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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    Today, 09:35
    mixedgas replied to a thread SELEM Meals in Laser Meet-N-Greet
    Delicious and appropriate are the words that come to mind. Good Job Brad...
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  • HankLloydRight's Avatar
    Today, 09:35
    So the Echoes show, if there is one, would be Saturday the 5th?
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  • TheHermit's Avatar
    Today, 09:21
    Hi Adam From what I could tell from singlemode's stream, SELEM was an incredible event, so I'm planning to attend next year's event, if'n the creek don't rise. Is there a site where we can find uploaded videos of this year's event? Thanks to all who are willing to share.🙏 😎
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 09:17
    Indeed. You are essentially trying to solve the traveling salesman problem over and over with each frame, in real time... (And of course, the traveling salesman problem is NP-complete.) So, yeah, it's already a computationally-intensive problem, even before you start thinking about advanced...
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 09:06
    Another SELEM has come and gone! If only I had gotten more sleep... :rolleyes: I finally unloaded my gear last night. I was just too tired to do it on Monday. (I thought this stuff was supposed to get lighter now that we're all using diodes - sheesh!) Thanks again to everyone who helped...
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 08:48
    I build one of these for my son (Dan) last fall and gave it to him as a Christmas present. I've been meaning to put up a post detailing the construction process, but I haven't found the time. Here is a picture of the completed project: Direct link: https://i.imgur.com/dDmqG0a.jpeg I...
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 07:31
    I don't remember seeing fringing like that on any of my Plutos. It's almost got to be contamination on the lens. Here is a side-by-side shot of two Plutos: On the left you have 463 nm blue and 520 nm green, and on the right you have 445 nm blue and 532 green. No fringing on either...
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 06:45
    buffo replied to a thread Laserium documentary in The Lounge
    I watched this at SELEM this year, and I was really impressed. I guess I didn't know what to expect going into it, but I very much enjoyed the documentary. I think most laser enthusiast's have at least a vague understanding of what Laserium was, but this film dives deep into the history of...
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:21
    Both I and Dale have the isotopic neon and helium. Start with Dale and then call me if he cannot help you. Looking at a 132 picture, the advice of dropping in a new tube is a bit more appropriate, due to the way the soft mirror seals are sealed on a glass tube with the flat ends precision ground...
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48
    mixedgas replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Thanks Ron, That is more than enough. This amplifier is a work of art. The output topology is amazing. What more can I say, I stared at the schematic for a full hour and then said a Prayer of Thanks for the beauty! I shipped a little something surplus to Greg. He's going to need quite a...
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47
    mixedgas replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    That was a "gentleman" I could have done without meeting. We'll leave it at that. Steve
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  • Eidetic's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:13
    Not practical. Waaaaay cheaper to just replace the laser with modern He-Ne, and keep the old heads in a display cabinet (with cover off?).
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  • kecked's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:33
    dale harder or steve Robertís. I just gave them each a 1000 liters of neon. Dale has direct experience repumping both.
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  • laserist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35
    laserist replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    The guys in R&D were developing those after The Beatles show premiered. Ivan brought Sam M. in as president, and Sam negotiated the Beatles licensing deal. Looking back that was pivotal time for Laserium, but Sam didn't have the slightest idea what Laserium was about, was profoundly hard of...
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  • laserist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:10
    laserist replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    U1 - MC4024 is the 3.28 MHz osc. Top left on the schematic.
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  • ronhip's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 21:15
    ronhip replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Steve, Here are the only docs I have (which should about be all that you need...) Ron
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  • Greg's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 20:09
    Greg replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Steve: I sent an email before I saw your previous post. Wow! TheHermit: I think that's pretty much about it, yeah. There is no ADAT involved anywhere on my plate of spaghetti, and the ILDA block in my current setup just means single ended to differential amplifiers, nothing to do with ILDA...
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  • pmurph5's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 17:21
    I have a friend who purchased a couple he-ne's that have some historical interest. One is a SP 132, the other is a SP 134 (he says; I haven't seen them). The tubes flash on and off. He says they have outgassed and need to be regassed. Is this possible? If so, who can do it and what's involved...
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 17:08
    mixedgas replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Anyone have the manual for these scanner amps? 361 71 D They will probably end up with Greg. Three of them were in a non-laserium projector at SELEM and followed me home. Steve
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  • TheHermit's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 09:42
    TheHermit replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    If I'm understanding correctly, Greg is able to decode the ADAT signals into digital control voltage variables within his BELA code, which are then routed to the appropriate functions, like size, symmetry, position, etc. If so, then those same functions can 'Map' the incoming voltage levels to...
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  • lasingfox's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 08:39
    sounds good! when you get a shipping quote let me know.
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 07:10
    Recover from SELEM.. Ship one to you. Steve
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  • BruceLavender's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 03:21
    Thanks for the reply. I managed to sort it out by reading the oppositions product manual. There are 9 pages of saved text which start at page 0 not 1 as you would expect if there is no text in page 0 the unit will not display and after programming pages 0 - 9 you have to set the play time for each...
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  • laserist's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 18:49
    laserist replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    According to the documentation I've got (thanks Ron) the MIDI was recorded on chan 5 of the "A" tapes. Chan 5 wasn't DC. I'd look at it with a scope. I doubt an ADAT could record a raw MIDI signal worth a damn. It's probably a 1/2 speed or slower version of a MIDI signal that would need to be...
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  • Displaser's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 13:03
    Hey John, It was great seeing you again! Also nice to see you have a potential laserist in the family too! We talked about a bimonthly call, probably quarterly at a minimum. If we do our next ZOOM call two months out after SELEM, I think this is a good interval. Iíd suggest that we reconvene...
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  • polishedball's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 12:09
    Was it ever decide are we going to try a quarterly call? Just to hang out.
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  • polishedball's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 12:06
    polishedball replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    Maybe slightly off topic, but does anyone know of a way to decode the Ch6 data for ADAT midi that usually fed a midiana without recreating it from the schematic?
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  • lasermaster1977's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 10:43
    lasermaster1977 replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    I have goosebumps all over! Multa BELA!
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  • TheHermit's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 08:13
    TheHermit replied to a thread CYGN-B in The Lounge
    🤯 That's impressive! Well done, Greg.👏👏👏👏👏 Didn't see that one coming, 'cause I never realized the 2 projects were one & the same. How will BELA imagery be controlled and generated? Or is it intended to be more of an ILDA file reader to augment the 6b, kinda like a simulated 4th channel data...
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  • lasingfox's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 07:42
    so whatcha wanna do?
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