Laser sensor schematics

The laser sensor that comes with the Camera Axe is very sensitive to visible and infrared light. Under bright sunlight, I found it unusable.

My laser/light sensor is shielded from sunlight exposure, and is less sensitive in the first place. Schematics are pretty simple:


Bill of materials

Component Vendor Price
Laser diode Quarton $13.70
Op Amp Linear Technology $4.32
Photo-diode OSRAM $0.50
10K resistor Generic $0.25
Toggle switch Generic $0.99
2.5″ audio jack Generic $0.99
Body 38mm body tube reused
Caps 1.5″ PVC caps $1.92
1/4″ x 24″ threaded rod Generic $1.55
TOTAL $24.22