[Cyborg] 200 laser diodes
mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 2 22:26:36 PDT 2010
I've sent a question to the seller about the included electronics and
volume discount price. Here's hoping they have someone who reads &
writes english :-)
On 6/2/10 1:47 PM, Rachel McConnell wrote:
> Oh man laser outfit... I sure want some. That link gives pricing for
> 1-10, maybe if we end up wanting a bunch more they might provide a
> further discount?
> I wonder if one could have a built-in smoke machine emitting particles
> along with the laser beam for best viewing. I saw a smoke machine on an
> outfit over the weekend, I will see if I can contact the maker of that
> and get more details.
> Eric Boyd wrote:
>> I sent a contact thing to the dude, asking if he's got any design
>> information up anywhere, and about eye-safety of the device. Because I
>> think that's the key thing here: can a beam which is visible in e.g. a
>> club (dim lights) also be eye-safe?
>> According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_safety), to
>> be legal (=eye safe), the laser must be<5mW, that makes it fall into
>> class IIIa (now class 3R). I found some fairly cheap IIIa laser diodes:
>> It's not clear to me if you need an external circuit other than a
>> current-controlled voltage source to drive these. I don't think so, I
>> think that's what they mean by "module" as opposed to just buying the
>> diode. If you do just need a current controlled voltage source, we
>> should be able to drive these directly from the North Paw circuit, all
>> we need is some resistors in series with the "motor" outputs.
>> But I agree that while building the device, we'd need to have some
>> goggles. It'd give you a headache for sure if you caught one in the eye
>> more than a few dozen times.
>> Anyone else interested in bulk ordering of these? With shipping they
>> are going to be about $4 each, so for<$50 you can have a pretty decent
>> number of them.
>> On 6/2/10 11:52 AM, kristinneidlinger wrote:
>>> I want to build one!
>>> I did some design research of where they should be placed for a postal
>>> feedback suit and ended up with a huge headache! So, we should look
>>> into some goggles too...
>>> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Eric Boyd<mrericboyd at yahoo.com
>>> <mailto:mrericboyd at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>>> OMG, this is the awesome-est light-up wearable outfit I've seen yet.
>>> Lasers make LEDs seem so boring! Even the "laser suit sample" is wicked
>>> Who wants to build one? I'm super keen, and if we build multiple units
>>> we can push down the cost a little (laser diodes are expensive...)
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