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Old 06-04-2008, 06:21 PM #1
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Default DIY XY scanner using DC motors (sorta) PICTS

So any ways I used dc motors on this, I put on counter weights on the ends were you would put mirrors on a spirograph, I put mirrors on the side of the motors so they vibrate, I use a pot to adjust patterns here are the picts.









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Tutorial soon, but its pretty much self expalnitory to make
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Default Re: DIY XY scanner using DC motors (sorta) PICTS

That is pretty damn cool toked, a nice bit of lateral thinking....

A movie of the variations of patterns would be good to see

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Im working on it rog I dont have time tonight maybe(exams tomorrow) but I might if not today then tomorrow. Im also thinking of adding a 3rd one.
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Default Re: DIY XY scanner using DC motors (sorta) PICTS

oh yea this wont work without counter weights because you need them to shake the motor. I used a piece of glue stick as it has to be light to make it vibrate and not shake violently. total time to make was about 15 minutes. I love it. I am making a compilation of this with a spirograph to see what i end up with.
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Wow, yea, those patterns look sweet in the pictures.It would be nice to see how they change in real time too.Cool idea anyway!
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So i made the vid but i cant upload it
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