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August 28, 2012
Grad student at UW Madison and long time electronics hobbyist.
Tutorial - Laser Tape Measure Hacking
about 6 years ago
I have also begun a hack attempt on a Nikon laser 440 It is a pulsed time of flight rangefinder that uses an iterative search method with a gated avalanche photo diode with ~500m range capability. Currently I have it talking to my computer over the serial port but can’t get any data off of it. I have logic analyzer captures, pin assignments, and connection information on the point to point wiring. Most importantly, this rangefinder uses an Altera FLEX6000 PLD which can be reprogrammed over a standard JTAG adapter with their free quartus web edition software. If there was ever a rangefinder that I believed was hackable, this is it.
I have begun a hack attempt on a long range rangefinder, the Bushnell pinseeker 1500 It is a pulsed time of flight rangefinder with 1500m range capability. Currently I have it talking to my computer over the serial port but can't get any data off of it.
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