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Files for v1.1

Here are the hardware and firmware files for v1.1, distributed under Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution, Share-Alike

  • Schematic and Layout files in Eagle format
  • Firmware for AVR-GCC
  • Newer firmware with fix for 'always on' bug (?)

Files for v1.0

Here are the hardware and firmware files for v1.0, distributed under Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution, Share-Alike

  • Schematic and Layout files in Eagle format
  • Firmware for AVR-GCC

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Wow. Great instructable. Couldnt you increase the range if you used infa-red lazers instead? you might have to use a scope or magnifying device aligned with it to work since it is a lazer point, but it might work up to 1000 feet, depending on the lazer and power source.
I was thinking the same thing. If you got an IR laser diode it would actually put out a wide beam, not a dot, so long as you left off the focusing lens. So your aim would only have to be approximate. But the greatest trouble I'm seeing is that I don't know how much voltage is being put into the LEDs. So replacing the LEDs with a laser diode would be difficult because you would need to incorporate a driver circuit between the output of the original circuit and your laser diode without hindering the information the original circuit is trying to pass on. Would anyone know how much this circuit puts out?
I think this circuit's output is about 1,9 volts, because the infrared LED comsumes max 1,9 volts. Yeah IR laser is a good idea... By the way, do you know how to program the microcontroller (ATTINY85V-10PU). i already have the source code, but i cant upload it to the microcontroller.
Regrettably I do not. I haven't learned how to do that yet. I'm still kinda new to all this. But I'm learning. I think I'm learning fast, but that has yet to be seen. Sorry I can't help anymore. I hope it works well for you.
if you want a wide beam for the IR LED, i think the only way is to cut the curve side (top) of the IR LED. so it has to be flat, that should make the beam wide. This is the picture...
That's actually pretty cool. What did you use to cut it? What is the flat surface like? smooth or rough? I'm assuming smooth is better? I'm sure I could learn through trial and error but I'd rather just let you tell me. As Benjamin Franklin said, "Experience is a hard master, but fools will have none other." Meaning if someone else can tell you how to do it, or someone else has already told you it's a bad idea, and you want to find out your own way, you could be a little smarter. So as I said, I'll just let you tell me. That is if you don't mind, of course. All help is welcome. Thank you.
hahaha.... nice... actually in Indonesia you can find these thing everywhare... but the bad news is my house is very far from the store that sell this kind of led, so i decide to make my own... the flat surface of LED that i bought is very smooth. but the one i made is a bit clouded. its very easy if you want to make one, you can cut the curve side with a saw and then smoothen the surface with sandpaper, it work nice. i think if you want to make the surface smoother, you can try cutting it using something hot, like a hot cutter... but i havent tried that way yet... By the way, where are you from?? im from Indonesia... nice to talk with you....
<p>Halooo bang.. ^_^ kembali saya bangkitkan komentnya yg sudah terkubur 7 tahun yg lalu :v</p>
I'm from texas. It's nice to talk with you also. If you want it smoother you should try taking baking soda and mixing it with water until it is a paste (toothpaste with baking soda in it works fine too). Then you use a brush(tooth brush or anything else) to rub the paste on the surface you want polished. It also works very well on aluminum foil to make a reflector. But the aluminum foil warps so you have to do one side until it's the way you want it and then smooth it out, or polish the other side until it's flat again. I think that should help with the clouded problem. I'd be interested to know how that turns out. What type of saw did you use to cut it?
Ow thanks, i should try that... i use a saw with tight tooths
You're welcome. Let me know if it works. So a hand saw with a metal cutting blade?
yea, a small hand saw with a metal cutting blade... have you ever made some instructables yet?
Or if that way didnt work, you should try this... i hope you understand...
I understand. What's faster? Cutting it with a saw, or filing it?I kinda made an LED cube. Mine looks like junk, but I was able to entirely conceal the switch, and I made the batteries replaceable, so I'm happy with it. And I've been trying to build a laser, combining multiple instructables, and adding my own tweaks. The last part came in yesterday. I'm happy. How about you? Have you built any instructables?
Thats cool dude... just dont stop making things... i have made several instructables: 1. Ozone gas generator for cleaning "killing germs" in water replacing the conventional way (boiling). 2. TV jammer 3. Coil handgun 4. solar charger for my hand phone I dont remember the other...
what things have you ever build??
I think I'll build the coil handgun after the laser, actually. I tried to make a stun gun once, the switch I used wasn't rated for the voltage and it melted the leads together and was useless, But I fabricated a pretty cool housing out of PVC for it. and I made a "lightsaber". That worked really well. I used it for a halloween costume. It was pretty sweet. And I know it is completely un-manly, but I knit. I've made some pretty cool stuff doing that. I'm sure I've done more, but I can't think of anything right now. Are you working on any projects now?
i think you have to build a coil bazooka and destroy anything. once i planned to make a coil bazooka, but its too expensive. now im finishing my "electronic magnetic stripe card". this card can be used for replacing game zone magnetic stripe cards (but with unlimited access). how naughty i am...?! but it really works..... i love experimenting.....
That's so cool. You should make an instructable so I can make one too. I was wanting to make a multi stage coil gun, but I was thinking more along the lines of a rifle configuration. I don't know how expensive it would actually be. I thnk I've found a way to use a single charge circuit and to increase both the voltage and capacitance. Of course it would need one charge circuit and set of capacitors per stage, but it should be really cool when it's all said and done. Plus I think I found a way to make explosive rounds. So destroying anything and everything should be pretty easy. I'll have to see how they work when I've finished my coil gun.
