TILT – Tiny Ilda Laser Tester
Lockdown is a pain, there’s no more event and every shop are closed
What can I do as a project, with all the electronic parts lying around in my drawers?
The goal of this mini project is to make an autonomous laser tester
So I can test all the colors and the scanning of any ILDA lasershow projector.
It must be easy to build without electrolytic capacitor (only 3 resistor and 3 capacitor references)
I start by entering the diagram in simulation software
using 555 circuit I make a variable speed oscillator
Then there is a LPF filter then symmetric amplifier.
Here’s the frame displayed, a little diagonal line
It’s a printed circuit with 2 layers and metallic holes
Simulation files, PCB under KiCad and Gerber (click)
The 3 potentiometers allow you to adjust the colors (red, green, blue)
Remember to always start and end use with the colors at minimum setting
The connector is soldered on the edge of the 1.5mm PCB
The potentiometer adjusts the scanning speed
The switch changes between high speed and low speed
If the speed is reduced to a minimum then the hardware scan fail security must activate