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Wicked Lasers releases "open source" laser


MessiTom

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Well thats certainly different. But what REALY could you make it do? Strobe at diff speeds and power levels?

Dosent seem quite all that? What am I missing?

It is definitely novel

Also, cool host
 
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It uses 2 AA's and since it's a pen style, probably can't be that powerful. I'm already uninterested.
 

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A laser I can upload code to? I can't not like it...

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A $30 programmer? :eek:
It's just a basic PICKit, isn't it? Tad spendy.

I quite like the idea though. May have to grab one. Where's all the open source docs? Can only find the user manual on the site.
 
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I was looking on the WL website and found this on their "Product Review"

Straight from the website:
It's open-source and smartphone-controllable, so anyone can create create apps for it on iOS and Android. The Evo has fully variable power selection and 4 operating modes: momentary, constant, strobe, and bypass. There's even a hidden mode we like to call "Woz mode", requested by the great himself.

Anyone notice the 2 creates?

Just something to point out :beer:
 

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It uses 2 AA's and since it's a pen style, probably can't be that powerful. I'm already uninterested.
With you on that one, eBay pens only get a bad wrap because they have a boring host.Most eBay pens are way way overspec if you put the same modules in a good looking host people would not have a problem with them at all.And uploading to a pen style laser hmmm pass ..my 2 cents worth
 
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Sounds like a gimmic to me, a 100mW laser for 300 Dollars.
Too right damn i have eBay pens that output almost that much in green and violet and way more in red all day reliable that's the pen taken care of ...so that's 8 dollars that leaves, $292 for the gimmick to use your words +1
 

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Screams dangerous as hell to me.
i reckon, do you think it would be able to turn on purely by code?

if it can control the power, imagine the people who dial in something similar to this:

#include<ledthediode.h>

using namespace std;

int main ()
{
diode current set > "9000";
cout << "Its over nine thousand!";
return 0;
}


 
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I'm confused, I haven't found any driver schematics, gerber files, CAD drawings or anything.
What about this laser is "open source"?
 




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