Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Laser Shows



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-01-2011, 07:21 PM #1
foulmist's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Smolyan, Bulgaria
Posts: 1,076
Rep Power: 107
foulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to foulmist
foulmist foulmist is offline
Class 3R Laser
foulmist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Smolyan, Bulgaria
Posts: 1,076
Rep Power: 107
foulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to foulmist
Default DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

So I decided to make e spirograph... (this is actually 2nd revision of it. the 1st version was using 5mW Red and second
surface mirrors
))

now I am using 30mW Green and FS mirrors (actually the same mirrors but with back paint removed. I just hated the
ghost reflections of the SS mirrors.



first I started removing everything I had put on the bottom and attaching a piece of inlaid wooden floor
on the bottom because the metal is quite thin and easily bends in directions which alter the
alignment of the mirrors. (this was another error in my first design)




the motors I took from 4 damaged/old CD/DVD drives, they operate the cd tray door. and run at 6V max.

I accidently threw away the rubbers of 2 of the motors that were perfect for plasing mirrors on them.
So I took some of my girlfriend's bracelets parts and they worked out quite nice.




now I drilled some holes, put 4 pots, used the original led from the drive and
put a clicky switch for a flashlight behind the original tray door button.

at the back of the drive there is a DC jack for power adaptor.



next the great time consuming alignment takes place which is not photographed

some photos of the finished alignment and the drive which is l1117 my etched pcb at ~378mA



ok final testing and ready to enclose:



and there it is - aperture is the top of the cd drive with guts taken out
and a shot in the dark... some videos coming :



hope you like it

video 1
video 2

next I will be adding a microcontroller to remember and auto set the patterns i like
Attached Thumbnails
DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph-mirrors.jpg   DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph-bottom.jpg   DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph-motors.jpg   DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph-cd-tray.jpg   DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph-alignment.jpg  

DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph-laser-.jpg   DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph-final_open.jpg   DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph-final_closed.jpg  



Last edited by foulmist; 10-01-2011 at 07:28 PM.
foulmist is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 10-01-2011, 07:25 PM #2
bennett326's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: tennessee
Posts: 1,965
Rep Power: 131
bennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond repute
bennett326 bennett326 is offline
Class 3R Laser
bennett326's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: tennessee
Posts: 1,965
Rep Power: 131
bennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond reputebennett326 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

i do like it ive built a spiro myself and there alot of fun to play with....reminds me i need to show mine off :beer;
__________________
Etherdream DAC review here

benneh: it might have been a dye laser pumped by a argon
benneh: HOLY SH!T
benneh: i am such a nerd
ARG: AHHAHAHHAHHAHAAHA
bennett326 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 09:57 PM #3
Blord's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Belgium
Posts: 5,368
Rep Power: 870
Blord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond repute
Blord Blord is offline
Class 4 Laser
Blord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Belgium
Posts: 5,368
Rep Power: 870
Blord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond reputeBlord has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

Great tutorial. I thew away alot of drives when I was harvesting red diodes.
Och well, old CD-drives are abundance.
__________________
405nm 400mW S06J C6
445nm 3W Big Boy, 2.8W Dominator, 2.4W Steel Laser
450nm 240mW PL450 C6
473nm 100mW PGL-III-C-473
520nm 55mW Skylaser PL520
532nm 821mW Skylaser PL532, 133mW Jetlasers Ti-B
589nm 100mW PGL-III-C-589
635nm 70mW Sanyo SenTorch
638nm 175mW Ehgemus, 1W Rook
660nm 1216mW Skylaser PL660, 263mW LPC826 C6
685nm 33mW Fujitsu FLD6A2TK C6
780nm 150mW Dilda
808nm 640mW C6

I have copper 501B and Dominator lasers for sale !
Blord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 10:01 PM #4
JLSE's Avatar
A.R Coated Madman
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: ɯɐǝq ssɐ-ǝʇıɹq ǝɥʇ puıɥǝq
Posts: 3,587
Rep Power: 716
JLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond repute
JLSE JLSE is offline
A.R Coated Madman
JLSE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: ɯɐǝq ssɐ-ǝʇıɹq ǝɥʇ puıɥǝq
Posts: 3,587
Rep Power: 716
JLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond reputeJLSE has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

Nice work

My very first red laser from a DVD drive ended up mounted on
top of the empty drive housing.. Inside was pump and reservoir
for mineral oil..

