TFMini-S - Micro LiDAR Module

via SparkFun
$88.00
SKU SF-SEN-16977

The TFMini-S Micro LiDAR Module is a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as close as 10 centimeters (+/- 6cm up to 6m) and as far as 12 meters (+/-1% starting at 6m)! As with all LiDAR sensors, your effective detection distance will vary depending on lighting conditions and the reflectivity of your target object, but what makes this sensor special is its size. Measuring only 42x15x16mm, the TFMini-S allows you to integrate LiDAR into applications traditionally reserved for smaller sensors.

TFMini-S is a single-point ranging LiDAR based on TFmini upgrade. The blind zone is shortened to 10cm, the outdoor performance and accuracy of different reflectivity are improved, it can achieve stable, accuracy, sensitive and high frequency range detection.

Important: This product does not use laser light for ranging. Instead it contains an LED and optics. Many such systems are being marketed under the name "LiDAR," although it may be more appropriate to think of this device as a "Time-of-Flight Infrared Rangefinder". It differs significantly from traditional IR rangefinders in that it uses ToF to determine range and not triangulation — as is performed by the Sharp GP-series devices.