- Aug 14, 2013
I can definitely do that since I'll have most of the parts already.
- Measure Low. I want to measure low-power HeNe’s I buy off eBay. It needs to measure down to 1mW +/- 0.10mW.
- Measure High. I want to measure high-power diodes, such as those Nichia 445nm in the >2000mW range.
- Peek and Hold. I want to see the maximum my laser diode puts out, before it begins to heat, drain the batteries and the output falls off.
- Average output. Between two time points.
- Graphs. Data collection is fine. But I want to share what my lasers can do with others on the LPF forum. Those nice graph images people post are really slick. I want software to do that.
- Cross-platform. I love windows because I can tweak it and I’m a software engineer. But macs are cool, too. And as long as I am far-reaching, why not through an app from a mobile device?
Pretty crazy I might want all this, huh? But there’s more. I don’t want to be required to install large funky libraries, or .NET 9.0 on my machines to use the LPM and graph output. Further, I want the source code, so I can fiddle with it in my evil lair and improve it in my laboratory. Then when I can graph phase-shifts of my beams off the moon, I can contribute to the Open Source LPM project and become infamous.
In the end, though, the meter-part of this project, and the “Open Source” software involved, need not be all that complex. And many of the above-mentioned features are dependent on the hardware, not software.
Well I've made some progress on this. Ordered the PCB and parts for a prototype. We'll see how that goes.
I hope it's not too late for wishes you all did great work esspecially you ARG had so useful wishes and I'm a bit late so why not something funny
Could you please integrate some kind of ****ographic content in this that's my wish for a Open Source LPM
Can be just a pin up girl on the PCB silkscreen