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[DPRG]Wall-E -> 1GHZ computers laser rangefinding

Subject: [DPRG]Wall-E -> 1GHZ computers laser rangefinding
From: ray xu rayxu at tx.rr.com
Date: Fri Jul 4 18:08:14 CDT 2008

Dean: I see why the breadboard is a bad idea.  All I need from the
controller is because I need to interface 1gHz counters to it. 

Ron: I am already done with my sonar project.  All I need to do now is to
put it on a board and in a project box.  Also, I did some searching, and the
closest thing (http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/lr/) I came to says that it uses
a computer controller.


Heres my theory of operation:

The controller will be instructed to trigger a laser pulse (650 nm laser
diode), start a timer/counter, wait for the beam to come back (receiver:
OPT101 with concave lens on top of photo-sensitive area), disable the
counter/timer, do some calculations, display results, and loop.


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Dean / Ray 


Dean,Good point on Ray's project.

I guess the question is to find out what you are trying to do, Ray.


That is, if you are attempting to measure time of flight of light you may be
talking an advanced project where specialized hardware/ knowledge might be


Reference designs are a good place to start.


Yeah, breadboarding   in this range would be out.


Might suggest playing with sonar first. You will learn a good deal and
sound's propagation rate is 1 millionth the speed of light. Master that
first. Just Me Talking.






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