will you be selling these?? How much? When?
I'm sure that's a question on the mind of anyone interested in laser range finders or maybe just looking for a better way to measure the distance to something. Before I give a direct answer, maybe we could look for a moment at the other range finding technologies available to an Arduino user and consider them in terms of their price and performance.
Finally, with apologies for my prevarication, I think that the Arduino AL_01 laser range finder could be manufactured as a kit for about $350. With a range of more than 40m this makes it the cheapest technology available at $8.75 PER METER. And it can measure to surfaces at any angle, can update at more than 10 readings per second and is totally immune to background light.
But, just because I think it uses really cool and cost effective technology doesn't mean that it's a commercially viable product. My feeling is that for an LRF to have wide appeal it has to retail below $100 and there is no way to get the parts of AL_01 down to this kind of price level.
Something else - how does your sensor cope with full-sunlight outdoor environments? This is one area that I've never seen data on for almost any sensor, but when you start talking about self-driving vehicles, it becomes a necessity. I have no idea how the Kinect or the XV-11 sensor would cope with sunlight...
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