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My new favorite toy

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by EQnoble, Nov 10, 2010.


Do you tinker with and hack things?

  1. Yes!!

  2. No!!

  3. huh?

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  1. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    This is what I just finished building.

    Can you guess what it is and what it is used for?

  2. Itworx4me

    Itworx4me Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Sex Toy gone wrong.....lmao
  3. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    /me <facepalms>

    (I did laugh however because I halfway expected that at some point in this thread)
  4. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Wild guess: a laser pen for transmitting audio?
  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    At first glance it appears to be a flashlight, but I suspect it is more complicated than that.
  6. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    *votes for taser, even if it doesn't look remotely possible with that setup...not that I know anything about them* :p
  7. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    a pen that uses wax of some sort ? !
  8. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    You are right on track, but it sends a signal which is collected on another diode and processed by my pc sound card in order to complete it's mission.

    Now a laser is another one of my projects actually a cnc laser cutter to be precise but we'll get into that some other time :)
    It is a "flashlight (penlight actually seeing as that clear tube is actually a disassembled kaleidoscope pen I had in a box-o-crap from years ago.)" of sorts with a specific purpose having nothing to do with illumination, and you are correct this is only one third of it, though if I posted the other factors it would give it away.
    HA! have built one of those, safer and for the leisurely hackster cheaper to buy one :)
  9. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Sonic screwdriver?

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  10. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Think non visible light from the electromagnetic spectrum

    edit: clue
    wavelength 980nm
  11. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

  12. D37

    D37 Active Member

    A Ir signal blur
  13. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    That is exactly what this produces, a blurry diffuse disc of infrared emittance ...
    Now for the hard part, what am I using this for?
  14. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    drive your wife mad :D
  15. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Lucky for the non-existent wife of mine that she doesn't exist :)

    I'm sure if she did though I would have already driven her bat-chit crazy
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  16. D37

    D37 Active Member

    Thermal image synthesis ?
  17. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    A pen that guides you on how to draw better? o_O
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  18. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    To plan on a map, your missions to Apple orchards?
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