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Description: The Scanse Sweep is a scanning LIDAR sensor designed to bring powerful 360-degree sensing capabilities to everyone for an affordable price. With a built-in LIDAR-Lite, the Sweep possesses scanning capabilities that allow you to adjust the rotation speed on the fly so you can slow it down for more detail, or speed it up for faster reaction times! With a range of 40 meters, a sample rate of 1,000 samples/sec, the Scanse Sweep is a perfect sensor for Robotics, UAVs, site surveying, and Internet of Things (IoT)/security applications.

The Sweep is a single-plane scanner. This means that as its head rotates counterclockwise, it records data in a single plane. The beam starts out at approximately 12.7mm in diameter and expands by approximately 0.5 degrees. Sweep can be connected to low-level microcontrollers directly using its serial port, or to a PC using the provided USB-to-serial converter. It even has two serial port connectors with identical signals, which allows for more mounting options.

Note: This device contains a component which emits laser radiation. The laser product is designated Class 1 during all operating modes. This means that the laser is safe to look at with the unaided eye, however it is advisable to not look directly into the beam when in use. Operating the sensor without its optics or housing or making modifications to the housing can result in direct exposure to laser radiation and the risk of permanent eye damage.

Note: The Scanse Sweep has begun shipping out. Due to the high demand of this product shipments has still staggered as Scanse is actively building each order. Adding a pre-order product to an order may cause a delay. Be sure to uncheck “ship complete order” in your cart to avoid delays in shipping in-stock items.

Dimensions: 65mm x 61.9mm


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


  • 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


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Customer Comments

  • I backed this project on Kickstarter and was lucky enough to get an early unit. Having used Hokuyo & SICK on a number of projects, I have to say that the ease of setup, cost, and performance all lived up to what was advertised.

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    Building the Spherical Sweep 3D Scanner [ ]

  • Does this Lidar work outside? I know it says it could be used for drones, but I’ve used hokuyos in the past and certain models perform pretty poorly outside.

    • Good question - yes Sweep works well outside. It differs from many older scanning LiDAR sensors in that it sends out many micro pulses with a unique signature for each measurement. This unique code allows the sensor to more easily differentiate it’s own light from ambient sunlight, which allows it to use a much lower power laser, and still achieve long range in noisy outdoor environments. This also allows our sensor to work well in environments with many other LiDAR sensors, without the risk of interference.

  • This looks similar to the scanner used by Neato Robotics vacuums. If the performance of my XV-21 is any indication, in many situations the proper application of SLAM should give good results. (Avoid thin or highly reflective obstacles.)

  • Unfortunately, too delicate for sensor embedded in robotics or drone flying. Correct for robot on gym floor or floor very smooth. The product does not tolerate impacts well. Excellent for topography and room scan. If you buy this product, be sure to be delicate. Good product.

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