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Old 01-13-2011, 01:50 PM #1
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Default Feeler: Kenometer USB / Pro firmware Upgrades

For the past couple months, I've been doing some serious work on my Kenometer USB. I have come up with a brand new firmware version to offer the laser community!

What this new firmware has to offer is simple: high precision. It filters noise to the point that very high precision measurements can be made.

Here is a screenshot (this is Luminosity 2.0) of the standard firmware versus a very early build of my noise-reducing firmware:

http://www.safelasers.org/Luminosity...0.10.20.01.png

As you can see, the line is very smooth and quite accurately displays the output of the laser. I did repeated trials with my Novalasers X150, and found that each time I started it cold, it had a nearly identical 60-second graph (a longer duration would have been tedious). This tells me that the Kenometer USB is telling me exactly what is going on in the laser as the crystals initially heat up before stabilizing.

Here is a graph of the output of the latest build of the firmware:



That is a graph of lazerman121's Novalux Protera; as you can see, the reading is accurate to 0.1mW - with no physical changes to the Kenometer!

The USB firmware is finished, and I'm working on getting ready to field test the modified Kenometer Pro firmware - which should be even more interesting than this one!

I've settled on a price point of $30 for the firmware upgrade. Would anyone be interested in it were I to release it?

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Default Re: Feeler: Kenometer USB / Pro firmware Upgrades

That is a nice offer!....I wish I had a Kenometer, perhaps he will be offering them again at some point.
for your work on the firmware.
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I would buy the upgrade as long as I could upgrade it myself. What would be required? Count me in.
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Default Re: Feeler: Kenometer USB / Pro firmware Upgrades

Oh! I don't believe I didn't mention that!

What you'll get is the old compiled firmware binary, the new compiled firmware binary, and an upgrade program I wrote (along with a custom version of Luminosity CE to use the new data stream, tailored for each buyer). This way, you can use either one.

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Whats this why tailored ?

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Each firmware / logger pair will use a different stream protocol; this has no effect on how it runs.

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Sounds great. Count me in. I am still running the first version that was shipped.
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