LIDAR Turret

Created on 20 Nov 2016

The cheapest LIDAR turret possible!

We will try to create an effective mapping system using LIDAR. We will try to create a map of our environment with this turret and localize ourselves in it (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). We will try the TeraRanger, LIDAR lite v3 and other cheap LIDAR solutions. We will be constructing the rotating turret portion ourselves.


Benjamin Warwick


Oshadha Gunasekara


Jeremy Meola


Tabatha Pina

Part Cost Quantity
Slip Ring with Flange - 22mm diameter, 6 wires, max 240V @ 2A ID: 736 $14.95 1
Slip Ring with Flange
McMaster-Carr $23.17 2
1/2" thick aluminum for milling required parts
McMaster-Carr $5.44 2
Bevel gears for turning the turret
Adafruit Metro Mini 328 - 5V 16MHz ID: 2590 - $12.50 : Adafruit Indust $12.50 2
Adafruit Metro for controlling the turret
HATCHBOX 3D ABS-1KG1.75-WHT ABS 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accur $21.99 1
3D printing filament white
12V Silent DC Motor 146RPM w/Encoder | eBay $45.99 1
Silent DC motor with encoder
503 Service Unavailable Error $33.99 1
Robot Battery Pack HATCHBOX 3D PLA-1KG1.75-RED PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimen $20.77 1
3D printing filament red DFRobot 12V DC Motor 251rpm w/Encoder: Computers & Accesso $22.09 1
Alternative motor with encoder
Remaining Budget: $8.00