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Using VL53L1X Laser Distance Sensor to measure distance up to 4 meters

Using VL53L1X Laser Distance Sensor to measure distance up to 4 meters

In this video we learn how to use VL53L0X Time-of-Flight (ToF) laser range sensor to measure distance.

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 /*

 * This is code example using VL53L1X Laser Range Sensor from ST semiconductor
 * Using library from Sparkfun (see below)
 * 
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 * 
 * https://www.st.com/content/ccc/resource/technical/document/user_manual/group0/98/0d/38/38/5d/84/49/1f/DM00474730/files/DM00474730.pdf/jcr:content/translations/en.DM00474730.pdf
 * https://www.st.com/resource/en/datasheet/vl53l1x.pdf
 * 
  Reading distance from the laser based VL53L1X
  By: Nathan Seidle
  Revised by: Andy England
  SparkFun Electronics
  Date: April 4th, 2018
  License: This code is public domain but you buy me a beer if you use this and we meet someday (Beerware license).

  SparkFun labored with love to create this code. Feel like supporting open source hardware? 
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  This example prints the distance to an object.

  Are you getting weird readings? Be sure the vacuum tape has been removed from the sensor.

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*/

#include <Wire.h>
#include "SparkFun_VL53L1X.h"

//Optional interrupt and shutdown pins.
#define SHUTDOWN_PIN 2
#define INTERRUPT_PIN 3

SFEVL53L1X distanceSensor;
//Uncomment the following line to use the optional shutdown and interrupt pins.
//SFEVL53L1X distanceSensor(Wire, SHUTDOWN_PIN, INTERRUPT_PIN);

void setup(void)
{
  Wire.begin();

  Serial.begin(9600);
  Serial.println("VL53L1X Qwiic Test");

  if (distanceSensor.begin() == 0) //Begin returns 0 on a good init
  {
    Serial.println("Sensor online Robojax Says!");
  }
  Serial.print("I2C Address of VL53L1X:");
  Serial.println(distanceSensor.getI2CAddress()); 

// set distance mode to Short or long
  distanceSensor.setDistanceModeShort();
  //distanceSensor.setDistanceModeLong();

}





   

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