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  • poke0123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:14
    ive learned a lot btw. i picked up a usb dmx pro from enttec and have figured out how to use the light console as a controller for beyond, both on the fb3 level and the effects level, but i found using dmx output to automate a haze machine is more helpful in my situation. kind of a costly hobby...
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  • poke0123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:03
    so i never really finished the pink floyd show i am working on , but the tool show is published... called reflection. my first, i was always a sound tech not a light tech so this is my first venture into laser projection. i suppose those that have the software to view it will be able to find it.
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  • poke0123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:55
    thanks for that, im beginning to see that. I'm on the threshold of buying the lifetime license for beyond, only a couple questions about hardware vs internet license... i might even go ahead and get the internet license tonight. the more i think about it the safer that option sounds. and i like...
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  • lasermaster1977's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16
    lasermaster1977 replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Here is a forum link to an overview of my co-processor DAC boards I mentioned. Scroll a bit down on page 3. https://photonlexicon.com/forums/showthread.php/28021-Back-then-this-is-what-we-did/page3 I still have all the schematics, node connection maps, artwork and photo masks, but the...
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  • ekeefe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14
    ekeefe replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Hello, @TheHermit That sounds like an interesting project! I have some familiarity with MIDI. My first magazine article was in the May 1992 issue of Radio-Electronics. It was a Midi Light Controller. It was really basic by todays standards, but I sold a lot of them. I received my last...
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  • lasermaster1977's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02
    lasermaster1977 replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    ooh, ooh, me too! I'd love to have a re-do of my 4-layer, 65c02 co-processor DAC boards for the Apple IIe/IIgs, done with SMDs this time and a small change to add 2 additional blanking output channels, giving each board RGB digital blanking channels instead of just one. :)
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  • TheHermit's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29
    TheHermit replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Hi eeefe, I've been looking for someone, just like you. As I've previously mentioned in this thread, I'm in the middle of developing a MIDI/Teensy based 10 * image generator/quad audio DAC shield/Laserboy correction amp to ILDA module to fit inside laser projectors. It's similar to a showcard, but...
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  • ekeefe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:27
    ekeefe replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Hello, Very good. Years back I designed a small DAC that plugged into the Commodore C-64 that used a couple AD533s. Nothing special. That was around 1986-1987. I've been following this thread since it started. Haven't had anything to contribute, but I'm happy to help. If you guys get to...
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  • laserist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:41
    laserist replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Actually they used the AD533 round metal can package on the audio mod board. I replaced them with AD532s on my machine.
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  • ekeefe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:42
    ekeefe replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Hello, I believe the AD533 pinout is off due to the referenced diagram expecting a TO-100 (round metal can) packaged device, and not a TO-116 DIP package. ED
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  • laserist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:10
    laserist replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Laserium consoles were designed using 44 pin Vector prototype boards. That decision colored the amount of complexity that could easily be accomplished. Ten pins were devoted to +/-15, +5, Agnd, and Dgnd. That left 34 for signals. The multiplier/multiplexer had two sets of four x/y inputs, two x/y...
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  • laserist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:21
    laserist replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    The original drawing package just had schematic, bill of material, layout, and pinouts. By the time they were scanned stuff got added. Maybe it was because the sold a number of consoles. Triangle Audio Mod was selected at the multiplier/multiplexer board.
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  • Greg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:01
    Greg replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    The whatdoyoucallit has been found right where Brian said it would be. It's KQO with audio mod on Y and triangle wave about 5 Hz on X. Now I can play laser guitar. I don't suppose anyone has a show tape with the Rocky Mountain Way data? The scope photos show: audio mod of a CYGN-A oscillator...
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  • swamidog's Avatar
    01-26-2022, 08:56
    swamidog replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Hey Ron! Thanks for invoking me ;) Pretty much every control on the Radiator can be operated via external midi commands. This includes toggling presets. One of the things I've been doing lately is sequencing Radiator shows by using LSX timelines to send midi data to Radiators. Here are a...
