The sensor has a simple mechanical design, using the proven
laser distance measurement sensor, wired through a rotational slip ring, with stepper motor drive,
two 3D printed frame parts,
and an Arduino compatible PCB.
Power and communication are delivered via USB cable.
Dimensions: 100 x 71 x 42, 66mm spin diameter (see drawing)
Mounting holes: qty 4 of M3, centers on 62.3 x 33.3mm (see drawing)
Made in Canada
The sensor is compatible with Linux, Windows, and MacOS operating systems,
running on either x86 or ARM architectures. However, full drivers and support are currently
limited to systems running Linux OS with the Robot Operating System (ROS-Inigo/Kinetic/Melodic).
But, communication with host-systems other than Linux/ROS is straight forward using any
progrmaming language, thanks to the OpenLIDAR PCB's
Video: Real Time MAPPING of rooms with OpenLIDAR sensor and Oculus Prime robot Sample rate 715 Hz, 180 RPM, Gmapping algorithm, RViz visualization, 1m grid,
red points=raw lidar data
Manipulate settings in real-time with ROS rqt_reconfigure GUI tool
The simple, open design of the Xaxxon OpenLIDAR makes it easy to modify and service, or design and build your own custom