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Welcome back! This week we only have two products, but both are pretty high tech. One uses lasers and the other makes 3D objects appear out of thin air. It's a great time to be alive.
You can watch the LIDAR demo by itself here. They wouldn't let me wear the glasses, and this made me sad. Don't worry, I just broke some dishes on my own. The LIDAR Lite should be really cool for the upcoming AVC this year.
The LIDAR Lite is a compact, high performance laser range finder. It has a range of up to 40m and an accuracy of +/- 0.025m. It uses either a standard I2C or PWM interface and works with a 5V power supply, so it's perfect for most microcontrollers.
The LulzBot Mini is an easy-to-use, small form factor 3D printer that is more than capable of producing almost any object you can think up. Though tiny, this 3D printer is mighty! Enjoy tons of new ease-of-use features including auto-bed leveling, auto-nozzle cleaning, and easy carry handle. Plus, the whole thing is open source and backed by a great company.
That's it for this week. We'll have more new stuff next week so check back then. See you next week!