TOF Distance Sensor Whisker

AST1024

Whisker Kickstarter Item


Note: This item is currently only available on Kickstarter, it will be for sale on our site after the Kickstarter is complete and rewards have been fullfilled



DESCRIPTION

This Whisker features a VL53L0X Infrared Time-of-Flight sensor, most often used for distance detection between 2cm and 2m! 

The Whisker Adapter TinyShield (ASD2022) incorporates level shifting and a local power supply to ensure proper and safe operation over the entire TinyDuino operating voltage range up to 5V.

To learn more about the TinyDuino Platform, click here

    TECH SPECS

    VL53L0X Time-of-Flight Sensor Specs

    • Fully integrated miniature module
      • 940 nm laser VCSEL
      • VCSEL driver
      • Ranging sensor with advanced embedded micro controller
    • Fast, accurate distance ranging
      • Measures absolute range up to 2m
      • Reported range is independent of the target reflectance
      • Advanced embedded optical cross-talk compensation to simplify cover glass selection
    • Eye safe
    • I²C
      • Compatible with 400 kHz (FAST mode)
      • Address: 0x52

    TinyDuino Power Requirements

    • Voltage: 3.0V - 5.5V 
    • Current:
      • Hardware Standby: 5uA
      • Software Standby: 6uA
      • Timed Ranging Inter Measurement: 16uA
      • Active Ranging Average Consumption: 19mA

    Pins Used

    • A5/SCL - I²C Serial Clock line
    • A4/SDA - I²C Serial Data line

    Dimensions

    • 10mm x 10mm (.393 inches x .393 inches)
    • Max Height (from the lower bottom of Whisker to upper top Whisker Connector): 3.70mm (0.15 inches)
    • Weight: 1 gram (.04 ounces)

    NOTES

    • You can also use this Whisker without the TinyDuino – modifying the connecting cable by removing the opposite connector and stripping/tinning the wires, you can solder the connector cable to any other microcontroller board of your choice!   

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