Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01

anyone had any experience with the Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01. I see this is one of the units Derivative guys tested with.
Initially when I tried using it it didn’t work… then magically without doing anything (on Mac) it suddenly worked for 1/2 the day. Now no luck again. I can see it connected to my USB port… I’m on a mac - so power can’t be problem - it says it needs 500mA and mac USB is 1100 mA. Couldn’t get it up on PC either… gotta love hardware… btw. the UrgBenri software on the PC works… And I disconnect from UrgBenri before trying on PC. But no luck there in TD either…

Have you tried disabling/enabling the Active toggle, or changing the start step/end step parameters? Doing those actions will send out a new command to get data from the device. It might be that the initial command sent out to the device is failing.

yes i did. finally got it working by resetting the mode via serial