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Lesson 80: Using Blue VL53L0X 200cm Laser Distance sensors with Arduino

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Part 8: Obstacle Avoidance with Arduino

In this lesson we learn how to use VL53L0X 200cm laser ToF (Time of Flight) distance sensor using Arduino. the module is explained, wiring diagram shown and wiring is explained. Code is fully explained and demonstrated. this code is for single sensor. The video shows blue module.


 /*
* Lesson 80: Using VL53L0X  Sensor  with Arduino 
* This example shows how to use continuous mode to take
range measurements with the VL53L0X.
// Original Source from Adafruit https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_VL53L0X
Modefied by Ahmad Shamshiri for RoboJax.com
Date modefied: Sep 26, 2017


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#include "Adafruit_VL53L0X.h"

Adafruit_VL53L0X lox = Adafruit_VL53L0X();

void setup() {
  Serial.begin(9600);

  // wait until serial port opens for native USB devices
  while (! Serial) {
    delay(1);
  }
  
  Serial.println("Robojax Test");
  if (!lox.begin()) {
    Serial.println(F("Failed to boot VL53L0X"));
    while(1);
  }
  // power 
  Serial.println(F("VL53L0X API Simple Ranging example

")); 
}


void loop() {
  VL53L0X_RangingMeasurementData_t measure;
    
  Serial.print("Reading a measurement... ");
  lox.rangingTest(&measure, false); // pass in 'true' to get debug data printout!

  if (measure.RangeStatus != 4) {  // phase failures have incorrect data
    Serial.print("Distance (mm): "); Serial.println(measure.RangeMilliMeter);
  } else {
    Serial.println(" out of range ");
  }
    
  delay(100);
}

   

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