The Botvac Lidar is a 360 degree 2D laser scanner that’s been removed from a used Neato Botvac Series Robotic Vacuum. Each Lidar unit is fully tested and verified and we offer a 30 day replacement warranty against DOA.
There are many use case scenarios for a Lidar. Any project needing distance measurements can benefit, but the primary usage is typically on robotics platforms used for navigation and localization. If you’re using ROS (Robot Operating System), this is the quickest way to implement a Botvac Lidar into your robotics platform, but ROS is not a requirement.
The Lidar Controller allows you to stop and start the lidar with serial commands as well as get useful debugging information such as the current RPMs and distance readings in easy to read ascii text. See the product page of the Lidar Controller for more detailed information.
Power and communication is via USB cable. The USB power is more than enough for the unit even with the newer Raspberry Pi’s, but if power is a concern a powered USB hub can be used.
About the Lidar:
- Distance readings are in mm with a minimum of 15cm to a maximum of 6m.
- Scanning frequency is 5hz at the maximum 300 RPMs, supplying 360 points each revolution.
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