The Garmin LiDAR Lite v3HP has arrived from RobotShop.
Strictly speaking, I don’t need it for Zoe nor Hermione, the previous version works well, but there are some benefits of the latest version:
- it’s smaller, so sits under Zoe without the LiDAR virtually touching the ground
- its data ready interrupt now works with Rapsberry Pi GPIO
- it’s compatible with the Linux Stretch variant of the I²C protocol.
The latter means I can finally finish Penelope; I’ll be blogging on it as it progresses.
For Zoe, I’m doing various refinement, including a PCB to incorporate the new LiDAR. I’ve also made a custom case foam for her; my plan here is I can show her off at events like the Cotswold Raspberry Jam.
Hermione on the other hand has now become an art-statue only; the only physical difference between her and Penelope is the Scanse Sweep whose creators have just shut down hence no link to their site! I don’t want to further develop object avoidance to the extent of maze tracking when there are no spares available to allow for the inevitable crashes! She is a very pretty statue though, isn’t she!