BrentBXR wrote:out of curiosity what type of distances are we talking?
The open source DS00 LRF kit comes with two different optical modules, one will measure 50m and the other 100m. However, the DS00 uses some expensive parts to achieve this range - APD, hybrid laser, optical filters, special amplifiers etc.
For the new LRF project we want to use lower cost parts where possible and this will inevitably reduce the measuring range. The big question is, what range should we be trying to reach so that we end up with a useful device?