TFMini - Micro LiDAR Module (Qwiic) Hookup Guide
Heads up! This tutorial is for the Qwiic enabled TFMini. Serial data is output via I2C. If you are using the TFMini that outputs serial data via UART [ SEN-14588 ], please refer to the TFMini - Micro LiDAR Module Hookup Guide.
The TFMini is a ToF (Time of Flight) LiDAR sensor capable of measuring the distance to an object as close as 30 cm and as far as 12 meters! The TFMini allows you to integrate LiDAR into applications traditionally reserved for smaller sensors such as the SHARP GP-series infrared rangefinders. With the added Qwiic feature, you can quickly connect to the sensor via I2C! In this tutorial, you will learn how to connect to the TFMini using an Arduino microcontroller with the Qwiic system.
TFMini - Micro LiDAR Module (Qwiic)SEN-14786
To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.
Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 3.3V/8MHzDEV-11114
Break Away Headers - StraightPRT-00116
SparkFun Qwiic AdapterDEV-14495
USB micro-B Cable - 6 FootCAB-10215
SparkFun Beefy 3 - FTDI Basic BreakoutDEV-13746
Qwiic Cable - Breadboard Jumper (4-pin)PRT-14425
SparkFun RedBoard QwiicDEV-15123
Depending on your setup, you will need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories.
Weller WLC100 Soldering StationTOL-14228
Solder Lead Free - 100-gram SpoolTOL-09325
If you aren't familiar with the Qwiic system, we recommend reading here for an overview.
|Qwiic Connect System|
We would also recommend taking a look at the following tutorials if you aren't familiar with them.