[Cyborg] 200 laser diodes

Eric Boyd mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 2 23:06:37 PDT 2010


Indeed!  My plan is to basically hack a North Paw board into doing the 
work, but according to my calculations you should just be able to use an 
Arduino.  50mW laser diodes.  If we assume they have a 3V drop (the page 
says "battery: 3-5V"), that means 16.7mA each, which you can drive with 
an arduino pin.  Anyone know the total power an Arduino can drive/sink? 
  I'm just wondering how many of the pins you could have going at once...

Eric





On 6/2/10 2:24 PM, Andreas Stadler wrote:
> I'm also down for $40 order.
>
> I think the laser suit/armband circuit
> definitely needs a microcontroller for custom pattern laser emissions.
>


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