An Oscilloscope-based simple radar system in of itself is based off of the concept postulated by cherry gmod in this thread. Basically the same thing, only a little prettier and with cool blinking lights and…umm… stuff. Rather than type “Oscilloscope Radar” over and over in the course of this post, I’m just going to say “oscillodar.” Easier on my fingers that way.
In its current form, the Oscillodar is composed of two independent parts: the control console and the radar array. The setup can track up to four targets. also, placed on each part, are a set of arrows allowing for better orientation of each part.
The Control Console:
Basically what you see. A Target Finder in-view for easy access, a couple of screens showing miscellaneous information, and of course the Oscilloscope Radar. The Activate button below the radar toggles the rotation of the array on and off.
The Radar Array:
Didn’t really intend to base this off of anything, I just built what came to mind at the thought of “radar dish.” nothing too complex either.
Not entirely sure what is happening here. Moving on…
Another view of the Oscillodar:
Basically, I think the Oscillodar is a good idea and I built my own take on it. I’m not exactly ready to hand out a dupe yet though like I usually do when I post a contraption. There’s a few little things I don’t like about it that I want to fix. I might use this in future contraptions too. Hell, If I can get my FRAPs working, I’ll try to post a video.
Thoughts? Ideas? Criticism?