Hadnt thought of making a spiro in one but looks like a clean setup
__________________
Recent Projects:
-----
JLSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 01:23 PM #5
lasersbee's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 15,762
Rep Power: 42214
lasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond repute
lasersbee lasersbee is offline
Class 4 Laser
lasersbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 15,762
Rep Power: 42214
lasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

Nice Job and recycling...

Jerry
__________________

J.BAUER Electronics Home Page

LaserBee Laser Power Meter Products meet your needs
at affordable Prices:
See them all here on LPF

LaserBee Power Meter products ALWAYS in Stock
and ready to ship

Also available on eBay:Check availability here..

Subsidary: Pharma Electronic Solutions


This banner is available to and can be copied/used FREE by any LaserBee owner
lasersbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2011, 02:59 PM #6
foulmist's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Smolyan, Bulgaria
Posts: 1,076
Rep Power: 107
foulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to foulmist
foulmist foulmist is offline
Class 3R Laser
foulmist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Smolyan, Bulgaria
Posts: 1,076
Rep Power: 107
foulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to foulmist
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

thanks guys
foulmist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 02:33 AM #7
ouch3994's Avatar
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 56
Rep Power: 8
ouch3994 will become famous soon enoughouch3994 will become famous soon enough
ouch3994 ouch3994 is offline
Class 1 Laser
ouch3994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 56
Rep Power: 8
ouch3994 will become famous soon enoughouch3994 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

NICE!

Quick Question- does the angle of the plane of the mirrors have to be specific, or did you just stick them closest to perpendicular to the motor axis? I am starting to look into building one myself soon...
__________________
"The burned hand teaches best..."

Layzas-

250mw 650nm O-like host
150mw DX 526nm Lightsaber host
1w 445nm custom host
100mw 405nm Labby (BROKE)

Last edited by ouch3994; 01-14-2012 at 02:33 AM.
ouch3994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 03:55 AM #8
Bionic-Badger's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 5,478
Rep Power: 3157
Bionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond repute
Bionic-Badger Bionic-Badger is offline
Class 4 Laser
Bionic-Badger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 5,478
Rep Power: 3157
Bionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

The spirograph will only make "spiros" from the random off-angle of the mirror on the axis. So you'll have to just tweak it until you get a pattern you think looks good.
Bionic-Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 04:04 AM #9
Gryphon's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama City, Florida
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 182
Gryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond repute
Gryphon Gryphon is offline
Class 3R Laser
Gryphon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama City, Florida
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 182
Gryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

a disk drive never looked so good, great job!
__________________
I see................wait, what now?

(3x) 405nm
(6x) 445nm
(4x) 532nm
(1x) 543nm
(1x) 632.8nm
(1x) 635nm
(3x) 660nm
SSY-1 Laser
Gryphon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 01:41 PM #10
LaserCo's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 434
Rep Power: 32
LaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond repute
LaserCo LaserCo is offline
Class 2 Laser
LaserCo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 434
Rep Power: 32
LaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond reputeLaserCo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bionic-Badger View Post
The spirograph will only make "spiros" from the random off-angle of the mirror on the axis. So you'll have to just tweak it until you get a pattern you think looks good.
Why have I not seen anyone strive towards the ability to adjust the pitch while the mirror
is spinning? That is where it's at for full control!
Buy a swash plate assembly for a remote controlled helicopter, they are surprisingly cheap for what they are and what you could do with one.
LaserCo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 08:41 AM #11
foulmist's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Smolyan, Bulgaria
Posts: 1,076
Rep Power: 107
foulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to foulmist
foulmist foulmist is offline
Class 3R Laser
foulmist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Smolyan, Bulgaria
Posts: 1,076
Rep Power: 107
foulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond reputefoulmist has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to foulmist
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bionic-Badger View Post
The spirograph will only make "spiros" from the random off-angle of the mirror on the axis. So you'll have to just tweak it until you get a pattern you think looks good.
yep, I just tweaked it until I was satisfied with the angles of all mirrors.

