Range detection with webcam and laser pointer

in video •  last year

I built a small device that can measure distance by only using a webcam and a laser pointer.
The whole idea is based around a paper by Todd Danko.
In addition to that I wrote a little piece of software that controls the device and gives you a visual representation of the results.

I did this in february 2016, but I have discovered steemit in the meantime and there is a second part coming up soon, so I thought I might share it here as well :)

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Interesting. I look forward to seeing the post for the second part of your project. Is there a reason you went with a horizontal camera/laser pointer design versus the vertical design Todd Danko suggested in his paper or does the plane the two devices are on even matter?

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The effect is the same for both directions. My new design with the linelaser uses the vertical approach though :)