Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Experiments & Modifications



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2012, 08:57 PM #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
wyldheinusend is on a distinguished road
wyldheinusend wyldheinusend is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
wyldheinusend is on a distinguished road
Default Modified laser

I want to design a laser that reads something on clothing (ie a color, hologram or something that can cover the entire garment) and when it points at that garment it sends a signal to activate an cervo. So when the laser is pointed at this this garment it activates the cervo. My thinking is that I can use preferbly an infrared pointer and wire it to a cervo.

Any thoughts??

or a good tutorial or starting point. Thanks


wyldheinusend is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 03-31-2012, 09:03 PM #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
wyldheinusend is on a distinguished road
wyldheinusend wyldheinusend is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
wyldheinusend is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Modified laser

Im thinking i can use a tv remote for the laser
wyldheinusend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 03:04 AM #3
Cyparagon's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,142
Rep Power: 9321
Cyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond repute
Cyparagon Cyparagon is online now
Class 4 Laser
Cyparagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,142
Rep Power: 9321
Cyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond reputeCyparagon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Modified laser




Sorry... why?
__________________
A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
Cyparagon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 03:33 AM #4
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 249
Rep Power: 19
mattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud of
mattco2 mattco2 is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 249
Rep Power: 19
mattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud of
Default Re: Modified laser

For the object to fluoresce it needs to contain phosphorus and its going g to have to be exited by a UV or near UV source like a 405nm diode as for the servo you might be able to use a photo diode as a switch
mattco2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 06:57 PM #5
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 249
Rep Power: 19
mattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud of
mattco2 mattco2 is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 249
Rep Power: 19
mattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud ofmattco2 has much to be proud of
Default Re: Modified laser

tv remotes dont use lasers they use infra red led's
mattco2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 07:29 PM #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
wyldheinusend is on a distinguished road
wyldheinusend wyldheinusend is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
wyldheinusend is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Modified laser

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyparagon View Post



Sorry... why?

So i have accepted a challenge to fly my model airplane through a course. I want to put either a piece of fabric or a colored board, I could tell the model plane to turn by activating one of the cervos when the color or fabric comes into view of this laser. My thinking is I could place these in key areas to ensure my model plane turns at the exact same time. And no this is not cheeting this was part of the challenge to audomate the airplanes course.

any ideas would help
wyldheinusend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2012, 12:25 AM #7
billg519's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,056
Rep Power: 129
billg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond repute
billg519 billg519 is offline
Class 3R Laser
billg519's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,056
Rep Power: 129
billg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Modified laser

Lasers don't "see", rather they emit photons. You could use fluorescent paints on the boards, the plane could shine a weak 405nm beam to fluoresce them, but you would need sophisticated (read heavy) electronics and a color camera to determine the color and move the appropriate RC servo on the plane. All this stuff might be too heavy for an RC plane, unless you are allowed a big plane. Is this a school or university activity? Putting lasers on a plane is asking for terrorism charges in most jurisdictions. One nasty cop could give you a very bad legal headache. if it is an educational thing, and eye safety is covered, you might be OK. There might be better ways than using a laser ... What about a waypoint system with short range radio transmitters at each turn point, so the plane's computer knows which way to turn depending on the frequency of the transmitter. Computer starts the plane on its course and then looks for and heads to the first tx, then turns when the tx signal is strongest (when tx is under the plane). Two differnt frequencies would give left and right.
__________________
I have a few lasers ... (62 handhelds, 11 labbies, 7 gas lasers, and 6 LPM's) I need more ... I have lots of goggles too! Eye safety comes first!
billg519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2012, 12:58 AM #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
wyldheinusend is on a distinguished road
wyldheinusend wyldheinusend is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
wyldheinusend is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Modified laser

AHHHH I did not even consder that, Thanks for the heads up. I think I will leave this challenge go. Thanks all for the replys
wyldheinusend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2012, 07:20 AM #9
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In A State of Shock.
Posts: 11,871
Rep Power: 0
Tech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond repute
Tech_Junkie Tech_Junkie is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In A State of Shock.
Posts: 11,871
Rep Power: 0
Tech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Modified laser

Quote:
Originally Posted by billg519 View Post
Lasers don't "see", rather they emit photons. You could use fluorescent paints on the boards, the plane could shine a weak 405nm beam to fluoresce them, but you would need sophisticated (read heavy) electronics and a color camera to determine the color and move the appropriate RC servo on the plane. All this stuff might be too heavy for an RC plane, unless you are allowed a big plane. Is this a school or university activity? Putting lasers on a plane is asking for terrorism charges in most jurisdictions. One nasty cop could give you a very bad legal headache. if it is an educational thing, and eye safety is covered, you might be OK. There might be better ways than using a laser ... What about a waypoint system with short range radio transmitters at each turn point, so the plane's computer knows which way to turn depending on the frequency of the transmitter. Computer starts the plane on its course and then looks for and heads to the first tx, then turns when the tx signal is strongest (when tx is under the plane). Two differnt frequencies would give left and right.
Good to see you back Bill.
Tech_Junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2012, 10:22 PM #10
billg519's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,056
Rep Power: 129
billg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond repute
billg519 billg519 is offline
Class 3R Laser
billg519's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,056
Rep Power: 129
billg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond reputebillg519 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Modified laser

Hi TJ, and thanks.
__________________
I have a few lasers ... (62 handhelds, 11 labbies, 7 gas lasers, and 6 LPM's) I need more ... I have lots of goggles too! Eye safety comes first!
billg519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
laser reader





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:52 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC