This LIDAR gun simulator mimics eleven different traffic enforcement LIDAR guns. Each Lidar
gun operates at 904nM wavelength with short pulse bursts, some guns operate 100 pulses per second, some guns at 238 pulses per second, etc. The Laser Atlanta LIDAR guns offers a special stealth mode" to defeat early laser jammers by hiding some of the pulses and confusing their detection circuit. This simulator can reproduce the "stealth mode" to see if your equipment
is vulnerable. Only radar detectors that detect LIDAR threats are useful for testing, as this
only transmits light not radar.
The following is a list of LIDAR guns it can simulate:
Kustom Prolaser 1
Kustom Prolaser 2
Kustom Prolaser 3
Ultralyte 100/200 LR Revision 1
Ultralyte 100/200 LR Revision 2
16x2 LCD (HD44780 compatible)
(purchased on ebay for $7.50) It helps to search as 1602 LCD.
940nM LED (close enough to 904nM) 1.5V voltage, 60mA continous
(purchased on ebay for $2.99 for ten)
Arduino board with 3.3V power available
(purchased on ebay for $21.59 Duino 328)
90 ohm resistor (or larger)
10K ohm resistor
10K ohm potentiometer
Step 1: Schematics, LCD
The schematics are broken into four segments. I suggest wiring the LCD first and make sure that works before continuing on, as this makes troubleshooting much easier.