Timeslapse rework – VL53L1X to VL53L4CD QT breakout

One nice thing about standardizing on Stemma QT is that it makes it super easy to swap chips out when new versions appear. Here we are reworking a VL53 breakout to remove the older chip and replace it with a VL53L4CD https://www.st.com/en/imaging-and-photonics-solutions/vl53l4cd.html which is a new time of flight sensor from ST. this one has lower range, only up to 1.3 meters instead of 4 meters BUT it can do much closer reads, as little as 1mm away, so it could be useful in some situations where the sensor could bump up against what it is trying to sense – video.

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