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Product: USB2LDS

What is the USB2LDS?

The USB2LDS is a board that makes it easy to use a Neato LDS (the LIDAR from the Neato XV-11, XV-25, etc… vacuum-cleaner robots) with a PC. It plugs into the PC through a USB Micro cable and has ports for the LDS and its motor.

Features

  • Virtual serial COM port @ 115200 baud
  • Integrated PID to keep the motor turning at precisely the desired speed
  • Powered from USB, and it powers both the sensor part and the motor.
  • Secondary power input for the motor if you don't want it to be powered from USB
  • Open source and hackable, GPIO pins available

Quickstart

  1. Plug the two connectors of the Neato LDS Lidar on one end, a USB cable on the other.
  2. Connect the cable to your computer, and if needed, install the INF Driver (for Windows).
  3. Open the serial port that has been created with a baudrate of 115200. The motor will start turning and data flowing. It is however NOT human readable, you need a library to decode it and use it.

To go further...

How to buy?

Right now, I only assemble boards on demand, so drop me an email at contact@xevelabs.com.
Price is 30 USD / 30 EUR.
Shipping is 5 EUR for France, 10 EUR for Europe and 15 USD for the rest of the world.

Miscellaneous

Acknowledgments

Contributors:
Nicolas Saugnier (Xevel) - everything so far.

Thanks:
Dean Camera for making the greatest USB library for AVR, LUFA.
Weston T. Schmidt for making the cross-platform app DFU-Programmer!

Inspirations:
Arduino Uno
Adafruit ATmega32u4 Breakout Board

Download / files

For any comment or question: contact@xevelabs.com

product/usb2lds/usb2lds.txt · Last modified: 2016/09/29 13:48 by xevel