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Bend Arduino Group Message Board › PulsedLight of Bend Hits the Market with their Optical Distance Measuring Device

PulsedLight of Bend Hits the Market with their Optical Distance Measuring Device

David R.
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PulsedLight of Bend Hits the Market with their Optical Distance Measuring Device

Many of you will remember Dennis Corey coming to our meeting October 16th and telling us about his startup company PulsedLight http://pulsedlight3d.com/about/­ and their distance measuring device perfect to work as a sensor on an Arduino for measuring distance. The MiniModule 40 is an optical distance measurement sensor device. The interface is the familiar I2C. They use LED’s and laser device pulse sources to sense a target then use advanced algorithms to detect the returning pulse and calculate the distance. We see many uses for this device coupled to an Arduino. It is an amazing device that uses new technology and outperforms the existing devices many times over.

PulsedLight has just launched their first product on the crowdfunding web site "Dragon Innovation http://www.dragoninnovation.com/projects/32-minimodule-distance-sensors­ . The MiniModule 40 is is an Optical Distance Measurement Sensor device. More details are available at the crowd-funding web site, Please check this out and we are sure you will see some new an innovative uses for this new sensor device.

Bob Lewis and Dennis Corey started PulsedLight in Bend two years ago, at TechSpace. The founders of PulsedLight, recognized that there was an unmet need for an optical distance measurement sensor technology that addressed applications where a very small, low-power, high performance, reduced cost optical ranging sensor was required, such as robotics and UAVs. So in 2011 they co-founded PulsedLight, LLC in Bend, Oregon to bring their vision for a new optical ranging sensor technology to market.

Dennis says: “After more than two years of work, we are ready to introduce our technology in the form of the MiniModule 40, a very small form factor, optical distance measurement sensor capable of measuring out to 40 meters using inexpensive, off-the-shelf, elector-optical components.”

Dragon Innovation helps launch products and scale companies and the only crowdfunding platform optimized for hardware. Dragon Innovation is similar to KickStarter but with many follow-through features that help inventors successfully work through ordeals of manufacturing and all the challenges that come up after a successful crowd funding campaign. Dragon Innovation has a team of professional with years of experience to assist the inventor work the process to product to market.

David Robson
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