@LaserCo
I haven't got time to improve mine yet, too much work.... I made it as simple as possible, but I might consider your advice
foulmist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 04:28 PM #12
hakzaw1's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 'Deep in the Heart Of Texas..."
Posts: 8,345
Rep Power: 26212
hakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond repute
hakzaw1 hakzaw1 is online now
Class 4 Laser
hakzaw1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 'Deep in the Heart Of Texas..."
Posts: 8,345
Rep Power: 26212
hakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

nice work
rc wired and wireless from toys can make building very simple and give joystick full control
__________________
IF YOU ARE NEW HERE- READ ALL THIS http://laserpointerforums.com/f37/an...ml#post1353314
& Spend some hours reading at LASERPOINTERSAFETY.COM

powered by PANGOLIN-ILDA Member since 2014.

QS/FB3 +Beyond-APC40-Mamba Black(clone) 5paghettix2 and I-show x2-Kasio synth-midi
KGB- 532 1.1W 445 2.2W 655 1.3W DT Pro 40 still needs more red.
KGB1W+ 532 DT Pro 40 soon to be GB.
Laserking 1300RGB FULL COLOR 30K(may be FS)
Laserking RGB LK PD2 500 and LK SD 850
REKE RGB 500- G 300
HeNes-(12)R(3)G-COH-594/5 mW-thnx DrSam
MULTILINE-147mW[
445nm 180mW-Mini spiro-Yob.
LPMs-RadiantAlpha& Pro5W-AixiZ SPER/KenmeterLite/LB1
Spacelas 1178mW 655nm/AixiZ 300mW532&
2 B&W 473nm 5/6mW lab
JETLRS1.3W&1.2W-MGL-H
638 180mW ttl mimi lab (av. 230mW)
405 100mW ttl mini lab
445 300 mW ttl mni lab ^AixiZ^ all for a lumia PJ
*MightyMite 2000* RGB all diode 2.2W 30K- 637/520./450...NEW!!
Guide DIY Pjs by Dan-
http://nqlasers.com/scannerreference/index.php?title=Main_Page
hakzaw1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 11:14 PM #13
ouch3994's Avatar
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 56
Rep Power: 8
ouch3994 will become famous soon enoughouch3994 will become famous soon enough
ouch3994 ouch3994 is offline
Class 1 Laser
ouch3994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 56
Rep Power: 8
ouch3994 will become famous soon enoughouch3994 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

I'm debating on trying out either this style rig, or X-Y scanner type setup made from servos and small audio amplifiers... What you suggest?
__________________
"The burned hand teaches best..."

Layzas-

250mw 650nm O-like host
150mw DX 526nm Lightsaber host
1w 445nm custom host
100mw 405nm Labby (BROKE)
ouch3994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 12:30 AM #14
hakzaw1's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 'Deep in the Heart Of Texas..."
Posts: 8,345
Rep Power: 26212
hakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond repute
hakzaw1 hakzaw1 is online now
Class 4 Laser
hakzaw1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 'Deep in the Heart Of Texas..."
Posts: 8,345
Rep Power: 26212
hakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond reputehakzaw1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

both or maybe combining them.
only limit is ones imagination.
show a pointer... they will ask... 'what good is it?'
show a spiro ..... 'wow thats cool..'

I like spiro better with 3 motors over 2 and 4 are better than 3.. motors that are not reversable, to me, are not as cool. i use DPDT switches and pots and if it is has a center 'off' position that is nice too.
I have never worried about the angle as it is darn near impossible to glue a mirror perfectly flat.
Align the mirrors with the motors off and try to hit the center of each mirror. If you image gets clipped you may need to re-glue some mirrors to get them closer to flat.

