Hello, I’m interested in using the VL53L0X on a robot to map its environment
I looked through the datasheet but could not find detailed information on the beam width (or cone angle). The Application Note mentions conical “field of view” zones for emitter and collector. Does this mean the IR laser “scans” a large area or is it a narrow laser beam? I am interested in a sensor with very small field of view that I will orient to take multiple measurements.
To easily scan the robot environment over 360°, I am considering using three sensors mounted at 120° from each other and rotate the sensor array over ±60° using a servo. Another option would be to use only one sensor aimed down at an angled mirror that continuously rotates (using a continuous rotation servo). Would the sensor work fine if aimed at a mirror?