Time-of-Flight Distance Ranging Sensor Unit (VL53L0X)


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ToF (Time of Flight) Unit is a laser ranging unit that integrates the VL53L0X laser ranging module. It calculates the distance between the emitting point and the detected object by measuring the round-trip time of the laser signal. Unlike traditional ranging methods, ToF provides accurate distance measurement regardless of the reflectivity of the target.

By emitting a laser with a wavelength of 940nm, ToF can measure absolute distances of up to 2m in less than 30ms. This unit offers precise distance measurement data, making it suitable for a wide range of applications where accurate ranging is essential.

This unit communicates with M5Core via I2C(0x29).

  • In this case, make sure you use the 3.3V on SDA and SCL, M5Core GROVE provide 3.3V to data pins, 5V to power pin. only 3.3v allowed on VL53L0x.

Product Features

  • High precision
  • Measure absolute distances up to 2m
  • Measurement accuracy ±3%
  • The wavelength of laser: 940nm
  • Program Platform: Arduino, UIFlow(Blockly, Python)
  • Two Lego-compatible holes


  • 1x ToF Unit
  • 1x Grove Cable


  • 1D gesture recognition
  • Laser Ranging
  • 3D structured light imaging(3D sensing)
  • Camera assist (ultra fast autofocus and depth of field)


Resources Parameter
Measuring distance 0.3-2m
Measurement accuracy ±3%
Net weight 4g
Gross weight 17g
Product Size 32*24*8mm
Package Size 67*53*12mm


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 15 reviews
    Claude Schauber
    Time of Flight Unit

    Works as expected, easy set up with UI Flow

    Sourabh Verma

    Time-of-Flight Distance Ranging Sensor Unit (VL53L0X)

    Jason Force
    Replace expensive industrial photoeye sensor

    A good low-cost alternative to industrial photo eye sensors

    Laszlo Bogdanyi

    Time-of-Flight Distance Ranging Sensor Unit (VL53L0X)

    Sarah Cartwright
    Easy to set up!

    This is another M5 unit that's compact and easy to set up. It comes with an example program for the Arduino IDE, and physical setup is simply plugging a Grove cable in!
    There's othe libraries on github that show how to do constant ranging, accurate Vs fast, and so on... Great little unit!

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