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Using a laserbee on a smartphone?

brendon7358

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Hi, I have a LaserBee 2.5Watt USB Laser Power Meter and a Samsung Galaxy S3, there is an adapter I can get so I can plug things that use usb into my micro usb port such as keyboards etc, do you think I could use an LPM ? The only problem is I would not be able to install the actual software because it is windows only :(
 



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Hmmm...It's a very interesting idea.... :pop:
Any developers here? :thinking:

Jim
 
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ARG

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Does your smartphone have drivers for the USB to serial converter? I highly doubt this is possible.
 

InfinitusEquitas

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WL explored this idea a while back.

I think they dumped it for three reasons, cost, lack of demand, and people would see their lasers are underspec.

There is no reason why it wouldn't be possible, just highly improbable.
 

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Wait so you want an LPM serial reading on your phone? Or a version of Eagle Eye software?
 

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Is there an app for that? Would be pretty cool. I dont see why a linux application could not be wrote to run on android...
 

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1. Develop hardware to output a signal voltage proportional to the sampled laser power to an audio cable.
2. Write app to read that signal voltage.
3. Plug LPM into microphone jack on phone.
4. Call a friend and make them listen to your laser. (optional)
5. ???
6. PROFIT!

Trevor
 
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HitShane

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They have a credit card scanner that plugs into the audio input/output of any iOS/Android device.
 

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I know someone who's job is writing apps. I can try getting him in contact with jerry...
 

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Many Android smartphones these days can act as a USB host, meaning you can plug mice, keyboards, USB flash drives etc into them. Being linux based, if you knew the Android OS well enough, it is completely doable.
 

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Well... LETS GET IT DONE :D An app that you could just plug any thermopile ophir,laserbee etc into the audio jack would be amazing :D All you would need is a few different adapters for the different plugs they use, also it would be cheaper sense you don't need the LPM itself but just the termopile :D
 

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Well... LETS GET IT DONE :D An app that you could just plug any thermopile ophir,laserbee etc into the audio jack would be amazing :D All you would need is a few different adapters for the different plugs they use, also it would be cheaper sense you don't need the LPM itself but just the termopile :D
You'd need a circuit to map the output voltage of your sensor to a voltage that the phone would be able to read from the microphone jack.

Not quite an adapter, but close. :p

Trevor
 

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I was just about to say, has no one heard of Bluetooth?

Surely you could couple the output of the Laserbee to a bluetooth TX module? then with the appropriate software read it on Android?

IOS is useless as its bluetooth is A2DP only.
 




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