The Neato XV Lidar
I just got the Neato XV-11 Lidar.
Plugging the motor into 3 volts, it spins. Plugging the serial pins into the Raspberry Pi serial pins, and connecting to /dev/serial0 on the Pi, we are greeted with this happy little message:
Piccolo Laser Distance Scanner
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Running XV-test results in a scan showing up on screen, but it seems too slow, even on the Pi 3, to be of any use. It seems to be spinning not even once a second on screen, but the lidar is spinning many times per second on the table.
Running XV-main fails with a Matplotlib error.