Laser-based distance measurement devices

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by SyFr, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. SyFr

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    I am looking for a distance measuring device that can measure the distance from a moving object (it is not possible to install a receiving/sending unit outside the moving device). I found a lot of laser-based measurement devices but none of them allows to feed the measurements in "real time" into a PC, e.g. over a USB port.
    Does such devices exist (preferable not too expensive)?

    Accuracy is not that important - it should be in the range of centimeters. The distance that has to be measured is between 20 to 400cm, all outdoors.