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A CircuitPython & Python library for Garmin LIDAR Lite sensors over I2C.

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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

Usage Example

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:
        # We print tuples so you can plot with Mu Plotter
    except RuntimeError as e:
        # If we get a reading error, just print it and keep truckin'
    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.


For information on building library documentation, please check out this guide.

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