Parallax laser range finder / Game Boy printer hack

Joe Grand, developer of the Parallax Laser Range Finder (LRF) presents this hack interfacing the LRF with a vintage Game Boy printer. The project uses the LRF’s onboard camera, along with a few circuit and firmware mods, to allow the user to take snapshots and have them printed by the Game Boy. Complete source files […]

Parallax introduces laser range finder

Parallax has introduced the Laser Range Finder. “Designed in conjunction with Grand Idea Studio, the Parallax Laser Range Finder (LRF) Module is a distance-measuring instrument that uses laser technology to calculate the distance to a targeted object. The design uses a Propeller processor, CMOS camera, and laser diode to create a low-cost laser range finder. […]

Joe Grand’s laser range finder

Joe Grand has finished work on his Laser Range Finder (LRF) project. This project, which has been in development in cooperation with Parallax Inc., is now in final beta testing. Check out Joe’s development diary for all the exhaustive details and links to development videos. Joe reports that after final tweaking is completed, he expects […]