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Thread: Pic based laser oscilloscope
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Germain Morbe wrote:
> > Hi all
> > I wanted to construct a rough oscilloscope type audio projector with a
> > laser diode and a pic.
> > Sample through the AD
> > use this value to control something that will change the x'y position of
> > the laser diode and with it the display on the wall.
> > Any ideas
> > Alan
> For a simple scope function use 2 mirors as Alan did explain already. Use a
> Power-Op for the Y(audio) -axis and also a OP based Sawwave Generator for
> the X(line)-axis. There is not much a PIC can do in this application except
> being to slow.

Yes and no, the PIC might be too slow to do the whole ADC
conversion and display... But if using a voice coil to
scan Y he could use a simple audio analog circuit to
drive it, and a PIC would be perfect to synchronise the
spinning X motor to an exact speed and sync. :o)

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