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Android app saving RGB Depth images with their ARPose of Huawei phones (Honor 20 View; Huawei P30 Pro. ) with Tof sensor (using AREngine SDK)

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3D Recorder allows you to save the RGB and Depth images along their world poses (rotation and position) from your Huawei phone (with a Tof camera). Download last Android APK.

Thoses image can be visualized on the mobile itself or on my online viewer.

You can choose how often to save the images and the rgb resolution (up to 3968×2976). Thus if you choose a small resolution (eg 1440×1080) you can create a 3d video. If you choose a too big resolution the fps will drop and thus a few images per second will be saved.

  • Save depth (240×180, binary DEPTH16 and 16bits grayscale PNG OpenCV CV_16UC1)
  • Save 2 rgb images (1 VGA 1 with choosen resolution max 3264×2448)
  • Save poses in CSV download sample
  • Export RGBD into PLY files download sample
  • Poses viewer and video editor (webview)

Measure the distance of the center (depth) of the object to the camera (center depth pixel)

That app has only been tested on Honor View 20 which has a tof sensor. This is the cheapest Huawei phone with Tof, you can find 2nd hand around 180€.

  • Improve photo quality : I should make an alternative with Camera2 API google-ar/arcore-Android-sdk#120, which allow to access camera properly
  • Improve video framerate and resolution : currently 30fps (1440×1080) or 25fps 4K (3968×2976 jpg quality 80%) Use MediaRecorder to save video. Should probably use ARCore or Camera2 API Or check alternative with opengl surface

It seems that there is an offset of 1 between rgb and depth eg: 00000182_image.jpg 00000183_depth16.bin (check in my sync-rgbd.html)

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Android app saving RGB Depth images with their ARPose of Huawei phones (Honor 20 View; Huawei P30 Pro. ) with Tof sensor (using AREngine SDK)

The Huawei P30 Series has 10 incredible camera modes. Here’s a detailed guide to using them.

Much has already been said about the Huawei P30’s photo-capturing prowess.

The latest in the Chinese company’s P flagship series of smartphones stirred up quite the buzz ever since its unveiling in Paris in March. Topping DxOMark rankings and securing stellar reviews from tech sites and YouTubers, Huawei has clearly outdone itself with the P30.

The flagship device’s shooter is a complex piece of photography engineering. It has 40-megapixel quad cameras on the back (co-created with longtime collaborator, Leica), jaw-dropping low-light capabilities, and a killer zoom.

Complementing the array of hardware are 10 camera modes, each created for different needs and wants in mind. Here’s a rundown on each mode:

Huawei Dual-View Video

Dual-View is the latest feature to arrive on the P30 Pro with the latest B153 software update released by Huawei. It allows you to record video from the primary lens as well as the zoom lens simultaneously and create a split-screen video that is both panoramic and a close up.

How to activate Dual-View: Camera – – Select Dual-View Video.

SuperZoom

The SuperZoom needs no introduction. The 5x optical zoom gets you closer to your subject without using hybrid or digital zoom.

Then there’s the up to 10x hybrid zoom on top, which uses the other cameras to fill in detail. If that wasn’t enough, you get a 50x digital zoom, which gives you the ability to read text from a distance or closing up to your favorite singer from the back of a concert.

How to activate SuperZoom: Camera – Close up to your subject by adjusting the zoom with your fingers.

Note: The maximum zoom for the P30 is 30x and 50x for the P30 Pro.

ISO control

For the P30 series, Huawei changed the color capture mode from the industry standard RGB to RYYB, replacing the green with two types of yellow. This helps to achieve better low-light control.

Besides, with a maximum ISO of 409600, the P30 Pro can capture photos in low-light environments where the human eye can pretty much only see darkness.

How to change the ISO on your P30 Pro: Camera – PRO Mode – Crank up the ISO to 409600.

Silky water

The Silky water mode is essentially creating long exposures along surfaces of flowing water to create a light painting –– all without a tripod.

How to activate Silky water mode: Camera – – Light Painting – Silky water.

Macro

Take detailed and super-up close shots from as close as 2.5cm from the subject to capture details not normally seen with the naked eye.

Huawei P30 Pro Dual View Video with new Firmware Release

How to activate Macro mode: Camera – – Super Macro.

Monochrome

Monochrome is perfect when you want to add drama to an otherwise mundane photo.

