I am in dire need of getting some sort of module board/sensor that serves the purpose of laser range finding in a direct beam. Does anyone have any suggestions for a piece of hardware of this kind?
I don't want an IR/Ultrasonic version of this - the former is too short range (I need at least a metre, preferably over) and the latter is not reliable enough. What I am hoping to do with a laser range finder is to mount it on some kind of motor and then create a rudimental lidar system for a project of mine.
Hope someone can provide me with some advice/links to good (and preferably cheap!) sensors