VL53L0X: Time Of Flight sensor

Overview

This sample periodically measures distance between vl53l0x sensor and target. The result is displayed on the console. It also shows how we can use the vl53l0x as a proximity sensor.

Requirements

This sample uses the VL53L0X sensor controlled using the I2C interface.

Building and Running

This project outputs sensor data to the console. It requires a VL53L0X sensor, which is present on the disco_l475_iot1 board.

# On Linux/macOS
cd samples/sensor/vl53l0x/
mkdir build && cd build

# On Windows
cd samples\sensor\vl53l0x\
mkdir build & cd build

# Use cmake to configure a Ninja-based build system:
cmake -GNinja ..

# Now run ninja on the generated build system:
ninja
ninja flash

Sample Output

prox is 0
distance is 1938
prox is 1
distance is 70
prox is 0
distance is 1995

<repeats endlessly every second>