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!
What are you making with distance sensors or LIDAR? Let us know in the comments below.
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