“Make a Height Measuring tool using a VL53L0X.Time-of-Flight ranging sensor
Make a Height Measuring tool using a sensor VL53L0X.
The VL53L0X is accurate up to plus or minus 2-3mm (depends on the surface reflection).
This project is just to show how to make it work on a smaller objects. Sensor can measure up to 2m so you can adjust the projects according to your needs. This approach could also be used to measure the water/liquid height.
How It works: On the Arduino start the VL53L0X remembers the full distance in mm then after the object is placed under it will subtract the New distance from the first one and the result will be the height of the object in mm.
Note: the accuracy mainly depends on the surface reflection of the ground and the object that is measured.”