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can anyone point me to some good links for DIY for usb - ILDA


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You're in luck. I just recently did a tutorial on a DIY USB soundcard DAC. Here's the link:

http://laserpointerforums.com/groups...tml#gmessage95

Also, you'll definitely want to read this whole thread on PL:

USB Audio DAC mod + LaserBoy Correction Amp - Photonlexicon

I know it's really long, but it will give you a good idea of how to do this right.
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thanks EF.

I have all my scanner parts in except the scanner itself (galvos, amps, DMX, etc).. will be using your guide

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^post some pics when it's finished!
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I know the pictures kind of suck.. but here is my layout.



so now it is just finding the right software to start tinking
(laserboy and speghetti i've heard are pretty good for playing around but I have no idea the cost)

I'll post more after reading the how-to's
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********* is great for playing frames, It used to be free but now its $50
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I know pangolin will be my end point software. At some point this year I have a funder who will be dumping out for the pro version. does ********* only play frame by frame type stuff? or does it have the capability of playing some shows?
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EDIT: Totally missed your last question.. ********* is capable of playing full shows, but I think it has a time limit of 10 minutes per show.

********* works great, and it's worth the $50, however it is still a tad buggy at times. I really must stress, this is a ~$100 solution and is AWESOME for the money, but do not expect perfection. It is not a professional solution. It is an innovative and cost-effective hobbyist solution supported and developed by three individuals on their dime so you have to accept it as that. Believe me when I say that it is incredible once you have the system tuned up and running properly. It simply can't be beat for the money.
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