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ToF Range Finder Sensor (VL6180X)

This script communicates with the VL6180 Range Finder I2C sensor. You can find more information on the sensor here: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12785

This script initializes the slave device with the sI array (see script below) for the proper mode of operation. The application note contains these values on page 24. (https://cdn.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Sensors/Proximity/VL6180_Application...)

The script then reads the distance value from the sensor and reports it to a USER_RAM register, accessible in many other programs, such as LabVIEW, Python, C#, or the LabJack logging software, LJLogM.

The range finder sensor is easily connected using the EB37 and CB15 Accessories.