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.
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
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.
Omega2 wireless LIDAR kit is sold for $199 including shipping on Onion online store.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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.
never heard of that… link plz?
Search aliexpresss for “xiaomi lds”, or if you want one with usb communication, search for “rplidar”