Time of flight, up to 4 meters!
The Adafruit VL53L1X Time of Flight Distance Sensor (also known as VL53L1CX) is a Time of Flight distance sensor that has a massive 4 meter range and LIDAR-like precision. The sensor contains a very tiny invisible laser source and a matching sensor. The VL53L1X can detect the “time of flight”, or how long the light has taken to bounce back to the sensor.
The Adafruit VL53L1X Time of Flight Distance Sensor guide covers everything you need to get started with your VL53L1X, including an overview, pinouts details, downloads resources, and examples in both CircuitPython and Arduino!
Check out the full guide: Adafruit VL53L1X Time of Flight Distance Sensor!