PHP37780 (10/23/2019)
Library for Objective C37780 (10/23/2019)
Library for C++37780 (10/23/2019)
Library for C#37796 (10/24/2019)
Library for VisualBasic .NET37780 (10/23/2019)
Library for Delphi37780 (10/23/2019)
Library for Python37780 (10/23/2019)
Library for Java37913 (10/29/2019)
Library for Android37913 (10/29/2019)
Library for Command line35652 (06/05/2019)
Virtual Hub for Windows37780 (10/23/2019)
Virtual Hub for Linux, Intel + ARM37780 (10/23/2019)
Virtual Hub for Mac-OS-X37780 (10/23/2019)


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