Author Topic: Light testing - the results  (Read 1157 times)

librarian

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Light testing - the results
« on: December 01, 2008, 09:53:32 pm »
Really you want some stepper motors to point the light as you sweep it around, a light meter with a suitable interface, likewise a current clamp, and obviously everything plugged into a computer to control it.  You just plug a light into it, go away for some tea and cake, and come back to a screen full of results.  Of course you also need a controller for the motors and servos.

There are a few widgets around which allow this sort of interface, the various Bee things would do the jobs for a Windows box, so long as you don't mind writing the code to talk to the C DLL they supply.  I'm sure there are similar things for Linux.

Are you sure that would work?  It just seems too simple.