Can anyone explain a barebones patch to get anything displayed using Cyclops? Having a humbling moment fumbling with this tech and would rather proceed with caution than wildly experiment. Don’t want to burn anything out… motors, eyes, etc.
- Visual Cortex H sync → VWG1 sync
- VWG1 knobs at 12’ except freq range selector a notch down from 3’
- Visual Cortex V sync → VWG2 sync
- VWG2 knobs at 12’ except freq range selector a notch up from 3’
Just for sanity sake, I ran the pulse outputs of VWGs back into VC to be sure I’ve got the expected stable checkers.
- VWG 1 sine → Cyclops X VC
- VWG 2 sine → Cyclops Y VC
- Cyclops → Laserworld DS1800RGB
Cyclops settings I’m honestly clueless on… couldn’t find the manual online. On the back are set to 1v and protection on. Front I stole settings from the rack setup photo @Dewb uploaded (Cyclops on the right w/ switches up, scale maxed, colors off from center X VC slightly left, Y VC slightly right).
If I turn the fine tune control of the VWG 2 (y) the laser will make a clicking sound at the same point regardless of if I’m sweeping left or right. Not sure if that’s a motor kicking on/off or what. To me it indicates I’m at least getting ILDA control into the laser even if my settings are out of range.
Then again, I could be doing something dumb on the laser itself. Less specific to this forum but maybe someone has a clue. The DS1800RGB manual states:
Connect your device („ILDA IN“) via an ILDA cable to an interface / controller. ILDA mode starts immediately. Use a laser control software, e.g. Laserworld Showeditor, to run the device. Use „ILDA OUT“ to connect it to another device.
When the laser boots it is in the last used mode, I’ve tried
Auto as a starting point. Having the ILDA cable plugged in on boot prevents the animations from playing (both those modes go through some animation patterns) but the LCD doesn’t change from the previous mode message. Same behavior if I plug the ILDA cable in when the laser is already powered up.
If there’s already a some docs/threads out there links are appreciated! I searched but did not find & I don’t see any documentation for Cyclops in the official github repo.