They would take about the same, maybe more. It would be a simple mod.
The maybe more is what I'm afraid of. Laser diodes burn out really easy. That's why you need a driver circuit.
Yea, I was trying to get a burning lazer so I took out the resistor, and it still didnt burn. So the I put 9 volt through it and it didnt work at all.
If you want a burning laser you have to pull the laser diode out of a dvd BURNER 16X or higher. And they typically run around 115-150 mW, and your voltage shouldn't exceed 2-3 volts. As I said, they burn out easy. 9 volts will fry it in a couple seconds. Try finding a driver circuit, you can learn just about anything you want about lasers at laserpointerforums.com. If you're interested you should check it out. You can have any of your questions answered there better than I could. The FAQs and laser safety pages should be pretty informative, I'd recommend reading over that and then searching the rest of the site for answers to any other questions you might have. Sorry I can't help anymore. But let me know if you get it working. I'd be really interested in something like that.
I knew that at the time but didnt have one. you can stick it in a maglight too.
I'm sorry, what can you stick in a maglight?
You can take out the the burning lazer diode and make the legs longer and you can stick it in a mini maglight<br/><br/><div style="margin-left:15px;"> <object width="400" height="345" id=metacafeplayer><param name="movie" value="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/756433/laser_flashlight_hack/.swf"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/756433/laser_flashlight_hack/.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="345" wmode="transparent"></embed></object></div><br/>
That's a great thought, and Kipkay is amazing, but he's incorrect. He has more updated 'ibles that correct this flawed thinking. Check out these links. These are the instructions I used to build my laser. <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rog8811.com/laserdriver.htm">http://www.rog8811.com/laserdriver.htm</a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rog8811.com/laserdiodes.htm">http://www.rog8811.com/laserdiodes.htm</a> . Anyway, I'm glad you like the idea.<br/>
It was just one site I saw. The idea is all over the place.
I know. I've seen it. The only problem is that laser diodes are power hungry, and the more power they get, the more they want. Without a driver circuit, they burn themselves out in a couple of seconds, unless the battery is weak and can't take a heavy load. But when you change the batteries it'll kill the diode instantly. But if you try it and it works, I'll think about it.
I cant find an old burner..... / Its only 2 AAA in a mini mag. Thats more amps, a little less volts than the 3-4 button cells that lazers have, then again, AAA batts can let things suck power out faster. I think it would work. OHHH!!!! I just thought about this. My mom is upgrading to a vista with a new computer, and the buner wonk work with it, and it was bad to begin with!!!!!! MINE!!!!!!!!!!
&nbsp;&quot;Lazer&quot; is actually spelled LASER as it stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Thanks for the reminder!&nbsp; I've been trying to remember this lately and this popped up just like karma...<br />
Who cares? and why are you correcting spellings on year old posts?<br />
&nbsp;Sorry I can be a bit OCD sometimes...<br /> <br />
this would screw up time square XD
made the Adafruit kit.
don't get caught! <br>all to get caught! with this kit <br>not usefull at all sorry!
Made one, it works OK, a bit bulky.<br>But you can buy a &quot;Universal TV remote&quot; that does the same from Deal Extreme for under $5 ( it's smaller- great for stocking stuffers/gifts).<br>When is the &quot;wave bubble&quot; going to be a kit? ;-)
I just made one with no circuit board, no transistors, no kit, and no external oscillator and it actually works! I just modified the AVR fuses to turn off the divide-by-8 clock mode. I'm expecting reduced range though; my IR leds are low power.
PLEEEAAAASE tell me how you did it. I have a very small budget, and if you launch into technobabble I won't have a clue what you're talking about. I am trying to make one of these but don't have any access to circuit boards or anything. Please help me understand what to do.
If you look at my instructables I have a couple that are about DIY TV-B-Gones, and I'm about to publish another.
Can someone tell me why the IR leds have to go in the specific order? CLEAR, BLUE, BLUE, CLEAR??? I accidently did mine BLUE CLEAR CLEAR BLUE and it works fine...
What do I&nbsp;need to program a micro controller? Is there any alternative way to replace the micro controller? Thanks!<br />
Micro-controller programming hardware/software costs <strong>far</strong> more than this project, takes a while to learn, and you might never use it again. Check Jameco.com or budurl.com/jameco for more.<br /> <br /> Plus, the only value would be to add new TV codes, and you'd have to figure out what those new codes are.<br /> <br /> Of course, you can develop a new hobby/skill and learn its software language <strong>if that interests you</strong>.<br /> <br /> This chip is an erasable, programmable ROM memory device, simpler but similar to the chip that stores your PC's BIOS instruction set. &nbsp;A new PC has a new instruction set programmed onto the same old chip as last year's model.<br /> <br /> There is no simple replacement; it's the programmed &quot;brains&quot; of the circuit.
I appreciate the reply! Thanks :)
USBTinyISP programmer works great and is cheap, I think around $20. You build it from a kit, but that shouldn't be a problem for you.
Will<span style="font-weight: bold;"> </span>ATTINY85-20SU work&nbsp;?<br />
I wanna make my own TV&nbsp;B&nbsp;GONE, the only thing that I'm stuck with is the programming of the chip.... There are A&nbsp;LOT of files in the firmware download, wich one do I upload? =s &nbsp;help is appreciated... Thanks&iexcl;&iexcl;&iexcl;&nbsp;
&nbsp;Hmmm...<br /> <br /> Are you using the (amazing) kit? Or are you using a proto-board? Because the kit comes with the IC pre-installed.<br />
I'm making my own, meaning getting all the components and test it out, I wont buy a kit. The thing is that I downloaded the file with the firmware that goes into the chip, but I dont know wich one to upload since there are a lot of files in the ZIP.&nbsp;

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