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Default Inexpensive addressable strip mounted 5mW lasers

I'm interested controlling a number of inexpensive laser modules as an in an addressable fashion using an Arduino or similar. Any easy tricks for making the lasers addressable?

Any suggestions for a wire with addressable 3V out lines spaced evenly along its length?

Maybe buy an inexpensive monochromatic addressable LED strip and solder connectors onto the LED contacts for the lasers? Can anyone recommend an inexpensive monochromatic strip that exposes contacts enough?


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I like the idea. What are you thinking to build exactly?.

I canīt help you in the adressing issue, thought
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Maybe try one of those addressable LED drivers like the TLC5940?
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Default Re: Inexpensive addressable strip mounted 5mW lasers

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Maybe try one of those addressable LED drivers like the TLC5940?

Demystifying the TLC5940

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Default Re: Inexpensive addressable strip mounted 5mW lasers

Yes, I'll read up on the TLC5940, thanks! I honestly hadn't even considered greyscale, but that'd be cool.

I've built belt that projects lines onto the ground for burner events, raves, etc. I'm interested in adding some sequencing based effects such as a rotating triangle.
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