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Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« on: December 25, 2012, 07:43:55 AM »
Repository
https://github.com/PingvinOpenTag/LTAscetic
Video Third  release (not yet posted)
http://video.yandex.ru/users/pingvin-patriot/view/3/#
It lets Configurator (allows you to change the sounds and execute SETUP) through COM-port.
http://video.yandex.ru/users/pingvin-patriot/view/1/#hq
Bootloader also works through COM-port.
Look forward to working with all who wish to participate in the project! ;) :D
« Last Edit: December 25, 2012, 07:58:53 AM by Pingvin »

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 11:34:09 AM »
This is my rifle with the PCB Release 1.




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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 12:24:43 PM »
Your project looks great, but I have some questions. First of all, videos are not working, can you upload them to youtube for example?

On the schematic I don't see reload button.

Why there is a 5 button joystick? Is there a need for so much buttons?

What type of lcd you're using? And what is it showing?

I don's see any stabilizer, you use 5V supply?

con2 is a connector for sensors?

What protocol are you using?


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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 01:10:53 PM »
Release 1 and Release 2 does not have a voltage regulator.
I have to be powered by batteries - or from 4.8 V () or from 6 V 2 diodes (not Schottky).
The third release is DC / DC converter.



How it works - well seen here.
When the voltage is reduced current consumption.



The board has 14 universal ports that can be connected or buttons, or LEDs -it all depends on the purpose of your project.
There SPI interface - through it you can program the controller, and you can also connect a variety of devices, such as - the LCD screen.
HD44780 LCD on any compatible chip.
The LCD displays the "health", the number of bullets in the clip, the number of clips.
Battery status.
If it affects the player has got displays  player ID, the ID of his team and the damage that it caused us.
Working TouchMemory key reader.
Have control of the battery (Displayed on the screen or as an icon, or absolute value in volts).
Reload is. Switching the mode of fire is (burst or single).
I also write a program configurator on Qt, which allows you to record sounds (they are stored in an external EEPROM chip) and make adjustments through COM-port.
The firmware can be changed through the bootloader on COM-port.
I use Miles tag 2, of course! :D
Already designed circuit board measuring 30x70 mm.
A lot of plans - not enough time! :( :)

Why does the video not working?
No access?
Proxy did not try?
Try refreshing the page or sometimes helps.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2012, 09:36:38 PM by Pingvin »

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 12:19:58 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 06:40:53 AM »
Ok, I watched your videos, but there are 2 problems. First you're using russian, what I don't understand, and second videos are not enought sharp, so I don't see what you're doing on your screen.

I'm going to build 2 boards from relase 2 to do some test and maybe play, but I still don't understand some things.

What connector is for a sensors, and what type of sensors you are using?

Can it work without touchMemory? I don't need this.

Tda7267 is amplifier, but where are storage sounds in relase 2? In Atmega?

Where I can download pc software to configure?

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 09:05:06 AM »
Ok, I watched your videos, but there are 2 problems. First you're using russian, what I don't understand, and second videos are not enought sharp, so I don't see what you're doing on your screen.
Sorry for the poor quality of the video - I do not have a good camera, filmed on photo-camera. Took pictures for friends from the forum www.open-tag.ru, so speak Russian.
I think my English is not much clearer!  ;D
The time will take - I will make a new video, on  english, on a normal camera.



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I'm going to build 2 boards from relase 2 to do some test and maybe play, but I still don't understand some things.
Take your time, is ready for the third release (the video is just one) - maybe you it will be more interesting.
After the holidays, I'll put it in the repository.

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What connector is for a sensors, and what type of sensors you are using?
Standard sensors - signal from TSOP, +5 V, LED, GND

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Can it work without touchMemory? I don't need this.
of course

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Tda7267 is amplifier, but where are storage sounds in relase 2? In Atmega?
The second release - yes, in the program memory.
The third release - in the external eeprom 24LC512 (64 kB - 8 seconds of sound), with the ability to change the sound of a COM-port as shown in the video.
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Where I can download pc software to configure?

Program (for the third release, in the second - not rs232 port), of course, still not completed, with bugs, but the basic functionality is working.
I'll give you a link to download.
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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 09:46:48 AM »
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Take your time, is ready for the third release (the video is just one) - maybe you it will be more interesting.
After the holidays, I'll put it in the repository.

I'm on the holidays too, so I'm gonna start in next week :) And I need to order some parts.

 But i prefer relase 2, without external memory chip it will be cheaper, I don't need very realistic sounds. Second reason is that I don't feel ready to solder smd atmega, I don't have smd soldering skills, I prefer tht.

At the moment I'm looking at your code to understand how all works :)

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 09:56:14 AM »
Firmware is also not ideal.
I'm not a programmer. :(
But, most importantly, it works. :D
If anyone can improve it - I'd be grateful!Good luck with the new year! :D

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 09:58:30 AM »

But, most importantly, it works. :D


What don't work?

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 10:17:57 AM »

But, most importantly, it works. :D


What don't work?
Everything works.
But when one guy brought the third release and could not buy crystal 16 MHz and set at 8 MHz - began problem. Lack of resources does not have time to work on reception interrupt character in UART.
This is probably due to the fact that to generate the carrier IR signal, as well as measuring the duration of the received signal is used to interrupt timer2, and it works all the time.
I now want to interrupt work only when transmitting IR package and at the time of admission, and the rest were disabled.
The first release of the 7 MHz could work.
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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012, 02:17:23 AM »
Look at it! :D

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 10:45:15 AM »
The first serial "Ascetic".




I will shortly receive the printed-circuit boards developed for work about a bluetooth module, 29x54 mm in size.  ;)
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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - LTAscetic
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2013, 05:56:25 AM »
are you going to use bluetooth to connect sensor with main board?