- Feb 27, 2011
Hey Trevor are you guys going to make a TEC model for us cheap bastards? Very nice work.
We are looking at cheaper alternatives, but it doesn't look hopeful. We are looking for something with comparable performance to Ophirs.
Perhaps a small 8x8mm TEC. (Though the response time is still slow comparatively)
So THAT's what your avatars are, guys.
I was wondering
This looks great. So basically, plug'n'play with any Ophir a member might already have?
Price is a bit steep but I guess that, for a hobby grade, this is as high-end as it can go.
Nice job you guys!
The 250$ unit is plug n' play with any Ophir head, such as the ones in the nospins, kenometers, or just the plain OEM ones.
It's kind of silly to use a TEC sensor on a graphing LPM. Basically the TEC acts like a very strong low pass filter and slows down response time by at least an order of magnitude. It is like putting a 10,000uF filter cap across your signal input pin.
Trevor actually implemented a nice feature that helps with this, on both the Rubicon and Pergerine - a threshold.
For example if someone has a laser and the power is around 1000mW they set the threshold to 800mW and any readings under 800mW will be thrown out