Laser Range Finder Build

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by codyspraker, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. codyspraker

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    I am looking to program a micro controller to incorporate a laser range finder in which returns distances with less than 1 meter +- at 0-60 yards. My current idea is to take a real range finder used for hunting or golf and remove all unnecessary parts besides the laser and the receiver. I then hope to interface to micro controller with these parts and hopefully measure distances with high precision. I don't know how realistic this is or if it is possible. I know that the speed of light Time of Flight idea means that the processor must have a fast cycle rate to accurately measure the distance, but i don't know if the microprocessor is capable of doing this with simple loops. Please help me! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated
  2. R!f@@

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 2, 2009
    Welcome to the forum.

    Why built something u have no idea on ?
    And why built something you can buy cheap on ebay ?