Laser Trip Wire

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Laser Trip Wire

Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:54 pm

Hey all so i just finished my first project in a long while and wanted to share.

It is a laser trip wire setup that me and two other guys put together for a month long class.
It uses a TILaunchPad, some random hardware, then mostly Python code.

When the laser is tripped a picture is taken with a webcam, then a picture message is sent to your phone.

This is it set up on a desk. The laser is in the mint tin and the black box is plugged into the computer.
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Not much to it, but here are the insides.
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and here is a link to our awful blog

Definitely not as cool as a portable but was a good time.
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Re: Laser Trip Wire

Post by Life of Brian » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:10 am

Wow that launchpad board is pretty cheap. I have a friend with a photography business and he just mentioned last night he'd like to play around with some laser triggered photos.

Cool build!
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Re: Laser Trip Wire

Post by Zeturi » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:48 pm

Darn, I was hoping for a Half Life style laser trip wire.

Still, very cool. Is this supposed to be for surveillance?
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Re: Laser Trip Wire

Post by Basement_Modder » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:17 am

Cool.

@LOB-You changed the classic avatar! D:
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