adafruit_vl53l0x

CircuitPython driver for the VL53L0X distance sensor. This code is adapted from the pololu driver here: https://github.com/pololu/vl53l0x-arduino

See usage in the examples/vl53l0x_simpletest.py file.

  • Author(s): Tony DiCola

Implementation Notes

Hardware:

Software and Dependencies:

class adafruit_vl53l0x.VL53L0X(i2c, address=41, io_timeout_s=0)[source]

Driver for the VL53L0X distance sensor.

continuous_mode()[source]

Activate the continuous mode manager

property data_ready

Check if data is available from the sensor. If true a call to .range will return quickly. If false, calls to .range will wait for the sensor’s next reading to be available.

property distance

Perform a single reading of the range for an object in front of the sensor and return the distance in centimeters.

do_range_measurement()[source]

Perform a single reading of the range for an object in front of the sensor, but without return the distance.

property is_continuous_mode

Is the sensor currently in continuous mode?

property measurement_timing_budget

The measurement timing budget in microseconds.

property range

Perform a single (or continuous if start_continuous called) reading of the range for an object in front of the sensor and return the distance in millimeters.

read_range()[source]

Return a range reading in millimeters. Note: Avoid calling this directly. If you do single mode, you need to call do_range_measurement first. Or your program will stuck or timeout occurred.

set_address(new_address)[source]

Set a new I2C address to the instantaited object. This is only called when using multiple VL53L0X sensors on the same I2C bus (SDA & SCL pins). See also the example for proper usage.

Parameters

new_address (int) – The 7-bit int that is to be assigned to the VL53L0X sensor. The address that is assigned should NOT be already in use by another device on the I2C bus.

Important

To properly set the address to an individual VL53L0X sensor, you must first ensure that all other VL53L0X sensors (using the default address of 0x29) on the same I2C bus are in their off state by pulling the “SHDN” pins LOW. When the “SHDN” pin is pulled HIGH again the default I2C address is 0x29.

property signal_rate_limit

The signal rate limit in mega counts per second.

start_continuous()[source]

Perform a continuous reading of the range for an object in front of the sensor.

stop_continuous()[source]

Stop continuous readings.