We regret that the Sweep LIDAR is dead, however we take the chance to let this LIDAR continue to live - in another form.
We plan to produce DIY kits for a new 360 degree LIDAR based on similar (and some even better) components as the Sweep.
An old prototype of our DIY LIDAR is working since years (http://grauonline.de/wordpress/?page_id=1233), and the new version is in work. It will have the same LIDAR sensor as the Sweep, a brushless motor with integrated encoder, water-proof housing, WIFI access.
We will inform our community at Ardumower.de (in the Forum) when the new LIDAR is available.