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Thread: Laserwave single mode RGB module not modulating : (

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    Default Laserwave single mode RGB module not modulating : (

    I picked up this new RGB module from Laserwave and just dropped it in a projector.

    The problem is that the we can't get the lasers to modulate. When I apply power to the module the lasers come on at full power after a short delay.

    We have tried shorting the modulation to ground as well as applying 5v to modulation as well, but we couldn't get the lasers to turn off or modulate.

    Has anyone else picked up one of these modules??? or have the manual?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    -Sal

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    Read the manual.

    There are switches to select modulation types
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    Thanks Dave...

    We were trying to set this up at NWLEM and did not have the manual (never received one with the module and didn't see it on the laser wave site).

    We eventually (not me) found the TINY switches. Do you have a link to the manual or a copy of it?

    -Sal

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    Those switches are TINY! I'm talking microscopic. I never would have guessed that they were switches. I've seen surface-mount capacitors that were larger than those things. You really need a 3X or better magnifying lens to see them.

    Thankfully someone else at NWLEM knew that they were there and was able to see the tiny plastic protrusions for selecting which of the 3 modes of operation you wanted it to be in. And with the help of a very small pick, we were able to switch them to analog and get everything working.

    Adam

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    How small is the module? How is the combined white?

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    Here's a blurry, overexposed shot of its output:

    http://m.flickr.com/photos/raytracin...l/photostream/

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    Here is a picture of those tiny switches:

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    I shared this thread with Bridge and asked him to post the manual for posterity.

    I try and snag some pictures of the output with a real camera later this week when I have time (iPhone doesn't cut it).

    -Sal

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    so how do you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kecked View Post
    so how do you like it?
    The beam seemed nice, the white with the no modulation was a bit pink but nothing software could not cure... For the price the time saved not having to build and buy all the bits is fair. I have my box of parts I still need to use or I would be tempted... Okay I lied I still would not mind one

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    Those are the switches??? You gotta be kidding me!

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