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hash79
09-11-2011, 11:06 PM
Check it out... I figure it's been a year and we still don't know which imager is used in the Neato LIDAR, UNTIL NOW! :)

http://random-workshop.blogspot.com/2011/09/neato-xv-11-lidar-disassembled.html

-Hash

Nammo
09-12-2011, 09:48 PM
Congrats on making it to the front page of Hack a Day! It's very interesting how you discovered the part number.

It's also amazing how simple the electronics are. Really makes a homemade version seem within reach... :happy:

Are you going to try to reassemble it?

- Nammo

hash79
09-12-2011, 10:14 PM
Nammo,

Thanks! If I can get a hold of the parts I would like to make an open source version of the LIDAR. Like you said, other than getting everything lined up properly it looks entirely possible to build this in my lab...

I will reassemble it soon, it will be a challenge to figure out how to configure the device. I'm sure the laser and sensor must be aligned before the Unit is first spun up in some sort of test jig. Just a matter of figuring out how that is done and the distances used to configure it.

-Hash