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Computerman
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep, 2011  Reply with quote

Schematic is complete and error-free. Layout should be done in no more than a day. Stay tuned.

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep, 2011  Reply with quote

Schematic and board is complete. Zip file size is 26.2k. Anybody who wants it, PM me - or is there a downloads section here?

Also...Somebody please check the schematic and verify that it is error-free. I checked it carefully, but it can't hurt to have another electronics guy look as well.

Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep, 2011  Reply with quote

Thanks so much for your help computerman. While I finish the kvasar, I'm using my "cheapotron" which is a LED mask with flashing Leds connected to a current converter and to a digital timer.

It is working nicely so far, but since we are in crescent moon then I'm not sure since it is always easy for me to astral travel in crescent moon with or without masks.

I was in the astral this morning and the leds turned on, I had to make an effort not to abbandon my astral vision and wake up, in the astral I could see the red lights flashing.


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep, 2011  Reply with quote

Anybody know how I can distribute my Eagle files?

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Dream Mask help - half finished
PostPosted: Tue 28 Feb, 2012  Reply with quote

<mod>moved from lucid lab and merged into the BIG topic moogle </mod>


Hi there, I have only had one lucid dream, many years ago and have recently got the parts together to make a dream mask. I contacted some local tech geeks who said theyd help me with the code and soldering etc for the electronics but theyve left me hanging. I have to do it myself now. Together with my friend we can use a little bit c+ code but the code from Texas Instruments and the code for the dream mask I got online isnt working.

Would anyone be able to help if I went into greater detail?

Many Thanks,

B.


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

Eh... why not just follow a tutorial online? They don't really need any programming..


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Kvasar's zipped files
PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

Hi Computerman,
any chance I can get your zipped file if it's too late?
I am in the process of building up a LD mask using Arduino and I would like to implement the IR sensor mechanism.
So far I am not sure I understand how it works, but I have all the parts and would like to give a go. I am using Fritzing http://fritzing.org/ to document all the prototyping.
Feel free to mail me a link if possible.
Hope you can help

Many thanks for your time

P4cm4n


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

This is very interesting, I'll have to try it myself.

Should be fun to try experimenting in combination with binaural beats/guided meditation. Either that, or try to set up a delay so it goes off (or changes patterns) 5 hours or so after starting, it could trigger lucidity.

Thanks for the info!



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PostPosted: Fri 02 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

Hi,

from the tutorials I got online, it requires coding. I managed with my friend who studies computer science at the moment, to input the code but there is trouble(as there always is with code) Even my friend said to go get a professional to help.
Also, I have no soldering iron or experience. But Ive got a friend who can help me with tat. Its just I need someone to talk to about the computer language, C and C+.

Brian.


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

briano8 wrote:
Hi,

from the tutorials I got online, it requires coding. I managed with my friend who studies computer science at the moment, to input the code but there is trouble(as there always is with code) Even my friend said to go get a professional to help.
Also, I have no soldering iron or experience. But Ive got a friend who can help me with tat. Its just I need someone to talk to about the computer language, C and C+.

Brian.


I kinda meant those dream-masks that require 1) A sleeping mask (the cloth thingy you strap onto your face)
2) An electrical timer
3) LED lights



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PostPosted: Sat 03 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

ok, but all the tutorials Ive ever seen require you to input your own code and hack your own electrical timer together yourself ( and then solder the chip and wires and LEDs and resistors and a whole lotta stuff I have no experience in.... If there was a small timer that you could control with a switch instead of having to hack it together yourself I would buy it...if you know of one please link me!

Basically, I have the right LEDs /resistors, coincell battery holder and battery/ breadboard to test/ T.I. launchpad msp430/etc.
But the C code is giving us anomolies(both the code that came with the launchpad and the code I got from the net tutorial.
I figured if I could PM a coder, they might be able to tell me the (probably simple) problem with the code. Then I could get my friend to solder the shit out of that baby and I'd be away.

Cheers,
B


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

briano8 wrote:
ok, but all the tutorials Ive ever seen require you to input your own code and hack your own electrical timer together yourself ( and then solder the chip and wires and LEDs and resistors and a whole lotta stuff I have no experience in.... If there was a small timer that you could control with a switch instead of having to hack it together yourself I would buy it...if you know of one please link me!

Basically, I have the right LEDs /resistors, coincell battery holder and battery/ breadboard to test/ T.I. launchpad msp430/etc.
But the C code is giving us anomolies(both the code that came with the launchpad and the code I got from the net tutorial.
I figured if I could PM a coder, they might be able to tell me the (probably simple) problem with the code. Then I could get my friend to solder the shit out of that baby and I'd be away.

Cheers,
B


http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2027990/make_a_lucid_dr eam_mask_for_3/ If I recall, this includes no coding. The guy also has the deepest voice I have ever heard



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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

I have a wealth of programming and electronics expertise. Can I be of any assistance? I have also been considering putting together my own lucid dreaming headset, so it wouldn't be any trouble for me to lend a hand.

Edit: Holy eggnog, I didn't even read the part about you owning a Launchpad. My buddy gave me one for Christmas a while back and I haven't gotten around to using it for anything. Was just considering trying to build an LD mask with it about a week ago. We should totally collab on this. What do you need help with? I'm definitely going to clean out enough space on my Windows partition to install the awful TI devkit.

(BTW, if you're not programming-saavy, you probably should've gone with the handy dandy Arduino. It's much more intuitive to use. Just sayin'. I wish I knew where I put mine...)



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PostPosted: Wed 07 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

Fantastic! Lets put our heads together and see if we can sort this thing out. But at the same time, no pressure...if it's a headwreck trying to do it over the internet and not face to face just let me know, its cool.

If im correct, ive done the hard part....as in getting all the LEDs and resistors and the launchpad and the code etc. But the code doesnt work. Not the code form T.I. or from the internet tutorial. I am using code composer studio 5 which T.I. recommends. The problem is the avr header files. The IDE (Code Composer Studio) is highlighting them all as errors with the line: Unresolved inclusion <avr/io.h>.
and
the .hex file that came as part of the instructions from the lucid Dream site tutorial (http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Lucid-Dream-Mach ine/). Where should this .hex go? Is it needed at all?

Look, perhaps PM me and we can talk easier and quicker. I have a friend who is learning computer science so together we should be able to figure it out over the net. Also, I am studying web design and javascript so if your instructions are clear I should be ok to try things myself.
I have a couple of friends who recently told me they know how to solder, so that part shouldnt be a bother either.

Many thanks,
already from coming back onto LD4ALL and talking with people about dreaming I have had many vivid dreams the past 3 nights, alas no LD yet.

Brian.

ps I have seen that video with teh guy with the deep voice around for a few years now. I think I didnt try it cos it was plugged into the mains or something.

pps. If you want, I can give you the shopping list those tech-guys told me to buy. As in, exactly what type of resistor to buy etc....'300 ohm'. If its any help to you.


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

i have no programming knowledge whatsoever so i don't think i could do this unless it was extremely simple to learn. it sounds interesting though i might try it sometime, although is it possible to instead of having lights flashing have a beeping noise in headphones instead to induce lucidity? i wonder how that could be made..hmmm.

but this looks like it might work, i could try it sometime when i get the materials, but i don't have a printer, at least not in my room, also it would be nice to be able to use it without hooking it up to a computer (or laptop in my case), could this work independently from a laptop or computer?

overall this looks really neat, nice job on it.



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