Heres a price is right prizes for sale video of the the two head-to-head scanning the same room (RP Lidar is the window on the right).
I tried the rplidar product but didnt like it - noisy and a bit rickety.
Its under a lexan dome on a robot for obstacle avoidance.
Pay the extra 200 and get a proper scanning one.Its quiet and spins without vibration.We should note that PulsedLight was acquired by Garmin earlier this year, but Messori isnt worried about it: We have known the sensor development team that is now part of Garmin for more than two years and have maintained a strong relationship with them, he says. .Every single commercial robotics developer).That said, as with all crowdfunded projects, its important to understand that Sweep is not a ready-to-ship product: youre not buying one, youre pledging money to Scanse to help them create and deliver a product in the future.Whatever the application, a lidar is often the single most expensive component in any robotic system, and thats where Scanse saw a huge opportunity: What makes Sweep unique is that, at its core, it relies on a new kind of lidar sensor, developed by a company called PulsedLight.Perhaps most important, theyve also done a lot of the software work for you: Sweep will play nice with ROS, eurocamp loyalty discount will come with an SDK for Arduino and Raspberry Pi (and other languages and drivers for Pixhawk, NIs roboRIO, and more.It takes about 2-10 minutes to complete a scan depending on the scan settings and desired resolution. Update: Scanse has now released those libraries here, in short, I recommend the RP Lidar.I tried it first with the Scanse viewer on Mac to see what it could.We believe there is a lot of opportunity for using this device in the areas of digital art, building information scanning, outdoor terrain scanning and virtual reality environment creation.
Similar low-cost lidar systems typically offer update rates of 2,000 Hz to 10,000.
Image: Scanse, the relatively low cost bit is the problem: lidars are pricey, and an affordable 2D unit, with a range of 10 meters or less, can cost you over US 1,000.