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January 23, 2015
about 9 years ago
Actually, parallax is a tiny a problem, just mount the laser pointer immediately adjacent to the emitter on the Lidar and aligned with it and your offset will only be equivalent to the offset at the Lidar module itself, (a fraction of an inch.)
A much bigger problem is the possibility of the laser pointer laser compromising the return from the IR Laser at the Lidars receiver end. If the sensor is sensitive at all to the wavelength of the Laser pointer it can compromise, degrade or completely swamp the signal from the Lidars emitter diode.
This effect will depend on how narrow and effective the bandpass filter on the Lidars sensor is.
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