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2d mapping using a webcam and a laser

Following on from my previous blog post using a webcam and a laser as a rangefinder, it’s now mounted on a cheap 3 euro stepper motor and used to make a 2d map of the surroundings. As you can see … Continue reading

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Measuring distance using a webcam and a laser

After seeing mini radar project by Aron Horan last year (http://robohoran.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/mini-radar/), I decided to give it a go using a webcam and a laser. The reason for doing this is because using an ultrasonic sensor does not provide precise readings … Continue reading

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