I recently acquired a Hokuyo UTM-30LX laser range finder: hokuyo-aut.jp/02sensor/07sca … /utm-30lx/
I know there’s already a CHOP for the Leuze ROD4, so my hope is that the road to support for the Hokuyo UTM-30LX is already partially paved. I’d love to help develop this with Derivative if anyone is interested in helping me make it happen.
Hokuyo provides a lot of source code examples for their laser range finders, so I’m thinking this might be a good place to start: urgnetwork.sourceforge.net/html/
There’s also a document that explains the range finder’s communication protocol, so maybe I can just parse the raw data streaming over USB? Here’s the protocol: hokuyo-aut.jp/02sensor/07sca … SCIP20.pdf
Would love to hear anyone’s thoughts on this.