How to activate Monochrome: Camera – – Monochrome – Under Monochrome, choose between Normal, Aperture, Portrait, and Pro.

Aperture

Aperture mode is needed to create shallow depth of field effects that mimic photos taken with a DSLR, focusing on the subject while blurring out the background. The P30’s aperture is set at f/1.8 while the P30 Pro has upgraded to aperture f/1.6.

How to activate Aperture: Camera – Aperture – Adjust the parameters such as focal length, focal point, and aperture level according to the shooting scene.

Portrait

For portrait shots, the Huawei P30 Pro utilizes Time-of-Flight (ToF) for auto-FOCUS and separation of object and background. The results are stunning and sharp.

The mode doesn’t only work well with blank backgrounds. It’s also Smart enough to disallow colorful backgrounds from overpowering the subject

How to activate Portrait: The P30 is Smart enough to bring up Portrait mode when needed. You can manually turn it on by going to Camera – Portrait.

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HDR Mode

What’s HDR? Hight-dynamic-range. The dynamic range is the difference between the brightest and the darkest elements of a picture. HDR is a process which increases this dynamic range beyond what is captured by the camera’s sensors.

The end goal of this feature is to take photos with a higher dynamic range, fewer noise and clearer details.

How to activate HDR: Like Portrait, the P30 brings up HDR automatically if required. Otherwise, bring it up manually under Camera –

Selfie

The P30 Pro’s 32-megapixel shooter is built to take perfect selfies. It’s high in detail, but doesn’t seem over sharpened.

How to activate Selfie: Camera – Selfie – Adjust settings according to your photography needs.

Which is your favorite mode?

With 10 impressive camera modes at your disposal, you’ll definitely find one that suits your need –– whether you’re a portrait enthusiast or someone who roams the hills searching for that perfect landscape shot.

Now, go out, take some photos, and join the NEXT Image Awards for a chance to win US20,000 and a brand new Huawei P30 Pro.

The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro retail for RM2,699 and RM3,799 respectively, and can be purchased at all Huawei Brand Stores and major telcos.

In conjunction with the Ramadhan season, the official Huawei Malaysia online store is offering amazing deals and surprises when you purchase the P30 Series. Particularly, purchasing a Huawei P30 on the official online store can be entitled to a Wireless Charging Case and a Huawei Wireless Charger while the Huawei P30 Pro comes with a Huawei Talkband B5 worth RM599.

Things We Don’t Like About Huawei P30 Pro Cameras

After partnering with Leica in 2014, Huawei has crossed some impressive milestones when it comes to smartphone photography, and combined with the power of AI-equipped chipset, it has raised the bar in terms of innovation for other mobile phone makers around the world.

It has come a long way from being another name when it comes to camera phones and thus, Huawei’s struggle to beat the odds can be seen in its recent flagship device, Huawei P30 Pro. The flagship device, since its official debut in March 2019, has managed to shake up the smartphone industry thanks to its leading quad-camera setup which includes

  • 40MP Wide Angle Lens with f/1.6, OIS, 1/1.7 inch sensor
  • 20MP (16mm) Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2, 1/2.7 inch sensor
  • 8MP (125mm) Telephoto, 5x optical Zoom, f/3.4, OIS, 1/4 inch sensor
  • ToF (Time of Flight) 3D sensor for depth perception

Huawei P30 Pro with triple camera, TOF sensor & 5X Optical zoom: First Look | Digit.in

In our detailed camera review, we managed to capture some amazing shots using Huawei P30 Pro’s rear and front cameras and were surprised to see how many details it can manage to preserve in an image even in low-light conditions. But, everything about this camera phone is not as breezy as it may seem.

To give you a peek into the dark aspects of this device, here are some of the things that we disliked about the cameras of the Huawei P30 Pro.

x Zoom and the Mystery of the Shaking Hands

The 8MP telephoto lens of Huawei P30 Pro enables us to take 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom but the main selling point of this sensor is the 50x digital zoom that can capture a subject that can hardly be seen by the naked eye.

During our testing, it was not much of a surprise to see the phone struggling while going above 32x zoom but at night it becomes almost impossible to take a picture with 50x zoom because it is helpless against the shaking of one’s hands. Most of the time, the pictures came out completely blurry and we had to take repeated shots in this camera mode.

