Why we love the Scanse Sweep 360 Scanning LIDAR

The Scanse Sweep is a single-plain 360 degrees scanning sensor that aims to bring the powerful capabilities of LIDAR to the masses at an affordable price. It features a rotating head that can move both clockwise and counterclockwise. Is a small, compact and lightweight sensor weighing only 120g. It communicates via a UART TTL connection or can be used with plug and play USB helping it to be suitable for almost project or application.

 

What can I use it for?

LIDAR has many uses in modern day technology but there are some that the Scanse Sweep is just perfect for. The Scanse Sweep can be used to create an intelligent IoT Security system, it's long range of 40m and full 360 degree field of view make it the perfect scanner to monitor larger spaces and reduce security concerns. Robotics and UAV systems are where the Sweep shines, with its accurate data range and sampling rates of up to 1000Hz it's great at mapping its surroundings and helping a robot or drone navigate an environment safely. It is also the perfect tool for education it can be used to help teach the basics of 3D mapping as part of a robotics experiment or just simply explaining the science behind LIDAR. Scanse LLC provide drivers and libraries for most of the most popular development platforms including Arduino and Raspberry Pi to ensure you get set up and scanning as quickly as possible.

So what's included in the box?

It included all of the parts you need to get the device set up and scanning packaged in a smart compact box. The parts included with the device are:

  • 1x Scanse Sweep
  • 1x Serial Adapter Board
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 1x Sweep Cable
  • 1x Sweep Pigtail Cable
  • 1x Sweep Pixhawk Cable
  • 4x Mounting Screws

 

Specifications

There are far too many facts and figures as to why the Scanse Sweep is great but here are just a few:

  • Range: 40m
  • Resolution: 1cm
  • Sample Rate: Up to 1075Hz (500Hz default)
  • Field of View: 360°
  • Rotation Frequency: 1–10Hz (Adj.)
  • Interface: 3.3V (5V tolerant) UART TTL
  • Power: 5V @ 450mA to 650ma
  • USB Plug and Play
  • Weight: 120 grams
  • Dimensions: 65mm x 61.9mm

The rest of the details can be found on the Scanse datasheet.

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