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Topics => Science and Measurement => Topic started by: levischimelfining on Apr 22, 2019, 10:50 pm

Title: Controlling a 3-D Laser Profilometer
Post by: levischimelfining on Apr 22, 2019, 10:50 pm
I'm attempting to build a machine that scans the surface of an object and measures the various heights of the surface. The output from the laser is an ethernet connection. I plan to use MATLAB to both control the machine and process the resulting data. Is something like this even possible? I know I'll need various shields (relay for stepper motors, ethernet, etc.)
Title: Re: Controlling a 3-D Laser Profilometer
Post by: teunman on Apr 30, 2019, 10:30 am
Yes this is possible.
But what exactly do you want to know?
Also can you explain why you want to use an ethernet connection and MATLAB for control ?

Try searching for LIDAR arduino modules.
Title: Re: Controlling a 3-D Laser Profilometer
Post by: jremington on Apr 30, 2019, 04:57 pm
See this LIDAR scanner project (http://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/hobby-lidar-build/).

Video of it in operation: https://youtu.be/0IQDjnow9k8 (https://youtu.be/0IQDjnow9k8)