Seeking laser range finder IC with visible light - short distances, accurate

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MrSoftware

Joined Oct 29, 2013
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I'm seeking a laser range finder IC with similar functionality to the VL53L0X ToF laser ranging sensor , but with a visible light component so that you can tell what it's pointed at when working with small objects. Can anyone recommend something? The goal is 1-2mm resolution, 1200mm range, less than $10/ea for the IC. THe VL530L0X functions OK, you just can't tell which object it's measuring if there are multiple small objects near each other.
 

crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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You could add an external visible laser diode and align it with the module laser spot.
You could possibly see the IR laser spot with a digital camera for alignment purposes.
 
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MrSoftware

Joined Oct 29, 2013
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Thanks for the reply. I'm hoping to avoid anything requiring manual calibration in the event I end up making a bunch of these.
 
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