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#1  
I didn’t make it, so no
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Canada
#2  
I recall DJ said he was exploring a live hack video and that was one of the options but then he was Covid locked down in Ontario away from his toys.
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Synthiam
#3  
Yah I would have to create my own plug-in for it. The existing plug-in I didn’t make.
Portugal
#4  
Is the Hitachi-LG LDS Lidar data so different from the XV-11? Could it be just a minor change in the plugin to work?
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Synthiam
#5  
Not sure - I have it on the todo list to take a look at one day. I’m guessing it’s somewhat similar, minus parsing and how ever the crc is verified. I’m sure it’s a minor change since it probably operates the similar way. Are you gonna take a look at it?
Portugal
#6  
Yeah, i will hock it up and see what i get.
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Synthiam
#7  
Nice - let me know what you come up with and i'll give you a hand between projects
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Synthiam
#9  
Geeez, i was looking at the github repo you posted for the surreal arduino library. Oh wow, it was written by a drunken sailor! It actually returns a comma-separated text string? Ha oh geez. Parsing that is going to be a nightmare Glad you're looking into it and not me!
Portugal
#10   — Edited
Hehe, i am glad to, couse i am no programmer.
Well, seem like the lidar i have has a completely different chip (stm32f) and ins not compatible with the XV-11. Back to the robot vacuum he goes.
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There are some cheep Lidar units on aliexpress like the Ydlidar X2L with 8m range and usb interface for 55 euros. I think it is good value for the money. Could it be supported in ARC?
https://www.ydlidar.com/products/view/6.html
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Synthiam
#11  
Cheap doesn’t mean reliable. If you’re asking for me to spend a few days making a robot skill for something that might not even work? That’s a risky thing to do. 

Maybe you guys can find an affordable and proven lidar and I’ll make a robot skill. 

otherwise, I did publish the source code for the hitachi lidar. So anyone else can modify it for any lidar
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Synthiam
#12  
Ooh one other thing. How do you know that lidar won’t work with surreal on an arduino?

you don’t program the lidar. You attach an arduino to the lidar
Portugal
#13   — Edited
I don't have a surreal, I used a h-bridge to drive the motor and the leonardo with the project. Motor spins but don't get any data from it. It is not worth the hassle if I can get a plug and play solution.
Also better wait to see how The Navigator progresses.
Portugal
#14  
And by the way, I see little or no comments to the navigation topic in the community. Seems like all wanted and asked for navigation and mapping and no one pushes forward. Oh well...
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Synthiam
#15   — Edited
Yah... not sure what happened there. But using the realsense is probably enough. The lidar doesn’t really add a lot when the realsense is configured.

guess it depends on people’s expected outcomes of what they want the robot to do