This is just to get the chat about the Neato LIDAR. Ideas on how to interface it use it or what ever about it.
Robotmaker has had them and selling them. They run on 5v about 500mA. It communicates with serial. I am just not sure of the baud rate parity bit for it.
Being that it can communicate serially. Once you know that stuff couldn't you just use a port and run it serially? Or would that slow the program down processing the info.