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  • dkumpula's Avatar
    Today, 16:37
    That's WAY too embarrassing! I did find the answer to the position feedback on those amps though:
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  • james's Avatar
    Today, 15:53
    Like I said, LaserBoy is the same as LFI Player for the Default palette. Anarchy is different. So I must not have gotten the table from Anarchy. Although, it is right there in a plain text file. So it would have been super easy. The only way I see to get the palette table from LFI Player is to look...
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    Today, 15:21
    Mike would have gotten it internally at LFI, Used the standard to create a table, or possibly from Rick G. He would have needed it for Laserous Light Flowers, which is the prior program that helped land him a job at LFI. He had one far better program after LLF, I cant remember the name but I have...
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  • james's Avatar
    Today, 14:29
    You're getting saucy in your old age. Anyway.... I did a bit more testing. I made a frame with lines of palette indexes 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60. I used the same technique of capturing the screen to Paint Shop Pro and checked the RGB values of each line. For this group of palette indexes,...
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    Today, 14:29
    That is a Cr:YAG passive Q-switch, aka a saturable absorber. The dark green color gives it away. Odds are the rear mirror is NOT coated on the Q-Switch. The laser will work best if the flashlamp is fed from a pulse forming network. If you don't use a PFN and the rod lases near it's edge, ie...
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  • Bradfo69's Avatar
    Today, 13:41
    I'm hijacking just to ask a question. Adam called me to ask me my opinion about this and yes, I have one too. For those of you with the Look Solution Unique 2's, do you find that these tend to have more of a distinct odor when in use? I got a Smoke Factory Tour Hazer and a Unique 2 at the same...
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  • White-Light's Avatar
    Today, 13:22
    I have one as well Adam. No complaints here. Just make sure you follow the shut down procedure and you should be sweet.
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    Today, 12:34
    Oh Fuc& it James, call the other Steve and get what happened and when if he remembers. He's Not the kind of guy to have a problem with telling you the history. Get it now before everyone involved gets Alzheimers or dies. He did part of his own in-house programming, so he knows what you want to...
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  • james's Avatar
    Today, 12:27
    OSR has spoken.
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  • fiberguy's Avatar
    Today, 12:14
    Yeah, you can only see it if you shine light into it so I wasn't able to get a photo but the rod is there. But yeah I was trying to figure out where the mirrors where. Interesting. I just googled mirrors for 1064nm and they are semi transparent to visible light and match what is on the back of my...
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 11:57
    I've never heard of a passively-q-switched YAG before. More to the point, I don't see a mirror behind the dark block, so even if that was the Q-switch, where is the other mirror? Yeah, me neither. From the pictures you posted, it's unclear if the YAG rod is even in place... Can you...
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  • mixedgas's Avatar
    Today, 11:51
    Why the ^uck do you not just email Steve Heminover and ask him about how the file format was developed. If I remember right the color table was one of his contributions. The original color table was the one in the standard. When Pangolin used it, there was a tweek or two. Pangolin is the...
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  • fiberguy's Avatar
    Today, 09:33
    Yeah, its strange though. I think it is missing its front mirror. The listing I bought it from claimed it was a q switched nd yag laser. Here are some photos of it. I was expecting a simple laser cavity with two mirrors and nd yag in the middle. Possibly a spinning mirror for q switching. There is...
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 04:35
    buffo replied to a thread SELLING : Look Unique 2.1 hazer - Europe Only in Buy/Sell/Trade
    We were able to work out an agreement on the international shipping, so I bought it. :cool: Looking forward to trying it out. I've heard a great deal of good things about these units, and I've had the chance to see them in operation at a few FLEMs over the years. (LJK has one.) I'm sure it will...
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 04:33
    buffo replied to a thread SELLING : CM 6800s For Sale in Buy/Sell/Trade
    Hello Dash - Welcome to PhotonLexicon. You might want to add a little info to your listing. For instance: do your ClubMax 6800s have the integrated FB4 controllers? And if so, do you have a Beyond licence for any of them that you will be including with the sale? Also, how many do you have...
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 04:28
    While this doesn't work very well (for the exact reasons you explained), the other, more immediate problem is that most laser show controllers do not output a pulse-width-modulated color signal in the first place. So even if you have a driver that supports PWM input on the modulation line, your...
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 04:24
    I'm still waiting for a picture of the metal working area from the garage! *retardo Adam
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  • buffo's Avatar
    Today, 04:23
    WOW! That head assembly ("gun") is much bigger than the one in the Youtube video you posted. And look at the size of the wiring... Plenty of current available. Given how much larger this unit is, it very well could be a diode-pumped YAG. Adam
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  • james's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:44
    When I first started working with laser art and the ilda file format in 2003, I had anarchy and the software that came with the QM-32. I made a bunch of frames that had white in them. It didn't seem to be an issue then. The 3D snow man is still in in.ild and it is white.
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  • dchammonds's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:58
    I'll guess there was was a typo or two on Anarchy's table that other scribes repeated down the line. Yes there are 1530 values in a simple 24bit RGB rainbow, but the default palette takes a detour ramp into white making the trip a little different (and slightly longer).
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  • james's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:36
    You should know by now Dean. The ways of ILDA are a mystery to mere mortals like us. One thing I notice that is different between the 2014 ILDA palette definition and the other palettes is the definition of white (255,255,255). In the 2014 palette, white is found at index 56 and no other. ...
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  • dchammonds's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:13
    I have peeked at this ILD doc before, but I did not look at the end to see the suggested palette info; there are some slight differences between it and Anarchy's table, but the basic approach is still the same- 64 entries (0-63) with at least one color saturated in each in a wraparound continuum...
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  • james's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:23
    OK. This is weird.... The 2014 ILDA Spec says.... Appendix A. Suggested Default Color Palette The color palette described here was originally developed by LFI and Aura Technologies. It contains 64 colors of the full saturated hues and white.This color palette is used by most ILDA files that do...
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  • james's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:33
    I think you need to consider the fact that the earliest software developed for color laser display was done on Amiga. And I think that had 6 bit palette indexed color. Probably the best answer to this question would come from LFI as they are the ones who created this palette in the first place....
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  • dchammonds's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:11
    That's because the default palette is a wraparound continuum similar to an RGB rainbow.
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  • james's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:40
    OK Dean. Here's your exported Anarchy palette compared to the Default palette built into LB. I don't see much difference. This leads me to believe that Anarchy must have been where I got it from in the first place. I do notice that there are 64 color definitions and none of them are black....
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  • Jerilyng's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:26
    Oh I totally get I don't have the best laser out there, no offense taken at all! Maybe I'll get a nicer one but this is simple and if I can get it to work, all I am looking for.
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  • james's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:19
    Since your laser can only make 7 colors; red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta, white, you should use only these colors when you make your art from the get go. The ultimate goal of any laser frame artist is to get as much out of as little as possible. Remember, scanners only move so fast and...
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  • james's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57
    Well this is interesting! https://www.ilda.com/resources/StandardsDocs/ILDA_IDTF14_rev011.pdf This came out on my birthday, 4 years ago! There are some differences. I wish I could find where I got the original 63 color palette information. I think it might have come from laserfx.com.
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  • Jerilyng's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18
    If you look at the real Linus - he has a red shirt with black stripes ;-) I'm kind of a peanuts nut. Was looking to add a little laser show in my window (with a screen) for Christmas, and maybe a halloween one. I wonder, if i started out with these specific values way back in my illustrator...
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