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Old 09-23-2007, 08:08 AM #1
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Default A 3 mirror, $70 homemade spirograph machine

Although I later purchased a Lanling laser show, I first decided to make a spiro device.

All three fan/mirrors are independently controlled using a front bay standard computer fan controller. I put in the cheapest PSU I could find. It's like a 380 watt supply but is really only suppling something like 10 watts max.

The short yellow wire on the connector is to let the PSU run in test mode without having a motherboard connected. The laser is an EnVee 80 just sitting in place.










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nice work!! ya i used to have a 3 mirror 10mw green laser show, but i sold it for my RGY from lanling. 3 mirrors can get you some pretty wacky patterns!
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Nice! The second to last picture is with one fan running I assume, the last one, is that 2 or 3 fans running?

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Default Re: A 3 mirror, $70 homemade spirograph machine

nice i thought about that gust never got around to it. its a good idea using the pc power supply to run it
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Yep, the spiro is all three mirror/fans running. With two it was oval spirals mostly overlapping.


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i have tried this but lack of mirrors = cut dvd that is a crap mirror im looking for small circular mirrors like you use ( im uk) any ideas anyone??
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Default Re: A 3 mirror, $70 homemade spirograph machine

@tomcat, try this thread, lots of ideas....
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Default Re: A 3 mirror, $70 homemade spirograph machine

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i have tried this but lack of mirrors = cut dvd that is a crap mirror im looking for small circular mirrors like you use ( im uk) any ideas anyone??

Any crafts store should have them. I got a ton from the store and the smallest being the size of a finger print.
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Default Re: A 3 mirror, $70 homemade spirograph machine

I've tried technology from lumenlab forum and now
I'm making FS mirrors myself.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/107618...urface_mirror/
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Default Re: A 3 mirror, $70 homemade spirograph machine

Good job
Here's my PIC based version.

I've made it as separated post.
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man those are some truly awsome patterns, I particularly like the first and second to last, keep up the good work.
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Thank you.

I have huge gallery hosted on Flickr which contains more that 300 photos.
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