Laser Range Finder Build

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Joined 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


Joined 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 ?