A CircuitPython & Python library for Garmin LIDAR Lite sensors over I2C
This driver depends on:
Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.
Installing from PyPI¶
On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-lidarlite
To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):
sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-lidarlite
To install in a virtual environment in your current project:
mkdir project-name && cd project-name python3 -m venv .env source .env/bin/activate pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-lidarlite
import time import board import busio import adafruit_lidarlite # Create library object using our Bus I2C port i2c = busio.I2C(board.SCL, board.SDA) # Default configuration, with only i2c wires sensor = adafruit_lidarlite.LIDARLite(i2c) while True: try: # We print tuples so you can plot with Mu Plotter print((sensor.distance,)) except RuntimeError as e: # If we get a reading error, just print it and keep truckin' print(e) time.sleep(0.01) # you can remove this for ultra-fast measurements!
Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.