Leddar VU8 SPI Interface

Anyone attempted to use the Leddar VU8 through the SPI interface? I have been able to see it work through their configurator but have not been able to capture data on my Arduino UNO R3.

No link to the used hardware, no code, no description of the actual problem, no wiring diagram. Did you really read the sticky post at the top of the forum?

My guess is a wiring problem. The Leddar VU8 is a 3V3 device while the UNO runs at 5V, so you need a level converter. Did you use one?

Sorry didn't add all of that info to my post because I was just trying to see if anyone had attempted this. Thanks very much for the tip on load leveling. Three on order from Sparkfun as of 5 minutes ago!

Mike Roznovsky

Thanks very much for the tip on load leveling. Three on order from Sparkfun as of 5 minutes ago!

Depending on how tolerant the device is you might have already fried it if you connected it to 5V. So if it doesn't work with the level converters you might have to buy a new leddar device.

Good call on the voltage. Guess I got lucky. Didn't fry anything!