[Cyborg] 200 laser diodes

kristinneidlinger slimavocado at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 20:52:02 UTC 2010

correction: I want to make a "postural" feedback suit not "postal" suit.

I had to use a fog machine with the prototypes to see the lasers, but maybe
glasses could help see the lasers too. Or maybe a wearable fog machine!

these might work:
or we could make some:

danielle's work was my inspiration:

I can share my research if you like.  Attached is a pic of the study with a
ballet dancer. He liked to roll around...
He is actually interested in choreographing something with the suits.
perhaps a collaboration?

anyhoo i'd like at least 14

thanks eric!


On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I sent a contact thing to the dude, asking if he's got any design
> information up anywhere, and about eye-safety of the device.  Because I
> think that's the key thing here: can a beam which is visible in e.g. a club
> (dim lights) also be eye-safe?
> According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_safety), to be
> legal (=eye safe), the laser must be <5mW, that makes it fall into class
> IIIa (now class 3R).  I found some fairly cheap IIIa laser diodes:
> http://www.aliexpress.com/product-gs/263635799-Civil-Class-3A-red-650nm-5mw-dot-diode-laser-module-wholesalers.html
> It's not clear to me if you need an external circuit other than a
> current-controlled voltage source to drive these.  I don't think so, I think
> that's what they mean by "module" as opposed to just buying the diode.  If
> you do just need a current controlled voltage source, we should be able to
> drive these directly from the North Paw circuit, all we need is some
> resistors in series with the "motor" outputs.
> But I agree that while building the device, we'd need to have some goggles.
>  It'd give you a headache for sure if you caught one in the eye more than a
> few dozen times.
> Anyone else interested in bulk ordering of these?  With shipping they are
> going to be about $4 each, so for <$50 you can have a pretty decent number
> of them.
> Eric
> On 6/2/10 11:52 AM, kristinneidlinger wrote:
>> I want to build one!
>> I did some design research of where they should be placed for a postal
>> feedback suit and ended up with a huge headache!  So, we should look
>> into some goggles too...
>> k
>> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com
>> <mailto:mrericboyd at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>> http://www.behance.net/Gallery/200-LDs-Stage-Suit-icommercial-casei/493017
>>    OMG, this is the awesome-est light-up wearable outfit I've seen yet.
>>    Lasers make LEDs seem so boring!  Even the "laser suit sample" is
>> wicked
>>    cool:
>>    http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Laser-suit-sample/464787
>>    Who wants to build one? I'm super keen, and if we build multiple units
>>    we can push down the cost a little (laser diodes are expensive...)
>>    Eric
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