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==How can I get high data rates from my SICK LMS laser rangefinder?==
==How can I get high data rates from my SICK LMS laser rangefinder?==
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It's possible to get scans at 75Hz from the SICK LMS, if you use an RS422 connection, which is a high-speed serial line. If you use a run-of-the-mill RS232 connection, the best you can expect is about 10Hz, depending on angular aperture and resolution.  
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It's possible to get scans at 75Hz from the SICK LMS, if you use an RS422 connection, which is a high-speed serial line. If you use a run-of-the-mill RS232 connection, the best you can expect is about 10Hz, depending on angular aperture and resolution.
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Look [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=8966514 here] for one way to use a USB-RS422 converter to get high-speed laser scans.  
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For a detailed explanation of how the LMS works, timing considerations, and what data rates can be expected, look here.  
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Look [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=8966514 here] for one way to use a USB-RS422 converter to get high-speed laser scans.
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More info and tips on using Player to get high-speed laser scans can be found [http://www-robotics.cs.umass.edu/segway/sick.html here].  
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For a detailed explanation of how the LMS works, timing considerations, and what data rates can be expected, look [http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=9038591 here].
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More info and tips on using Player to get high-speed laser scans can be found [http://www-robotics.cs.umass.edu/segway/sick.html here].
==How do I connect my (Sony or Canon) PTZ camera to a standard serial port (instead of, e.g., the AUX port on my Pioneer)?==
==How do I connect my (Sony or Canon) PTZ camera to a standard serial port (instead of, e.g., the AUX port on my Pioneer)?==

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