Issue 24 HackSpace magazine: Slamtec RPLIDAR A1 vs Garmin LIDAR-Lite Optical Distance Sensor #Adafruit #Sensors #LIDAR @HackSpaceMag @Adafruit

Two sensors from adafruit.com

Issue 24 — HackSpace magazine features two LIDAR sensors from Adafruit.com head-to-head: the Slamtec RPLIDAR A1 and the Garmin LIDAR-Lite.

Just a few years ago, the thought of a true lidar system at just over $100 USD was crazy talk! We’ve come a long way in just a few short years, and we can’t help but think it’s because of the autonomous car craze.

Each sensor has various strengths and capabilities. HackSpace rated the Garmin 8/10 and the Slamtec 10/10!

See the review below. And see Issue 24 of HackSpace Magazine (PDF, page 117) for all the details.

See these sensors at Adafruit.com

Sensors available at Adafruit.com

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