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  • TheHermit's Avatar
    01-26-2022, 07:39
    TheHermit replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Well. Du~uH. I should have read the caption above the photo. Since I don't have a facebook account, half of the page was blocked by a sign-up popup nd I was focused upon the photo. So, Ivan and these laserists are actually pictured 20 years older than when I knew them. Now, I recognize Scott and...
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  • laserist's Avatar
    01-26-2022, 05:58
    laserist replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Unless I'm mistaken Scott Anderson is the guy behind that account. In the photo from the 25th anniversary he's the guy seated to the Right of Glenn Thomas.
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  • TheHermit's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 17:20
    TheHermit replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Of course, the tall gentleman on the left is Ivan, but much older than I remember. The Laser Rock reference makes me assume that the photo must be at the launch of the show, which would have been late 1970's. We started running LaserRock in London ~1979, but Ivan looked ten years younger then....
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  • TheHermit's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 16:54
    TheHermit replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Actually, the Aries only had 2 rows of preset buttons in 4 banks, plus UDLR control buttons and the 4 output assignment buttons. But without knobs, it was far from perfect. Was that English desk a flat panel, about 2 ft square? That probably would have been the Laser Systems' desk, from Wales....
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  • Greg's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 16:52
    Greg replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    I don't know who this is, but this Facebook page has loads of rare Laserium photos and knowledgeable comments: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LaserockLaserConcerts/posts/ Perhaps the individual involved would be interested in what we do in this thread.
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 15:54
    mixedgas replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    If Swami doesn't deliver the "other" Blue Danube to my house first for the above post, I'm sure he might be persuaded to consider 40-60 seconds? The other Blue Danube Blue Danube (nuclear weapon) - Wikipedide That thing just has that ACME, Inc. Wile E. Coyote set of proportions. Blue...
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  • TheHermit's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 15:53
    TheHermit replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    One of the best live show laser desks that I've ever used, back in the days of live laser shows, was the Aries, by Laserpoint, UK. It was a 3 scan head, full color Krypton/Argon projector, with a desk of preset images and sequences that could be routed out to any of the scanners by pressing the...
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  • ronhip's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 13:42
    ronhip replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Steve, I completely agree. If I had to control the entire Laserium show manually, I would have melted down into a shallow puddle by the time the show was over. The basic choreography produced in our studios was essential. As laserists, we could always override what was sent us, but rarely did....
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  • lasermaster1977's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 12:09
    lasermaster1977 replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Yessiree ;-). Interesting about the lumia patent. I just cannot bring myself to imagine how on earth that patent could even be defended from the "front or back", to wit, sunlight bouncing on rippling water or snowflakes = well known.
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 11:58
    mixedgas replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Or the lovable "Known to those in the Industry" Which means, we know, our competitors know, but we dare not tell anyone else. Steve
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  • lasermaster1977's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 11:56
    lasermaster1977 replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    "...in a well known fashion" or "Such recording techniques are well known" is legalese for "this part ain't patentable, ain't part of our patent application, tis in the domain of common knowledge". Thanks for posting the patent, Steve!
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 11:41
    mixedgas replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    I would not try to do a modern planetarium show without a data track. Z-5 with the color box is awesome, but you'd need something to record and edit on. Radiator requires immense practice and memorization to be effective outside of a Rave. . To really do something with it I'd be using the"Save...
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  • laserist's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 05:42
    laserist replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    I believe "well known fashion" refers to "voltage controlled"... Perhaps the lawyer was paid by the word. Actually Ivan once told me that when their original lawyer died the new lawyer said he hoped they never had to defend this patent because he had no idea how to do it. Another interesting bit of...
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  • Greg's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 03:46
    Greg replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    In section 7 (p.11) of the patent Steve posted, is stated: "A voltage controlled spiral generator 146 may be controlled, in a well known fashion, from the output of the data acquisition system 140..." I wonder what was meant by "in a well known fashion". Was that something the teenagers were...
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  • Laser57's Avatar
    01-25-2022, 00:30
    Appreciate the info, I am surprised this company has such an old tech looking web site which is difficult to find examples of what each pattern is, but that is what I am seeking, diffraction gratings in glass and not plastic. Thanks!
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