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    Default Recommendations on interface.

    "I was just about to put in a order on the laser dock dongle but saw the price tag now, $299 made it loose a lot of it's competitiveness. Even if their software still could be a lot of fun playing around with. So what is the options?"

    Range is based on price only not saying anything about the function or quality.


    In the low range (> ~$100):

    LaserShark
    • USB
    • 12 bit X and Y
    • 2 x 12 bit color channels
    • 1 x TTL color channel
    • Full resolution up to 64Kpps
    • LPC1343 Microcontroller running at 72Mhz
    • Open source

    Helios
    • USB
    • 12 bit X and Y
    • 4 x 8 bit color channels (RGB + I)
    • Max sampling rate 65535 pps
    • ATSAM4S2B ARM microcontroller, 112MHz and 64KB RAM
    • OLSC compatible
    • Open source

    Laserboy
    • USB
    • 16 bit X and Y
    • 3 x 16 bit color channels
    • Open source


    Medium range (~$100 - ~$400):

    RIYA
    • USB
    • 12 bit X and Y
    • 4 x 8 bit color channels

    Laserdock
    • USB
    • 12 bit X and Y
    • 3 x 12 bit color channels
    • Speed up to 60Kpps
    • 32bit ARM processor 72MHz (LPC1343?)

    Ether Dream (Ether Dream 2?)
    • 100M Ethernet
    • 12 bit X and Y
    • 6 x 12 bit color channels
    • Max sampling rate 100Kpps
    • Playback of ILDA and WAV files from SD card at up to 60kpp (as well as over network)

    Moncha LITE
    • 100M Ethernet
    • 12 bit X and Y
    • 4 x 8 bit color channels
    • Max sampling rate 40Kpps
    • Playback from SD card
    • ArtNet


    Upper rage (~$400 <)

    Moncha GO
    • 100M Ethernet
    • 12 bit X and Y
    • 4 x 8 bit color channels
    • Max sampling rate 40Kpps
    • Playback from SD card
    • ArtNet
    • LEGO compatible

    FB3QS
    • USB
    • 6 color channels
    • Max sampling rate 120Kpps
    • Quickshow included

    FB4 Standard
    • Ethernet
    • 6 color channels
    • Max sampling rate 120Kpps
    • Standalone SD card memory
    • ArtNet
    • Quickshow included


    I have probably missed a lot but these are those that comes to mind...
    Last edited by Groover; 01-18-2017 at 06:31. Reason: I'll just scribble down my thoughts as I explore the subject, it might help someone out in the future.
    You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!

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    if you're looking for value, low cost, don't forget RIYA:

    https://innolasers.com/shop/index.ph...roller=product
    USB, 12 bit X-Y, 4 8-bit color channels.

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    The DAC is of course important, but you also might want to consider the software supported by the individual DAC.

    I guess a better approach would be to find out what kind of software you want to use, and then find the best or only DAC supporting that SW.

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    If I'm not mistaken the etherdream can playback and stream wav from the computer.
    Not just sdcard
    leading in trailing technology

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    Of course, I should clarify that about Etherdream. I also added RIYA.

    As for my quest I ordered a Helios and will try it out. While doing some research I found some interesting finds about Lasershark and might get one for some experiments.
    You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!

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