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VL53L0X on BeagleBone Black
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VL53L0X on BeagleBone Black

by corvek on Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:51 am

I am trying to read the distance from the VL53L0X on the BeagleBone.

Using the Adafruit_BBIO library, I can detect the sensor at the expected address. My noob question is how to get the actual sensor reading? I have had no luck searching online to find any sketch examples of anyone doing this.....

Thanks for any input or guidance on this! :)

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Re: VL53L0X on BeagleBone Black

by drewfustini on Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:54 am

There is an official Adafruit library for Arduino:
Adafruit_VL53L0X

There is an unofficial Python library for the Raspberry Pi that you may be able to adapt for the BeagleBone:
johnbryanmoore/VL53L0X_rasp_python
Python interface to the VL53L0X ST Library

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Re: VL53L0X on BeagleBone Black

by corvek on Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:27 am

Thanks for the link to the Python library for Pi....I will give it a try later this week and update this post with the results. :)

I do have the VL53L0X working on my ESP8266...working on getting it working on my ESP32 feather. Have a separate post regarding that.

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