Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 19, 2012.

Update #8

Some things are worth the wait!

I know some of you have been wondering what I have been up to with Soundlazer.  

It's been a long road but I am happy to say, that the first boards for approval have come off the assembly line and everything has tested to work perfectly.  I will be signing off on the production run and both blank and propagated boards should start arriving soon.  

I have added a few features to the Soundlazer based on backer feedback.  These include:

1) High / low power jumper for testing and extended listening.

2) Auto power off so that no ultrasonic energy is emitted unless there is an audio signal present.

3) Test tone output

4) Improved digital amplifier with more effiecint design.

Here is a picture of the final board.  

 I expect to receive the blank boards that backers ordered first so I will be sending out the surveys for those people very soon.   Be sure to fill out all the information so I can get the boards to you quickly.

Thank you to everyone once again for backing the Soundlazer project.

Richard


Update #7

Schematic and Blank Boards

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Although I have posted this before, I wanted to make sure everybody is up to date on the progress of Soundlazer.

The schematic is finished and a few test boards have been ordered.  Once we test these boards and confirm they work, I will be posting the bill of materials and schematic on the website.  Backers who ordered blank boards will begin receiving them shortly after that.

Most of the parts have arrived and we are waiting for a few small items.

Assembled Kits should begin shipping by the beginning of August if all stays on schedule.  Complete units, with cases will ship after that. 


Update #6

Delivery of Soundlazer Boards, Kits and full units.

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I have been getting emails asking me when Soundlazers will start shipping so I wanted to let everyone know the timeline I am trying to stick to.

We have just finalized the manufactured version of the schematic and will begin final board and component layout over the next 2 weeks.  I should have a working production test unit by the end of June.  

Once the production test unit is approved, it should only take a week or two to build all the boards.  Once we have working boards, firmware needs to be loaded and each needs to be calibrated.  This will take a few weeks.  I expect to start shipping units to backers no earlier than the third week in July.  

In the meantime, the aluminum cases, audio cables, power adapters and all other components are on order and should be arriving soon.

I will be updating everyone as we progress.  Please check soundlazer.com from time to time for the schematics, drawings and other information as it becomes available.


Update #5

Thank you to all the backers!

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I just wanted to drop everyone a note and say thank you for making this project a success.  I have started ordering the custom components and will keep everyone updated on this projects progress.  Be sure to visit Soundlazer.com as I begin to post the final schematics, parts lists and all other important information.

I hope everyone enjoys experimenting with this new technology and look forward to seeing the types of projects that you guys come up with to further the advancement of ultrasonic audio.

Richard


Update #4

Dude, I like this website.

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The guys at "Dude I want that" were kind enough to feature Soundlazer.

http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/gear/music/soundlazer-speaker-a-ray-of-sound.asp


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    For pledges of $25.00, we will send you a blank circuit board as a token of our appreciation. All schematics and a parts list will be provided along with setup and other instructions. It won't have any components on it but you can build one yourself the same way I did. This board will also make an attractive conversation piece to display proudly. Shipping to US addresses is included.

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    While we have done our best to get the cost of the Soundlazer down to the lowest amount possible, the ultrasonic transmitters and DSP are all expensive components. Pledges of $175.00 will receive a fully functional Soundlazer “kit”. Even though we are calling this a kit, it is actually a completely assembled and working Soundlazer without the aluminum case. All cables and power supply are also included. Shipping to US addresses is included.

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    Pledges of $275.00 will receive a fully functional Soundlazer in its beautifully Red anodized aluminum case with black stand. Depending on the success of this project, other color choices may be available. All cables and power supply are also included. Shipping to US addresses is included.

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    Soundlazer with Aluminum case and International Shipping - Pledges of $300.00 will receive a fully functional Soundlazer in its beautifully Red anodized aluminum case with black stand. Depending on the success of this project, other color choices may be available. All cables and power supply are also included. Shipping to UK, Europe, Asia and most of parts of the world.

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    Pledges of $500.00 will receive a fully functional Soundlazer in its beautiful red anodized aluminum case with black stand. These backers will also receive fully licensed Analog Devices Sigma Studio software along with the USB programming cable. These developer tools will allow custom sound processing, waveform generation and other functions to be experimented with via the Soundlazer microprocessor. All cables and power supply are also included. Free shipping to US addresses.

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