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01-16-2013, 02:52 AM #17
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Re: My custom LaserBee firmware!

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 Originally Posted by lasersbee I had always understood that an algorithm is a step by step procedure for making a complete mathematical calculation string. I usually call it a Formula... Algorithm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jerry You can contact us at any time through our Website: J.BAUER Electronics
I think he means that since the process is primarily arithmetic, its almost overkill to call it an algorithm since algorithms can involve any number of processes which may not exclusively include maths.

If its mostly just math, then I suppose you could call it a function, but then again "functions" are also a sort of "mini-algorithm" in programmer's terms. So perhaps that's what it ought to be called.

An algorithm can include many functions, but can a single function be considered use of an entire algorithm?

Just stretching out the idea as long as I can... for what its worth.

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01-22-2013, 12:43 PM #18
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Re: My custom LaserBee firmware!

Well at any rate good job.
The response time is really great. I'd love to give it a try!
Need \$\$\$ first.
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01-22-2013, 12:47 PM #19
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Re: My custom LaserBee firmware!

Today this came up in my mind....
Is there any way i can connect my 2.5W USB Laserbee
to a small screen in order to use it without the need of a PC....?

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01-22-2013, 01:46 PM #20
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Re: My custom LaserBee firmware!

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 Originally Posted by Seoul_lasers Well at any rate good job. The response time is really great. I'd love to give it a try! Need \$\$\$ first.
I plan on selling the upgrade for no more than \$15.

I do, however, still need to make a 3.2W version.

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 Originally Posted by jimdt7 Today this came up in my mind.... Is there any way i can connect my 2.5W USB Laserbee to a small screen in order to use it without the need of a PC....? Jim
Yes and no. If you felt like adding an Arduino to the LPM, it would be trivial to add a screen.

But without adding an additional circuit or significantly altering the circuit that the PIC resides in, no.

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01-22-2013, 02:00 PM #21
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Re: My custom LaserBee firmware!

I mean that all Laserbees use the same circuit board (I guess)
and since the Alpha Meter uses the same circuit board with my 2.5W USB
there must be an easy way to do it...

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01-22-2013, 02:06 PM #22
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Re: My custom LaserBee firmware!

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 Originally Posted by jimdt7 I mean that all Laserbees use the same circuit board (I guess) and since the Alpha Meter uses the same circuit board with my 2.5W USB there must be an easy way to do it... Jim
The 1W, 2.1W, and 3.2W are the same, with the exception of a contrast pot on the 3.2W. The only changes are to the firmware and to the sampling circuit.

The USB LaserBee, on the other hand, uses a completely different board... so the socket to put an LCD is not there. Thus, you'd either need to significantly alter the current circuit (and probably use a new board) or add another board to the enclosure.

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01-22-2013, 02:08 PM #23
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Re: My custom LaserBee firmware!

I guess you know a lot more than i do
I said so because the boards look identical, at least from the pictures...

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01-22-2013, 02:37 PM #24
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Re: My custom LaserBee firmware!

Well, just to clarify, this is basically the board that's in your 2.5W LaserBee (from the LaserBee thread in the Measurements section):

It's his little datalogger board. Jerry repurposed them after the initial failed release.

It has no output for an LCD. If you look at where the traces on the board go, the pins you see at the top of the board mirror the serial lines, and the group of six pins in the lower left are effectively the "buttons" (according to the silkscreen). The other LaserBee boards have a socket for the LCD to go - and on this board it's unfortunately absent.

...but it's definitely not impossible to add a screen.

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01-22-2013, 03:02 PM #25
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Re: My custom LaserBee firmware!

Actually that's not the board i have inside my laserbee...
I have the red one...

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01-22-2013, 04:15 PM #26
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 Originally Posted by jimdt7 Actually that's not the board i have inside my laserbee... I have the red one... Jim
Yep - the 2.5W LaserBee I've got here also has the red version. It's the same situation though. No LCD, sadly. ><

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