Raspberry Pi Pico with the VL53L0x Distance sensor
This weekend, I got an optical laser based distance sensors or two working with the Raspberry Pi Pico with Micropython. I managed to get a single one working, after some frustration with the XSHUT pin, and then I managed to get 2 of the devices working. Some GPIO trickery with the XSHUT pin, and there are multiple VL53L0x sensors working.
First I got them working on 2 separate i2c buses, and then both running on a single bus. A pair of these will be perfect on my next robot build.
Robotics at Home with Raspberry Pi Pico
This post was based on research I did for the book Robotics at Home with Raspberry Pi Pico which is available now.