wow, It´s a great job, congratulations, I´m trying to make my own plasma cannon and this information is very helpful thanks for sharing.
Hey I was just reading this and I had been thinking of the same kind of thing the other day (Except I have absolutely no way of actually making this thing like you do) and I had been wondering about whether the cannon should follow your head or not but it seemed really complicated for that. The other option I thought of was to install the laser on the bio mask and have the cannon target where the laser is. I don't know if that's any easier and I don't even know if it could be done but in my opinion (if it's possible) it would be pretty cool to try that out. Then it would be even more movie accurate because the cannon would (theoretically) shoot where the laser is. Ya nadeyoos chto eta budet pomogat no ya prosta nye znayoo ochen mnogo ob etomI'm really sorry but I have to give you the same answer: the cannon is not ready yet. I try to explain what happened.
The circuit that you can see on the previous video is working fine so I loaned it to a friend here in Italy for his Iron Patriot suit... he wasn't able to use it on his own and he shipped back it to me twice.
It never had a failure, I've never changed a single component but it gave me the opportunity to understand that the configuration process can be difficult (I was surprised - and shocked too -, there are only a button and 4 potentiometer...).
Now I'm developing a new, improved, circuit and this time the configuration process is no more present inside the circuit board. I'm learning android scripting language to make its application, in this way people can manage the configuration process using a smartphone. This means that I have more chances to add more features to the cannon but unfortunately time is never enough.
Few little words about the configuration process of the circuit board. Try to imagine what I have to keep on mind when I write the firmware. Some people already have a cannon on their suit and need only the electronic; maybe their mechanism requires 2, 3, or 4 servos (I can't know this) and I have to satisfy this situation. Another question, I don't know their mechanism, so I don't know how servos are connected to the cannon: imagine that you hold a servo on your hands, you see it turns from left to right but another person standing in front of you will see it rotate from right to left. If I don't consider this, it may happens that when you look to the right the cannon points to the left. There are many other situations like these, and I have to be sure that everything works perfectly.
I'm really glad that people give me a feedback and appreciate my work, that motivates me to work better.
Please tell me if the android app is welcome, and what you think about it
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Ah ok that makes sense...what about one laser dot? I mean it wouldn't be movie accurate but i was just wonderingIt's possible for sure (I already did it) but it's not affordable... recognize 3 small laser dots in a video capture... in realtime... in a portable system.
We are predators, we don't have an Arc reactor in our chest to power a system like that