Using two or more VL53L0X Laser Distance meter with Arduino

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This video shows you how to use two or more VL53L0X module to measure distance.
See using 4 sensors

VL53L0X Dimensions


VL53L0X Dimensions 2

Dimensions 2

VL53L0X Emitter and Collector cone angles

VL53L0X Emitter and Collector cone angles

Project Code

  * Original Library soruce:
 * Using 2 VL53L0X Laser Distance Sensors
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Updated by Ahmad Shamshiri in April 2020
 * in Ajax, Ontario, Canada.
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#include "Adafruit_VL53L0X.h"

// address we will assign if dual sensor is present
#define LOX1_ADDRESS 0x30
#define LOX2_ADDRESS 0x31
int sensor1,sensor2;

// set the pins to shutdown
#define SHT_LOX1 7
#define SHT_LOX2 6

// objects for the vl53l0x
Adafruit_VL53L0X lox1 = Adafruit_VL53L0X();
Adafruit_VL53L0X lox2 = Adafruit_VL53L0X();

// this holds the measurement
VL53L0X_RangingMeasurementData_t measure1;
VL53L0X_RangingMeasurementData_t measure2;

    Reset all sensors by setting all of their XSHUT pins low for delay(10), then set all XSHUT high to bring out of reset
    Keep sensor #1 awake by keeping XSHUT pin high
    Put all other sensors into shutdown by pulling XSHUT pins low
    Initialize sensor #1 with lox.begin(new_i2c_address) Pick any number but 0x29 and it must be under 0x7F. Going with 0x30 to 0x3F is probably OK.
    Keep sensor #1 awake, and now bring sensor #2 out of reset by setting its XSHUT pin high.
    Initialize sensor #2 with lox.begin(new_i2c_address) Pick any number but 0x29 and whatever you set the first sensor to
void setID() {
  // all reset
  digitalWrite(SHT_LOX1, LOW);    
  digitalWrite(SHT_LOX2, LOW);
  // all unreset
  digitalWrite(SHT_LOX1, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(SHT_LOX2, HIGH);

  // activating LOX1 and reseting LOX2
  digitalWrite(SHT_LOX1, HIGH);
  digitalWrite(SHT_LOX2, LOW);

  // initing LOX1
  if(!lox1.begin(LOX1_ADDRESS)) {
    Serial.println(F("Failed to boot first VL53L0X"));

  // activating LOX2
  digitalWrite(SHT_LOX2, HIGH);

  //initing LOX2
  if(!lox2.begin(LOX2_ADDRESS)) {
    Serial.println(F("Failed to boot second VL53L0X"));

void read_dual_sensors() {
  lox1.rangingTest(&measure1, false); // pass in 'true' to get debug data printout!
  lox2.rangingTest(&measure2, false); // pass in 'true' to get debug data printout!

  // print sensor one reading
  Serial.print("1: ");
  if(measure1.RangeStatus != 4) {     // if not out of range
    sensor1 = measure1.RangeMilliMeter;    
  } else {
    Serial.print("Out of range");
  Serial.print(" ");

  // print sensor two reading
  Serial.print("2: ");
  if(measure2.RangeStatus != 4) {
    sensor2 = measure2.RangeMilliMeter;
  } else {
    Serial.print("Out of range");

void setup() {

  // wait until serial port opens for native USB devices
  while (! Serial) { delay(1); }

  pinMode(SHT_LOX1, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(SHT_LOX2, OUTPUT);

  Serial.println("Shutdown pins inited...");

  digitalWrite(SHT_LOX1, LOW);
  digitalWrite(SHT_LOX2, LOW);

  Serial.println("Both in reset mode...(pins are low)");

void loop() {
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