I recently received my little Sweep lidar. Really excited about it!
For the application I have in mind (e.g. time-lapse lidar) power management is an issue. So I would need to be able to power off the device. I would like using a RaspberryPi to control the device but I cannot find an obvious way to switch the power down. It seems as if the recent linux kernel do not allow this anymore. Also, reading through the Sweep documentation I did not find any obvious manner to control power. As a hack I could use a relay on the +5V cable going to the device, but before going that route, I thought you might have other insights on how to power off the device.