ToF Range Finder Sensor Breakout Board w/ Voltage Regulator - VL53L1X

PololuSKU: RB-Pol-633
Manufacturer #: 3415

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Description

  • Carrier/breakout board for ST’s VL53L1X laser-ranging sensor
  • Integrated 940 nm Class 1 laser
  • Resolution: 1 mm / Range: 4-400 cm
  • Features a programmable region of interest (ROI) and a 2.8 V linear regulator

The ToF Range Finder Sensor Breakout Board w/ Voltage Regulator - VL53L1X is a carrier/breakout board for ST’s VL53L1X laser-ranging sensor, which offers fast and accurate ranging up to 4 m. It uses the time of flight (ToF) of invisible, eye-safe laser pulses to measure absolute distances independent of ambient lighting conditions and target characteristics like color, shape, and texture (though these things will affect the maximum range).

ToF Range Finder Sensor Breakout Board w/ Voltage Regulator - VL53L1X

The VL53L1X also features a programmable region of interest (ROI), so the full field of view can be reduced or divided into multiple zones. Distance measurements can be read through a digital I²C interface. The board includes a 2.8 V linear regulator and level-shifters that allow it to work over an input voltage range of 2.6 V to 5.5 V, and the 0.1″ pin spacing makes it easy to use with standard solderless breadboards and 0.1″ perfboards.

  • 1 x ToF Range Finder Sensor Breakout Board w/ Voltage Regulator - VL53L1X
  • 0.5″ × 0.7″ × 0.085″
  • Weight: 0.5 g
  • Resolution: 1 mm
  • Maximum range: 400 cm
  • Minimum range: 4 cm
  • Interface:  I2C
  • Minimum operating voltage: 2.6 V
  • Maximum operating voltage: 5.5 V
  • Supply current: 15 mA

Identifying markings

  • PCB dev codes: irs11a
  • Other markings: 0J9776

Customer Reviews

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Dale
Easy to use and high quality sensor

The sensor gives nonsense data when there isn't an object detected in it's range. So you have to filter that data out, which is really just a minor nuisance. Other than that it is awesome. Fast, accurate and repeatable.

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Jonathan
High resolution sensor at a great price

Performs as well as the $30+ equivalents. Can be impacted by daylight (though very good compared to IR sensors) and any smudges on the sensor itself

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Robbie
Great, easy ranging sensor

I'm using a few of these on a ranging project with a Teensy 3.2. It has been easy to integrate and the software library from Pololu works well. The data comes out as a range value in mm.

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Ron
Excellent rangefinder

Excellent rangefinder. Very small footprint. Low current requirements. Easy to use. Firmware readily available.

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Menfiz
Didn't meet my expectations

As usual, I'm happy with Robotshop service and fast delivery. Regarding the ToF laser sensor itself, it didn't meet my expectations, and had to go for another solution. I didn't really mind the 2 cm linear measurement difference, this can be easily fixed within the Arduino sketch (or calibrate the sensor). However, the results are unreliable. Don't get me wrong, in the exact same carefully set environment, taking care of having the optimal light conditions / reflectors / objects distance / angles etc., based on the sensor limitations, that might work (?). But otherwise, the sensor is too sensitive to reflections, other lights, angles... After attempting many test environments, the best I could get was 85% reliability which is not good enough for my needs. Tests were performed for distances between 6 and 20 centimeters. That's a pity, because a laser sensor should definitely be able to reach a much better reliability rate. That's a design issue, and the internal firmware algorithm needs a rework. IMHO, of couse.

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