All of the Soundlazer “kits” are ready to ship. We will be boxing them up over the weekend and should have them to the post office by Monday morning. Keep your eyes out for the postman if you were a backer of the Soundlazer project.
We have been hard at work filling all of the orders for the first run of Soundlazer boards. Here are some of the boards waiting for installation of the piezo elements.
I received the first unit from the production run of Soundlazer. The aluminum housing, laser etching and electronics all came out better than anticipated. Now I just need to gear up to program and test each one as we begin shipments to all the Kickstarter backers. Thank you to everyone at Kickstarter for helping bring [...]
I know allot of you have been wondering what I have been up to with Soundlazer. It’s been a long road but I am happy to say, that the first boards for approval have come off the assembly line and everything has tested to work perfectly. I will be signing off on the production run [...]
After many design changes and improvements, the final production run boards are here and ready for testing. The factory will be installing components and if all works as expected, I can finally release the schematics and begin shipping orders.
This “Kit” is actually a fully functional Soundlazer circuit board with power supply and audio cable. This is a low cost way to get started experimenting with ultrasonic sound waves and parametric speaker technology. All the schematics, instructions and other information will be made available on this website once the project is successfully funded.
The internal circuitry of the Soundlazer is very complex. A digital signal processor fine tunes the audio before sending it to the oscillator which produces an electrical signal that turns on and off forty thousand times per second. This 40KHZ signal is amplified and sent to the 39 ultrasonic emitters that produce the directional audio [...]
After months of design and testing, the Soundlazer is now finished and ready for manufacturing.
Soundlazer Circuit Board and Stand
Once the case design was finished in Solidworks, a 3D printed ABS plastic test part was made to verify that everything fit correctly. After a few minor changes, the aluminum case was machined. Aluminum block being CNC machined into the Soundlazer case Finished prototype case after sand blasting and assembly Nice chamfered edge [...]