How can I connect LIDAR-Lite?

  1. Image and ArduPilot version.
    latest Image from emlid docs > Raspberry Pi configuration with ArduPilot 4.0

  2. Detailed problem description. How does observed behavior differ from the expected one?
    I want to connect LIDAR-Lite v2(Blue label) to my navio2 drone running with arducopter. I can read distance data from I2C directely, but I can’t read sonarrange in mission planner.
    How can I setup the parameter to read sonarrange?

  3. Your step by step actions.
    First, I followed this site: https://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-rangefinder-lidarlite.html#connecting-via-i2c
    But, I can’t read sonnarrange.
    Then I thought maybe address could be problem.
    So I change parameter of RNGFND1_ADDR to 98(0x62).
    But, I still can’t read sonnarrange.
    How can I configure parameter correctly??

  4. Picture of the setup and connection scheme.

  5. If using any additional hardware please provide exact make and model.
    LIDAR-Lite v2 blue label

I found that this manual about connecting via I2C is too old. I changed RNGFND1_TYPE to 15, not 3 to fix this problem. I’ll close this article. Thank you.

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Hi Lee,

That’s cool that you’ve found the solution and shared it here! I believe it can be extremely helpful for other users as well.