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  • JohnYayas's Avatar
    Today, 02:43
    I am wondering how many people are using older versions of Windows so I created this poll. Please take a few moments to vote. I'll post results once votes stop coming in. Thank you!
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  • FHaze's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:44
    I am 2 years late for the update lol. :rolleyes: But I sent you an e-mail Andrew. I also lost my setup files (though I still have my activation file, LSX and ILD SOS installed. I may need it for a reinstall). Can you help me? Thanks!
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  • simplykind's Avatar
    10-22-2020, 07:04
    simplykind started a thread BUYING : Kvant Clubmax 1800/2000 in Buy/Sell/Trade
    Looking for a pair of used Clubmax's. Located in central US.
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  • gagalight2011's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 20:25
    hello guys, I am Anson from gagalight. Now, we have some RGB30w laser lights in stock. Anybody wants them, please contact us without any hesitation. We could deliver quickly. : -)
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  • cfavreau's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 11:22
    May I suggest LaserShowGen. It will allow you to make your own fairly easily. https://bitlasers.com/lasershowgen-sw/ Also what kind of Christmas stuff, anything in particular?
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  • dchammonds's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 18:08
    Congratulations, now your right up there with our blue tasselled buddy Zerubbabel!:cool: https://www.youtube.com/user/repairingthebreach
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  • james's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 15:40
    Finally figured out how to make a playlist. https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5jNNJiddsJWPdauON6o-shp7lZCEhd4M
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  • cfavreau's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 12:12
    Looks like CastAR is reborn! There was the project with Valve and then the kickstarter for CastAR and then it went poof. And now it looks like it is revived, cool beans.
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  • flecom's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 15:06
    isn't this similar to what magicleap was working on?
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  • swamidog's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 11:17
    <spock eyebrow> (and some chars)
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  • dkumpula's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 09:00
    Yes, you are correct. My bad! I blame Swamidog as I believe it was he who told me this. ;) -David
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  • KANG's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 08:34
    I've got 3x Disco Scan Lens and Mounts for Kvant Clubmax lasers with little usage. 2x disco scan lens mounts for Clubmax FB4 and 1x mount for Clubmax (original model) - $100 each retails for $200. 3x Disco Scan lenses. - selling $200 each retails $300. Will sell all for $800 + free...
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  • james's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 07:45
    If pin to socket on 4 and 17 are not bridged then the safety interlock won't work on the female connector even if the signals are all there. The projector just won't allow the lasers to come on. The idea is that pins 4 and 17 are an open switch and plugging in a live DAC closes the switch so the...
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  • norty303's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 04:59
    Standard is M-M? Its always female out of the DAC (so you can't touch the pins with voltage) into a male at the projector end, same as most applications that try to shield live pins. You should be able to plug the DAC directly into the projector without a cable (if the standoffs weren't in the...
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  • Greg's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 14:12
    Greg replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Go ahead and ridicule my inefficient use of breadboard. Here are oscillators 1 and 3 of the CYGN-B prior to the permanent build. One axis of each oscillator is output to the sillyscope. Notice that the lissajous is rock stable. This proves that the legend of the syncing 555's is true. Investigating...
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  • Greg's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 13:59
    Greg replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Here are some photos of more Laserium Flashbacks from the DOGN. Providing DC to the audio amp input to drive the G100's works but only for little DC. Conveniently, converting 0 to 5VDC DAC output into -+10V control voltage is a very common thing to do, and VREF is available on one of the pins of...
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  • james's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 12:37
    james replied to a thread Vector Hack 2020 in The Lounge
    Both of the previous posts sound like fun to me. When I was about 14 or so, I started on my life long passion of designing and building speakers. I glued a tiny mirror chip on an 8 inch woofer and let just a little beam of sunlight in through the window to hit it. I through that was pretty cool.
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  • laserist's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 11:29
    laserist replied to a thread Vector Hack 2020 in The Lounge
    I'm not sure just what qualifies as a vector hack, but way back when - I knew a guy that put a mirror on a small rubber motor mount and screwed the other side of the motor mount to a board. If you positioned the mirror in the path of his small HeNe laser and twanged the mirror...
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  • Greg's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 11:03
    Greg replied to a thread Vector Hack 2020 in The Lounge
    Here's a photo of some stupid thing I built in the mid 1990s which today's slanguage might call a "vector hack". It is an oscillator in the (if I remember correctly) 100s of KHz range that the operator sweeps the frequency of by toying with the ferrite slug visible projecting from the left of...
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  • danielbriggs's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 07:45
    Occasionally Bambi BB8/BB15 compressors show up at realatively sensible prices from time to time on eBay. Maybe one of those? I've never use their tiny ones from the models above, but I've had several of the much larger ones over the years and they are absolutely brilliant. *retardo All the...
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  • JohnYayas's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 04:18
    Look into converting an old refrigerator compressor to an air compressor. They are virtually silent and should have the capacity for what you need. Plenty of YouTube videos on how to do it.
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  • yaddatrance's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 18:40
    I don't know what size is acceptable for your project, but I'd run a small single-piston compressor if a low noise amount and a modest footprint is acceptable. An alternative is a small CO2 bottle with a regulator if swapping the bottle out when it runs out is not an issue. Both these solutions...
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  • absolom7691's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 16:52
    I suspect the proliferation of 506s have caused a mass sell-off! I, too, have a stack of galvos to get rid of now! Anyway, good luck with your sales. For any beginners, these are good prices to get your feet wet with some decent galvos that won't break the bank!
    1 replies | 213 view(s)
  • NobleGas's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 15:48
    I'm putting together a high vacuum system which incorporates several bellows valves; all the surplus valves I've located are either manually operated or pneumatically controlled. Given that I need to be able to control the valves via my electronic control system, I've gone for the pneumatically...
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  • dkumpula's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 10:22
    Just a reminder, the deadline for the discounted ILDA Virtual Conference ends on October 20th. Please go to https://www.ilda.com/conf2020-cloud.html if you are interested in participating. -David
    1 replies | 278 view(s)
  • dkumpula's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 10:17
    I have a set of DT-30 Pro galvos with 3mm mirrors for sale that come from a recently upgraded projector. They have low hours on them and are functioning well with no signs of bearing grind or anything like that. They have very low hours on them. I am asking $130 plus shipping for them. If you...
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  • dkumpula's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 10:11
    Hey Guys, I just finished a new build and I have galvos for sale from it's predecessor. These are PT-40Pro galvos with 3mm mirrors. The PSU is included with the sale. I don't recall the exact age, but my guess is I purchased them 7 or 8 years ago. My environment is rarely used, so the hours...
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  • dkumpula's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 10:04
    I have a set of DT-30s with 4-5mm mirrors on them that have under 30 hours use for sale, but at the time I pulled them out, the Y galvo was malfunctioning intermittently. I did not take the time to determine what the root cause was, but it could have been anything from a bad cable to something...
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    10-16-2020, 10:13
    For starting, most galvo sets will work just fine with a -2.5 to +2.5 volt input if the negative lead of the galvo axis differential input is grounded. So if you have a 5 volt DAC on your chip, all you need is a minus 2.5 volt offset. This is easy with a summing op-amp circuit. You'll get...
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    10-16-2020, 10:09
    "Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi" Steve
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