Intel releasing an affordable solid-state Lidar camera #Lidar @Intel

Via a tweet by Chris Anderson, Intel has announced a new Lidar camera (they are calling it):

Price of $349 is very compelling. It’s described as a “Lidar Camera”, but it’s essentially a solid-state Lidar. It returns 23m pixels points/sec in a 70°x55° cone with 9m range. That’s very high def.

I’m impressed

For reference, a normal high accuracy scanner to date might be 10m points in a 360 sphere.

Per the product page, some impressive stats:

  • proprietary MEMS mirror scanning technology
  • less than 3.5W power consumption for depth streaming
  • max distance 9 meters
  • 23 million pixels per second
  • only 100 grams

Their open‑source SDK 2.0 offers a variety of wrappers supporting popular programming languages and platforms. The newest addition to the Intel RealSense Technology family uses the same SDK as all other current generation devices, allowing an easy transition from any of their other depth cameras.

  • OpenCV
  • Python
  • PCL
  • C/C++/C#
  • nodejs
  • ROS
  • Unreal engine
  • LabVIEW
  • Matlab
  • OpenNI
  • Unity

See more in the video below and on the product page. This is one to watch.


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 15,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

What do you want from CircuitPython in 2020?

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/

Maker Business — Apple’s Mac Pro doesn’t fall far from the tree

Wearables — How to twist light

Electronics — Linear Love

Biohacking — Vitamin-C + Gelatin for Accelerated Recovery

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython snakes its way to Teensy 4.0, i.MX Feathers take flight and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Learning from IoT Projects, Adafruit Joins the LoRa Alliance, Ring Ransoms, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode: Opening a World of Possibilities

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.