Ultra Wide Angle Lens Does Not Know Colors

The 20MP Ultra Wide Lens comes with the ability to cover more than 120 degrees field-of-view and while it does pan out to take in more of the scenery, it fails on a major front; color reproduction. Let’s see the camera lens in action below:

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The pictures taken with the ultra-wide-angle lens are oversaturated and there is a visible loss of details that can be observed especially on the sides of the image.

You can also notice that the photo is covered with a bluish tint which has snatched away the subject’s original color, making it seem like an edited byproduct of faulty software. Below, you can again observe the same behavior of the ultra-wide-angle lens.

It continues its behavior even in low-light conditions. You can see that the ultra wide-angle lens has washed out the original colors in the image below and simply put has captured an ugly photo with a major loss of details.

The Lens Flare Episode

Huawei P30 Pro has been marketed as a smartphone that is made for photography lovers and thus it is quite bothersome to see such a basic flaw in the device’s camera. While shooting in low-light conditions, outdoors as well as indoors, the light from an artificial source disperses in the image causing the lens to flare up.

Whether it is white light or a yellow one, if your subject is close to it, you cannot take a picture without the light source dazzling like a star in the sky which ruins our chances to take some artistic or even normal photographs.

Following is an image shared by one of the P30 Pro users on Huawei’s forum. Here you can see how much worse this lens flare problem can become if you are shooting in a well-lit area at night.

Huawei has undoubtedly created a camera that can see in the dark but its inability to shoot the same quality stills in the light calls the phone’s camera prowess into question.

You can try to resolve this issue to some extent by using AI HDR mode but it is a constant problem that spoils P30 Pro’s moniker of low-light camera king for us.

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x Hybrid Zoom and the Blackout Effect

Huawei P30 Pro is the first smartphone that comes with a 10x lossless hybrid zoom lens and we are quite impressed with how much details it can capture without distorting the image during the day as well as at night. But sadly, sometimes while using this feature at night, the end result is a completely black photo in an abyss of nothingness.

It is a recurring problem that can easily annoy the user as they’ll have to try to recapture their perfect shot. By summoning some patience for the “blackout effect,” you can take some good quality shots with 10x zoom even with minimum lights in the surroundings.

The Case of Missing Autofocus in Selfie Camera

The 32MP selfie camera that resides inside the tiny dewdrop notch of the Huawei P30 Pro lacks a common feature that can be found in many other flagship phones; the ability to autofocus.

Just like its predecessor, P30 Pro comes with a fixed-FOCUS lens that loses details while taking selfies at different distances. If you are taking a picture alone or with a friend in a close range of the sensor, you will get some amazing shots but if the selfies are meant to include you and some amazing background or scenery, the end result may not be too sharp and you will end up losing some of the details.

Disastrous Video Quality while Zooming In

The telephoto lens can help to take some good close-up images but when it comes to shooting a video, let’s just say you should try it at your own risk. The video quality while zooming in is worse than poor and you get highly pixilated clips that lack details and textures.

We do agree that the company has come a long way in designing its camera app’s interface but the rush to find the relevant mode from the menu and repeatedly sliding from photo to more options becomes exhausting after a few tries.

Are you facing any other problems with the P30 Pro’s cameras? let us know in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев below

What is a Time of Flight Sensor and How does a ToF Sensor work?

Have you heard of time of flight also known as ToF being used in your phones, cameras, etc but do not know what are they used for and how it works?

Through this guide, you will learn all about ToF sensors and cameras from

  • What is a Time of Flight Sensor?
  • How does a Time of Flight Sensor work?
  • Benefits of using Time of Flight Sensor
  • Limitations of ToF
  • Time of Flight Sensors Example

What is a Time of Flight (ToF) Sensor?

So, what exactly is a time of flight camera? Is it a camera that captures a plane flight? Is it related to anything with planes or aircraft? Well, it is actually pretty far off!

ToF is the measurement of the time taken by an object, particle, or wave to travel a distance. Do you know a bat’s sonar system works? The time of flight system is similar to that!

There are various types of Time of Flight sensors out there but mostly being Time of Flight cameras and laser scanners that uses a technology called Lidar (Light detection and ranging) to measure the depth of various points in an image by illuminating with infrared light. A little info about Lidar if you do not know, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges.

