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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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