The VL53L0X from ST Microelectronics is a time-of-flight ranging system integrated into a compact module.
The VL53L0 uses ST's FlightSense technology to precisely measure how long it takes for emitted pulses of infrared laser light to reach the nearest object and be reflected back to a detector, so it can be considered a tiny, self-contained lidar system. This time-of-flight (TOF) measurement enables it to accurately determine the absolute distance to a target
The sensor can report distances of up to 2 m (6.6 ft) with 1 mm resolution, but its effective range and accuracy (noise) depend heavily on ambient conditions and target characteristics like reflectance and size, as well as the sensor configuration. (The sensor's accuracy is specified to range from ±3% at best to over ±10% in less optimal conditions.)
Tutorial Coming Soon!
- Measure distance up to 2m with a 1mm resolution
- Read measurements off I2C
- Compact size 13.8mm x 10.8mm
- Weight ~1g
- Works great with Arduino!