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VL53LOX Distance Measurement

tmpAE48The VL53LOX usually comes as a tiny board complete with regulator and is an I2c device capable of measuring short distances.  I thought I’d put it to the test.

The proper description which sounds very impressive is “Time of Flight (ToF) Laser ranging Sensor” – really?   Well, let’s see what it can do. AliExpress sell these for around £5.30 ($7.23) with free postage.

Attached to +5v, ground, SDA and SCL on an Arduino UNO (which means I don’t have to worry about pullup pins for I2c and it just happened to be sitting on my desk at the time) you could start by grabbing the Adafruit library and adding that to an Arduino setup. Read on…

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