$200 Omega2 WiFi LIDAR Kit Comes with a 360˚ 2D LIDAR Scanner

Onion Omega2 is a tiny WiFi board running OpenWrt that launched for as low as $5 via a crowdfunding campaign around 2 years ago, and at the time I reviewed Onion Omega2+ board – which comes with more memory and storage – together with its dock, and I found it was fairly easy to get started with the solution.

You can now buy the board for a little over $10, but the company also offers kits, and their latest product is Omega2 wireless LIDAR kit with an indoor 360˚ 2D LiDAR scanner that uses rotating laser ranging to measure and map exact distances to indoor surroundings.

Omega2 Wireless LiDAR kit

The kit is comprised of the following items:

  • Onion Omega2+ board with MediaTek MT7688 MIPS processor, 128MB RAM, 32MB flash
  • Power Dock 2 with 30-pin expansion header and USB host port
  • Delta2B 360˚ LiDAR Scanner
    • Up to 5000 samples/second
    • Range – 0.2 to 8 meters
    • Scan Rate – 4 ~ 10 Rotation/Sec
    • Laser – Wavelength: 780nm, power: 3mW max
    • Resolution – 0.25mm
    • Accuracy – ~1% @ 8m
    • Safety – Complies with FDA Class I standards, non-hazardous to human eyes
  • LiDAR control board + cable
  • 2x Micro USB cables

Omega2 LIDAR running

You’ll need to power Omega2+ and the LIDAR control board with your own batteries or power supply, as shown above.

The company provides a Windows LiDAR Visualization software, detailed LIDAR specifications/documentation, various scripts, and sample code written in Python in a Github repo, as well as a Quick Start Guide.

LIDAR Visualisation
Windows LIDAR Visualization Software – Click to Enlarge

Omega2 wireless LIDAR kit is sold for $199 including shipping on Onion online store.

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Or you can use “spare part” from Xiaomi vacuum robot cleaner, which you can get for under $100. It is well documented and reverse engineered over the web.

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never heard of that… link plz?

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Search aliexpresss for “xiaomi lds”, or if you want one with usb communication, search for “rplidar”