How to Use the Laser Scanner in Your Pocket

If your idea of a laser scanner is a camera-like device mounted on a tripod, a device that is un-Godly expensive, a la a Hexagon or Faro system, you may be surprised to learn you have a laser scanner in your pocket. That’s if you have an iPhone 12 Pro or iPad Pro 2020 or later.
Apple has shrunk LiDAR to fit into late model iPhone or iPads. LiDAR is short for Light Detection And Ranging. All LiDAR works by emitting light (radiation) and calculating the distance by the time it takes to rec…
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