Lidar Lite V3 with ros

asked 2018-03-05 19:33:33 -0600

sneakycoder gravatar image

Im wondering if anyone would know how i could get sparkfuns Lidar Lite v3 module working with ros. I have it communicating with a raspberry pi, but im unsure how to get it working with ros. Ive been seeing RPlidar around and was wondering if i could somehow use the existing support for RPlidar, but with the Lidar Lite instead of an actual RPlidar module. Heres a link to the lidar module i currently have https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14032

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I used the sensor with gmapping and roboter pepper, I rotated the sensor with a servo motor to get a laser scan area and wrote my own topic for the laser scan. What do you want to do with the sensor?

Henne gravatar imageHenne ( 2018-03-06 00:41:06 -0600 )edit

hi do you use and arduino to accomplish this? i cant seem to get /scan from rostopics

shivarobert gravatar imageshivarobert ( 2018-04-11 16:11:48 -0600 )edit

i never did but @Henne, do you by chance still have your code lying around? That is my exact goal for the sensor

sneakycoder gravatar imagesneakycoder ( 2018-04-11 16:22:34 -0600 )edit

Please take a look at this link for sample code in order to get some simple measurement from Lidar Lite V3 and Arduino.

Farid gravatar imageFarid ( 2018-06-11 04:19:53 -0600 )edit