To learn more about Lidar, you can check out our guide on What is a LiDAR Sensor? – Technology, Uses, Projects to find out more.

Data generated and captured with ToF sensors are very useful as they can provide pedestrian detection, authenticate users based on facial features, environment mapping using SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) algorithms, and many more.

What is SLAM? To learn more about SLAMTEC, you can check out our guide on SLAMTEC, RPLIDAR, Mapper and SLAMware to find out more.

The system is actually widely used in robots, self-driving vehicles, and now even your mobile devices. To give you a few examples, if you are using the Huawei P30 Pro, Oppo RX17 Pro, and LG G8 ThinQ, your phone has a ToF camera!

How does a Time of Flight Sensor work?

Now that we got a brief idea of what a Time of Flight Sensor is, how does it work exactly?

ToF sensors use a tiny laser to fire out infrared light where the light produced will bounce off any object and return to the sensor. Based on the time difference between the emission of the light and its return to the sensor after being reflected by an object, the sensor is able to measure the distance between the object and the sensor. Today we will be going through 2 ways that ToF uses travel-time to determine distance and depth which are:

Using Timed Pulses

For example, it works by firstly illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflected light with a scanner where the distance of the object is deduced using the speed of light to calculate the distance traveled accurately. In addition, the differences in laser return times and wavelengths are then used to make precise digital 3D representations and surface characteristics of the target and visually map out its individual features.

As you can see above, that is the process where the laser light is first emitted and bounced off an object back to the sensor. With the laser return time, ToF cameras are able to measure the exact distance in a short time given the speed at which light travels. (ToF is translated into the distance) Here is the formula which analysts use to arrive at the precise distance of the object:

(Speed of light x Time of flight) / 2

As you can see, a timer will start during the exit of the light and when the return light is received by the receiver, the time is returned by the timer. When the two times are subtracted, the “time of flight” of the light is obtained, and the speed of light is constant, so the distance can be easily calculated using the formula above. With this, all points on the object’s surface can be determined

Using Phase Shift of an Amplitude Modulated Wave

Next, ToF can also use continuous waves to detect the phase shift of the reflected light to determine depth and distance.

By modulating the amplitude, it creates a light source of a sinusoidal form with a known frequency which allows a detector to be able to determine the phase shift of the reflected light by using the formula:

where c is the speed of light (c=3×10 8 m/s), λ is one wavelength (λ=15 m), and ƒ is the frequency, each point on the scene can be easily calculated by the sensor to find out the depth.

And all these are happening very fast as we are working with the speed of light. Can you imagine how precise and fast the sensor is able to measure? Let me give you an example, as light travels 300,000km per second, if an object is 5m away from you, the time difference between the light leaving the camera and returning is roughly 33 nanoseconds which are equal to only 0.000000033 seconds! Wow! Not to mention, data captured will be for each and every pixel in the image which gives you precise 3D digital representations.

No matter which principle you use, providing a light source capable of illuminating the entire scene allows the sensor to determine the depth of all points. The results of this give you a range map where each pixel encodes the distance to the corresponding point on the scene. Here is an example of what a ToF range map looks like:

Now we know ToF works, why is it good? Why should you use it? What benefits do they have? No worries as here are some advantages to using a ToF sensor:

Benefits of using Time of Flight Sensor

Precise and Fast Measurements

Compared to other distance sensors like ultrasonic or laser, Time of flight sensors is able to compose a 3D image of a scene very quickly. For example, ToF cameras are able to do that in just one shot. Not only that, ToF sensors are able to accurately detect objects in a short time and are unaffected by humidity, air pressure, and temperature making them suitable for outdoor and indoor use.

Long Range

As ToF sensors use lasers, they are able to measure long distances and ranges with great precision too. For example, our RPLiDAR S1 Portable ToF Laser Scanner Kit has a range of 40m! Due to this, ToF sensors are flexible as they can be able to detect near and far objects of various shapes and sizes.

It is also flexible in a scene as you are able to customize the optics of your system for optimal performance where you can select emitter and receiver types and lensing to obtain your desired field of view.

Safe

Worried that lasers coming out from your ToF sensor may harm your eyes? No worries! As many ToF sensors now use low-power infrared laser light as their light source and drive it by modulated pulse. Sensors reach Class 1 Laser Safety Standard which ensures their safety to human eyes.

