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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #210 on: March 13, 2017, 11:08:48 PM »
Hi Pigvin!
  I finally bought all the components for PCBs, now I'm waiting for the arrival of everything.
  Tell me, what was your insane technique for soldering everything?
  For now, I have a 30W soldering iron. Do you think it's possible with it?  :P

 Do you have any firmware and PCB upgrade file? I can no longer access the LT / ARMada site... :(
 Have a great week! See you.
My high-tech soldering station and a quality control tool. :)

I got carried away by radio modules, I did not directly improve the firmware.
Under the new board, the firmware needs to be adapted - the voltage on the battery is measured on the other pin (the other channel of the ADC).

I did not pay for the domain on time, so the old site is not available.
Godaddy sent it to him and asked for more money to return.

But the new site was kindly provided by Comrade istarion.

armada.lasertag.store

Thank you very much! :)

While learning a new for me WordPress engine.

I will post the articles there now.

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #211 on: March 13, 2017, 11:24:53 PM »
Regarding the technology of soldering, we will discuss this in more detail.
I'm not saying that I'm doing everything right and in the best way, but I'm getting it, at least.

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #212 on: March 14, 2017, 12:19:37 AM »
Hi Pigvin!
  I finally bought all the components for PCBs, now I'm waiting for the arrival of everything.
 

Have you tried to calculate the cost of parts for one PCB?

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #213 on: March 14, 2017, 12:33:59 AM »
When soldering the controller, the main thing is to place it correctly and evenly so that its legs lie on the contact pads without any distortion.
 Then solder two legs diagonally, thereby securing it.

Well wet the liquid flux - do not regret it!
And we hold the soldering iron tip along a row of legs, trying not to press the soldering iron tips on the controller pins.
The solder will melt and, thanks to the flux, will flow under the feet.
If somewhere between the legs there was a drop of tin, then you can remove it with a stripped, multicore copper wire moistened in a flux.
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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #214 on: March 14, 2017, 06:45:48 PM »
Hi Pigvin!
  I finally bought all the components for PCBs, now I'm waiting for the arrival of everything.
 

Have you tried to calculate the cost of parts for one PCB?

 I will have the exact cost per PCB very soon.
I bought the components along with a great purchase from someone else. When he returns, I will know the separate costs of my purchase.

 Good to know that you soldered PCBs with a simple soldering iron, this is what I have to do here as well.

 
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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #215 on: March 21, 2017, 11:49:47 AM »
 
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Have you tried to calculate the cost of parts for one PCB?
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 Hi Pingvin, here is the last Price List.  :)
 

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #216 on: March 21, 2017, 10:40:20 PM »
The controller is very expensive. :(
Why?
I buy for about $ 3

US $ 2.64
https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-10pcs-STM32F103RET6-LQFP64-IC-256-to-512-Kbytes-of-Flash-memory-Best-quality/1936840308.html?spm=2114.10010208.1000016.1.BJaZav&isOrigTitle=true

Counterfeit?

What program can open a file Price List Theuer01.numbers ?
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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #217 on: March 22, 2017, 01:35:53 AM »
Oh, curious!
Jim announced a new board.
Now with USB.  8) :)

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #218 on: March 23, 2017, 11:10:42 AM »
The controller is very expensive. :(
Why?
I buy for about $ 3

What program can open a file Price List Theuer01.numbers ?

 Hi Pingvin.
 It was very expensive because I needed to buy it from the Mouser USA store along with other materials from a colleague of mine. I had no choice.

"What program can open a file Price List Theuer01.numbers ?"
 Numbers!  :P hehehehe
 I use OSX because I work with video. I made an Excel version:

 I sent word to Jim congratulating him on the new PCB, it was cool.
 It's a solid design for a basic game. Unfortunately, importing a ready system is impossible here in my country.

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #219 on: March 23, 2017, 06:12:33 PM »
  Pingvin, more doubts here...

 I have 6 motherboards and 12 sensor boards, so, my idea is to make 2 complete kits with Gun + Bandana wireless using 4 motherboards and 2 other guns with sensors using cable. This way, I'll have 4 guns to play.

 What do you think? Any tips for me about the code for it?   ???

 Another thing, what do you think about using more TSOP sensors in parallel on each sensor board?
 eg: One Sensor board for head with 3 TSOP, another Sensor Board for chest with 4 TSOP.
 I hope you have plenty of free time to answer all this.  ;D ;D
 

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #220 on: March 23, 2017, 10:42:32 PM »
A Chinese came to me alone - Anton (Anton Xin). :)
He offers the manufacture of printed circuit boards, the price tag is as follows:
10 pieces: 100doll. With delivery to Russia
50 pcs: 150doll. With delivery to Russia
100pcs: 200doll. With delivery to Russia
500 pcs: 350doll. With delivery to Russia

In principle, when ordering from 500 pcs advantageously obtained.

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #221 on: March 23, 2017, 10:46:06 PM »
Quote from: Theuer
Pingvin, more doubts here...

 I have 6 motherboards and 12 sensor boards, so, my idea is to make 2 complete kits with Gun + Bandana wireless using 4 motherboards and 2 other guns with sensors using cable. This way, I'll have 4 guns to play.

 What do you think? Any tips for me about the code for it?   ???

It's real.
You can connect conventional wire bandanas, like Jim's, for example.
But at the same time we need TSOP, which can work from 3V.
For example, TSOP 4856 (2.5V - 5V operating range of supply voltage).


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 Another thing, what do you think about using more TSOP sensors in parallel on each sensor board?
 eg: One Sensor board for head with 3 TSOP, another Sensor Board for chest with 4 TSOP.
 I hope you have plenty of free time to answer all this.  ;D ;D

I do not see any problems.


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I use OSX because I work with video. I made an Excel version

Thank you!
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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #222 on: March 24, 2017, 12:49:24 AM »
10 pieces: 100doll. With delivery to Russia
50 pcs: 150doll. With delivery to Russia
100pcs: 200doll. With delivery to Russia
500 pcs: 350doll. With delivery to Russia

 This price tag is for what? Only Pcbs? Expensive, don't you think!?

 TSOP4856? Oh no, I saw scheme with TSOP4838 and bought this! I'm afraid now.

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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #223 on: March 24, 2017, 05:31:43 AM »
10 pieces: 100doll. With delivery to Russia
50 pcs: 150doll. With delivery to Russia
100pcs: 200doll. With delivery to Russia
500 pcs: 350doll. With delivery to Russia

 This price tag is for what? Only Pcbs? Expensive, don't you think!?

 TSOP4856? Oh no, I saw scheme with TSOP4838 and bought this! I'm afraid now.
Only Pcbs.
It's a shame ...
The documentation is not complete, I do everything on the go.
Sometimes just not paying attention.
A little lower - the right scheme, I had to remove the wrong one.
Sorry ...  :(

Do not worry, buddy!
I'll order myself, I'll take it for you too.
How much should I send you?
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Re: Open Source Laser Tag project - ARMada
« Reply #224 on: March 25, 2017, 01:08:26 AM »
I received printed circuit boards from duaneb. :)
The quality is amazing!
Thanks again!
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