Hardware question for laser measuring device
I am writing to this forum on the advice of a phone conversation with Ken @ Parallax, about getting the bit and pieces put together for a laser measuring device my company is hoping to put together.
I know we would like to stay in the under 5V platform to be able to throw in batteries on demand (Most likely AAs) and it needs to be pretty accurate.
We are currently using a DISTO D8 (Now discontinued, but a link may help with a written/visual aid: https://www.distagage.com/Disto-D8-p/764558.htm) which we have heavily physically modified to either:
1) Block access to buttons which reveal functions/commands that aren't useful or may be detrimental
2) make it usable in our field of use (Oil field)
If it was only an enclosure issue (which we have fixed via a 3D printer, I doubt we would want to make the change, but since the best path or work flow for us is to take a series of linear measurements and dump the data into an excel spreadsheet, it is very inefficient that the measuring device we currently use is locked at save only 30 measurements at a time before it simply overwrites itself. If we had a device that could hold 500 or more before being data dumped into the computer it might honestly cut the time down from a job by more then 75%.
If anyone here is able to point me in the right direction, or has any questions, or any ability to assist in this project, that would be awesome.