Cost-Effective

Compared to other 3D depth range scanning technology like structured light camera systems or laser range finders, ToF sensors are relatively much cheaper when compared to them.

Despite all these limitations, ToF is still pretty reliable and a very quick way to capture 3D information.

Limitations of ToF

Even though ToF has many benefits, it has limitations too. Some limitations of ToF include:

Scattered Light

In the event that very bright surfaces are located very near your ToF sensor, they can scatter too much light into your receiver and create artifacts and unwanted reflections as your ToF sensor only requires light that has been reflected just once for measurement.

Multiple Reflections

When using your ToF sensor on corners and concave shapes, they may cause unwanted reflections as light may be reflected multiple times which distorts measurement.

Ambient Light

When using a ToF camera in the great outdoors with bright sunlight can make outdoor use difficult. This is due to the high intensity of the sunlight can cause a quick saturation of the sensor pixels where actual light reflected off an object cannot be detected.

Time of Flight Sensors Examples

So far you know what a time of flight sensors is, what they are used for, how they work, and their advantages and limitations, you are pretty knowledgeable on ToF sensors now!

Interested in using ToF sensors in your projects? Here are some of my personal favorites which I think will be perfect for your projects! You can use them for various applications like factory automation, building automation, appliances, etc.

Let us look at the first ToF sensor:

RPLiDAR A1M8-R6 360 Degree Laser Scanner Kit – 12M Range

  • RPLIDAR A1 is a low-cost 360-degree 2D laser scanner (LIDAR) solution developed by SLAMTEC. The system can perform a 360degree scan within a 6meter range. The produced 2D point Cloud data can be used in mapping, localization, and object/environment modeling.
  • RPLIDAR A1’s scanning frequency reached 5.5 Hz when sampling 360 points each round. And it can be configured up to 10 Hz maximum.
  • RPLIDAR A1 is basically a laser triangulation measurement system. It can work excellently in all kinds of indoor environments and outdoor environments without sunlight. For your convenience, we made a table comparing different RPLiDARs so you can easily pick one that suits your project!

RPLiDAR S2 Low Cost 360 Degree Laser Range Scanner – 30M Range

  • RPLIDAR S2 is a new generation of low-cost two-dimensional laser ranging radar, which can perform a 360-degree Omni-directional laser ranging scan within a 30-meter radius of a two-dimensional plane, and generate a flat point Cloud map of the space in which it is located information. It can be used in practical applications such as map surveying and positioning and navigation.
  • RPLIDAR S2 adopts laser time-of-flight ranging technology, coupled with the high-speed laser acquisition and processing mechanism developed by SLAMTEC, which can perform 32,000 ranging actions per second. It uses non-contact energy and signal transmission technology, overcomes the life limitation of traditional lidar, and can operate reliably and stably for a long time.

DepthEye S2.H67° x V51° VGA ToF Camera with Sony IMX556PLR DepthSense

  • The IMX556 is a fully integrated optical Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera sensor. The sensor features 640 x 480 (VGA) time-of-flight pixels based on the DepthSense® pixel technology. Combined with a modulated light source, this sensor is capable of measuring distance and reflectivity with VGA resolution, and the detection distance can reach 0.5m ~ 4m.
  • It’s a back-illuminated ToF image sensor with a high signal-to-noise ratio, full [email protected] fps(4phase/frame), and pixel binning readout function. It also features independent flipping and mirroring and a built-in temperature sensor.
  • It’s ideal in various scenes such as robot obstacle avoidance, volume measurement, object recognition, etc.

HPS-3D160-U Solid-State LiDAR

  • HPS-3D160 is a new generation high-performance solid-state LiDAR sensor based on the principle of ToF, with an optimized lighting system and low distortion infrared optical lens, measuring distance up to 12m on a 90% reflective rate white target. Flexible customize ROI setting function, Simple-HDR, Auto-HDR, and Super-HDR mode, make HPS-3D160 widely used in all reflectivity scenes.
  • The embedded high-performance processor, and advanced data process, filter, and compensation algorithm, enable very stable and simultaneous measure data output. Full solid structure, industrial IP67 waterproof design, and strong aerospace aluminum housing allow the HPS-3D160 to be used in a variety of complex environments
  • It’s ideal in 3D modeling, and 3D movement recognition, also widely used in industrial safety area protection, proximity protection, and safety surveillance.

