I have read many of the posts on this forum regarding liquid level sensing and it appears that a lidar based sensor may be the best solution when it come to ease of building the system and robustness in sensing. The plan would be to pair the sensor with a Argon.
I have seen the Garmin LIDAR-Lite v3HP mentioned, and it appears to be a very robust sensor, but the price at ~$149 is hard to swallow.
I have recently stumbled across the TFMini Plus (link) which is a lidar based sensor with a sensing distance of 12m and boast a IP65 enclosure with a cost of ~$49.
I have found two Arduino based libraries that show promise:
Sensor requires 5V (Argon will be powered via USB so I can use VUSB for power) and most adopted communication is via UART (3.3v)
Has anyone worked with the TFMini Plus? If so would you recommend the sensor for liquid level measurement?
Does anyone see any reason why the TFMini Plus or one of the mentioned libraries would not be compatible with the Argon?