M5Stack is a robust, Arduino compatible, open source development kit with stackable modules, enabling rapid and high-quality IoT prototyping.
This M5Stack ToF Module is built around the VL53L0X. The VL53L0X is a Time of Flight distance sensor like no other you've used! The sensor contains a very tiny invisible laser source, and a matching sensor. The VL53L0X can detect the "time of flight", or how long the light has taken to bounce back to the sensor. Since it uses a very narrow light source, it is good for determining distance of only the surface directly in front of it. Unlike sonars that bounce ultrasonic waves, the 'cone' of sensing is very narrow. Unlike IR distance sensors that try to measure the amount of light bounced, the VL53L0x is much more precise and doesn't have linearity problems or 'double imaging' where you can't tell if an object is very far or very close.
The module uses I2C interface.
- ToF module
- GROVE Cable
- High precision
- Measure absolute distances up to 2m
- The wavelength of laser: 940nm
- Program Platform: Arduino, UIFlow
- Two Lego installation holes
- GROVE interface
Dimensions: 32.2mm x 24.2mm x 8.1mm