Engineering

Watch this Soundlazer Video

Watch this Soundlazer Video

If you aren’t sure what a parametric speaker is, this video will make it easy to understand.  There are no tricks here.  Watch as the audio bounces around like a laser beam.  

Open Source and programmable

Open Source and programmable

The Soundlazer has a built in programming port that interfaces with Analog Device’s Sigma Studio DSP developing environment.  An easy to use graphical interface allow you to create your own custom filters, compressors and other sound shaping algorithms to improve or change the characteristics of the sound beam any way you like.  The Soundlazer is […]

Some nice color choices for the case

Some nice color choices for the case

 A color hasn’t been decided on for the production model but the red is looking pretty good.

Designing the enclosure

Designing the enclosure

Designing the case turned out to be as difficult as the circuit itself. A modern, “Apple” style case was the goal but with a retro feel. A classic microphone offered the inspiration for this design project.   Classic Ribbon Microphone   The high frequencies emitted by the Soundlazer presented some problems in the case design. […]

Circuit Board Layout

Circuit Board Layout

  The SoundLazer uses very small surface mounted components There is a whole lot of technology crammed into a small space in the Soundlazer.  Many of the surface mount components are size 0402 which is going to make prototyping this board a bit tricky. Time to get out the microscope and tweezers for this soldering […]

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