1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 6, 2017 12:52 PM by Intel Corporation

    Adafruit VL53L0X TOF Sensor




      I am attempting to connect the Adafruit vl53l0x sensor to an Intel Edison Arduino development board with no success. The steps I've taken are:

      1. Connect the v53l0x sensor to the a Arduino Uno board, download library and confirmed the sensor operates correctly. This performed correctly.

      2. Connect the v53l0x sensor to the Intel Edison board. The sensor is the only connected device. The sensor is connected to the +5V from the development board. This is the same connection as on the Arduino Uno board.

      3. Reboot the Intel Edison board - simply to be certain that the unit is clean.

      4. Perform a "i2cdetect -y -r 6" to confirm the sensor is visible to the Edison board. The sensor is not reported.


      Any suggestions would be appreciated.



        • 1. Re: Adafruit VL53L0X TOF Sensor
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello David.H,

          Thanks for reaching out!

          What is happening is that the sensor is not detected because the I2C bus has not been set up yet. When using the I2C bus manually on Linux, you also have to manually set it up, you can do so with the following script:

          echo 28 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo 27 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo 204 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo 205 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo 236 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo 237 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo 14 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo 165 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo 212 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo 213 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo 214 > /sys/class/gpio/export
          echo low > /sys/class/gpio/gpio214/direction
          echo high > /sys/class/gpio/gpio204/direction
          echo high > /sys/class/gpio/gpio205/direction
          echo in > /sys/class/gpio/gpio14/direction
          echo in > /sys/class/gpio/gpio165/direction
          echo low > /sys/class/gpio/gpio236/direction
          echo low > /sys/class/gpio/gpio237/direction
          echo in > /sys/class/gpio/gpio212/direction
          echo in > /sys/class/gpio/gpio213/direction
          echo mode1 > /sys/kernel/debug/gpio_debug/gpio28/current_pinmux
          echo mode1 > /sys/kernel/debug/gpio_debug/gpio27/current_pinmux
          echo high > /sys/class/gpio/gpio214/direction

          After running this script, try the i2cdetect command again and let us know how it goes.

          I hope this information helps you,
          Pedro M.