Meet the TFmini-S: an affordable LiDAR for your DIY Raspberry Pi projects and robots. This single-point ranging LiDAR has a range of 0.1 to 12 meters with configurable frame rate of 1~1000Hz. It has a low consumption rate of 85mW, so you can use it for drones, robots with people and vehicle detection, and everything in between.
This mini LiDAR comes with UART, I/O and I2C interfaces. More information is available here.