I forwarded Mr. Patrick Poirier’s test and report for Benewake Inexpensive LiDAR for drones/UAV/UAS, which works with Ardupilot. Pls check below details.
Benewake, TFMINI LIDAR works Ardupilot, you need to:
A) Change mode to text output : The command of pix format output is 42 57 02 00 00 00 04 06
B) Modify this line on the LightWare serial driver https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupilot/blob/master/libraries/AP_Ran…
You have to replace ‘\r’ with ‘\n’
You could check more details of the TFmini micro LiDAR module on OzRobotics