Build your own ToF sensor array for SLAM

January 13, 2020 //By Julien Happich
ToF sensor array
This month, Terabee is giving away five of its TeraRanger Evo Mini Array kits (8-sensor version), worth 279 Euros each, for eeNews Europe's readers to win.

The kit is highly modular, centred around the TeraRanger Hub Evo board to which you can connect from 2 to 8 TeraRanger Evo Mini ToF sensor modules via provided FFC cables. The acquired data can then be exploited via a single USB or UART interface also provided. Measuring just 29.6x29.6mm by 13.2mm high and drawing only 50mA from a 5V supply, the individual ToF sensors have been optimized for indoor distance sensing with a wide 27° field of view and ranging capabilities from 3cm up to 3.3m with an output distance resolution of 1mm. Using an I 2C/UART or USB blackboard, users can easily switch from single-pixel to multi-pixel modes (1, 2 or 4 pixels) to adapt the device to their specific sensing needs. What’s more, one can choose between three distinct reading modes: sequential, simultaneous and tower mode (in the latter, 4 at a time, odd port numbers vs even port numbers on the Hub). The multi-sensor kit is easy to set up, changing basic system parameters to visualize distance data from the connected sensors. A free GUI is available for quick tests on a Windows PC.

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And last month’s winners are…

In our previous reader offer, Finnish sports watch expert Suunto was giving away 10 Movesense Developer Kits 2.0 , worth 99 Euros each, for eeNews Europe's readers to win.

Lucky winners include Mr M. Odumosu and J. van Wyngaarden from the United Kingdom, Mr S. Ragazzini and S. Camonita from Italy, Mr R. Monsees and M. von Dawans from Germany, Mr A. Richter from Switzerland, Mr C. Papp from Hungary, Mr b. Callebaut from Belgium and Mr A. Craciunescu from Romania.

All should be receiving their packages soon. Let's wish them some interesting findings with their projects.


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