Pimoroni VL53L1X Time of Flight (ToF) Sensor Breakout

SKU: CE05771 Brand: Pimoroni
An all-singing, all-dancing time of flight distance sensor that uses PEW PEW LASERS (low-powered ones), our VL53L1X breakout is easy to use with Raspberry Pi or Arduino alike!
$44.20 AUD, inc GST
$40.18 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Thu, 30th of May

Quantity Discounts:

  • 10-25 $38.57 (exc GST)
  • 25+ $37.37 (exc GST)
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1 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

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  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

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An all-singing, all-dancing time of flight distance sensor that uses PEW PEW LASERS (low-powered ones), Pimoroni's VL53L1X breakout is easy to use with Raspberry Pi or Arduino alike!

These low-power-laser-based time of flight sensors have great accuracy and sampling frequency, and this particular sensor has a wide range of detection, from 4cm to 4 metres.

Use it as a proximity sensor, for presence detection, or as a laser tape measure! The speed, accuracy, and range, make this sensor ideal for collision-avoidance on robots.

It's also compatible with Pimoroni's fancy new Breakout Garden, where using breakouts is as easy just popping it into one of the six slots and starting to grow your project, create, and code.

Features

  • VL53L1X Time of Flight (ToF) sensor (datasheet)
  • 4-400cm range (27° field of view)
  • Up to 50Hz ranging frequency
  • +/- 25mm accuracy (+/- 20mm in the dark)
  • I2C interface (address 0x29)
  • 3.3V or 5V compatible
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi, and Arduino
  • Python library
  • Dimensions: 19x19x3.2mm (LxWxH)

Contains

  • VL53L1X breakout
  • 1x5 male header
  • 1x5 female right-angle header

Pimoroni have designed this breakout board so that you can solder on the piece of right-angle female header and pop it straight onto the bottom left 5 pins on your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header (pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9).

Software

Pimoroni's Python library makes it straightforward to use your time of flight sensor, providing methods for short, medium, and long range, and returning distances in mm. Pimoroni have also included a couple of examples that graph distance sensed, and set a threshold distance at which events can be triggered.

Software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.

Product Comments

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

Some batteries (such as LiPo) can't be shipped by Air. During checkout, Express Post and International Methods will not be an option if you have that type of battery in your shopping cart.

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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