TFmini S LiDAR module – Short-Range ToF LIDAR Range Finder

  • TFmini S LiDAR module – Short-Range ToF LIDAR Range Finder is a distance sensor of LIDAR which can emit near-infrared rays and measure the phase difference between the emitting ray and reflected ray to calculate the distance through ToF.
  • It is hard to give an accurate distance between transparent objects like water or glass due to the LIDAR principle. However, it is still sensitive in measuring the moving object and calculating the distance in real-time.
  • This distance sensor leaves I2C and UART interface for developers and you can simply plug TFmini through the TTL to USB converter to the PC and get the distance data on your computer.
  • As for the software, there is a test software upper computer software of TFmini that you can download to observe the distance changing when the object is moving in real-time.
  • Check out its datasheet for more information.

Another option for the distance sensor: TFmini Plus – ToF LIDAR Range Finder

Grove – Time of Flight Distance Sensor(VL53L0X)

Looking for a small, cost-effective ToF sensor? Introducing the VL53L0X.

  • A high speed, high accuracy, and long-range ToF distance sensor based on VL53L0X which is a new generation Time-of-Flight (ToF) laser-ranging module housed in the smallest package on the market today, providing accurate distance measurement whatever the target reflectances.
  • It can measure absolute distances up to 2m, setting a new benchmark in ranging performance levels, and opening the door to various new applications.
  • The VL53L0X integrates a leading-edge SPAD array (Single Photon Avalanche Diodes) and embeds ST’s second-generation Flight SenseTM patented technology.
  • The VL53L0X’s 940 nm VCSEL emitter (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser), is totally invisible to the human eye, coupled with internal physical infrared filters, which enables longer ranging distances, higher immunity to ambient light, and better robustness to cover glass optical crosstalk.

Slamtec Mapper M1M1 ToF Laser Scanner Kit – 20M Range

Looking for a ToF laser scanner? Check this sensor out!

  • The Slamtec Mapper has two models with a detection range of 20m and 40m. It can easily map for home scenes or commercial, light industrial scenes. The following picture shows the M1M1 map function with a 134 meters 111 meters underground parking lot. In the handheld mode, the built-in 9 degrees freedom inertial navigation system of the M1M1 can eliminate the bumps and shake caused by walking and exert super high map construction performance.
  • It is more than a laser range scanner, the M1M1 features high-quality mapping and real-time localization or navigation function. This means it can easily map your home or office. Actually, it supports both indoors and outdoors mapping and supports large working scenarios over 100,000 m². It is a perfect laser scanner for robot localization and navigation, environment surveying and mapping, etc.
  • The M1M1 can detect up to 20 meters with the 5cm resolution and the re-localization accuracy is less than 0.02m. Such high-performance is thanks to the SLAMTEC third-generation SLAM engine. On top of that, SLAMTEC M1M1 is quite easy to use, there is no need for any external dependency, just connect it to your computer via the USB cable, and it will work then. What’s more, the M1M1 comes with SLAMTEC full cross-platform SDK and tools for both mobile phones and PC. Get one now and make your own map!

Here is a video of it in action:

Looking for a ToF camera? This will be perfect for you!

  • Opene8008B – QVGA Time-of-Flight Sensor Evaluation Kit is a high-resolution ToF camera to get depth images.
  • It is assembled with Opene8008B – QVGA ToF chip which can reach the resolution of 320×240 and all necessary hardware to operate Opene8008B including both the camera lens and illumination. It can be connected to a PC for real-time visualization and recording of depth map data.
  • For most of the ToF cameras, their maximum operation range is about 5~7m, but this ToF camera can reach up to 10m. Besides, the FPS performance of the camera is 120 at max, so the images would be very coherent under the ToF sensor.

Want to find out more about the VL53L0X and how to get started with it with the Arduino? Check out our guide!

Summary

Time of flight sensors can be utilized in a range of applications. From 3D mapping, industrial automation, obstacle detection, autonomous vehicles, agriculture, robotics, indoor navigation, gesture recognition, object scanning, measure volumes, and surveillance to even augmented reality! Applications of the ToF technology are endless.

What are your thoughts on ToF sensors? What will you use it for? Let us know in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев down below!