The pattern grows in size as it goes to more mirrors- and it can get TOO big and be clipped. Positioning everything very close helps with that issue. If your mirrors are of different sizes you want the beam bouncing off the smallest mirror first and the largest last. and ,of course being able to use different speeds (from very slow to very fast) will give you the most patterns. You can knife edge more than one color laser, but the spots need to be very close. FS mirrors are the best to use. if your lasers are low power using an old home movie screen will make them 'jump' .

one last tip=glue a mirror to a speaker voice coil and your spiro image will move to the music. woofers bounce the most.. enjoy
__________________
IF YOU ARE NEW HERE- READ ALL THIS http://laserpointerforums.com/f37/an...ml#post1353314
& Spend some hours reading at LASERPOINTERSAFETY.COM

powered by PANGOLIN-ILDA Member since 2014.

QS/FB3 +Beyond-APC40-Mamba Black(clone) 5paghettix2 and I-show x2-Kasio synth-midi
KGB- 532 1.1W 445 2.2W 655 1.3W DT Pro 40 still needs more red.
KGB1W+ 532 DT Pro 40 soon to be GB.
Laserking 1300RGB FULL COLOR 30K(may be FS)
Laserking RGB LK PD2 500 and LK SD 850
REKE RGB 500- G 300
HeNes-(12)R(3)G-COH-594/5 mW-thnx DrSam
MULTILINE-147mW[
445nm 180mW-Mini spiro-Yob.
LPMs-RadiantAlpha& Pro5W-AixiZ SPER/KenmeterLite/LB1
Spacelas 1178mW 655nm/AixiZ 300mW532&
2 B&W 473nm 5/6mW lab
JETLRS1.3W&1.2W-MGL-H
638 180mW ttl mimi lab (av. 230mW)
405 100mW ttl mini lab
445 300 mW ttl mni lab ^AixiZ^ all for a lumia PJ
*MightyMite 2000* RGB all diode 2.2W 30K- 637/520./450...NEW!!
Guide DIY Pjs by Dan-
http://nqlasers.com/scannerreference/index.php?title=Main_Page

Last edited by hakzaw1; 01-18-2012 at 11:11 PM.
hakzaw1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 10:08 AM #15
vk2fro's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,154
Rep Power: 160
vk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond repute
vk2fro vk2fro is offline
Class 3R Laser
vk2fro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,154
Rep Power: 160
vk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond reputevk2fro has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

uC, swash plates from an RC copter, pwm drive from uC to motors, and audio in to set the spiro to the music. Could be a good plan

I never thought the spares for my 500 heli would actually have other uses (well the swash plates anyway)
__________________
Taipan Projector: 3.5-4 W B(445nm)1.5W, G(532nm)1.5W R(637nm)1W DT30 Still building!
All solid state PJ: 1W B(462)400mw G(520)200mw R(638) 400mw DT40W (collecting bits)
Pointers: 1.0 watt "Z-Lase" - 520 nm diode by DTR attached to segelei zmax V5 Vaporizer
Gassers: Omnichrome 643 Multi Line AR/KR+ ION!!!! doing ~190mW Low hours too!
Siemens 3 mw 632nm helium neon

Last edited by vk2fro; 01-22-2012 at 10:09 AM.
vk2fro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 04:23 PM #16
ouch3994's Avatar
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 56
Rep Power: 8
ouch3994 will become famous soon enoughouch3994 will become famous soon enough
ouch3994 ouch3994 is offline
Class 1 Laser
ouch3994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 56
Rep Power: 8
ouch3994 will become famous soon enoughouch3994 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: DVDRW Case 4 Motor Spirograph

Just thought, you might want to check out Sigurthr's schematic of a 555timer setup for pulsing the laser unit, if you had an adjustable pot. to adjust the frequency, you could get some interesting effects if combined with the spirograph

How to pulse a laser?
__________________
"The burned hand teaches best..."

Layzas-

250mw 650nm O-like host
150mw DX 526nm Lightsaber host
1w 445nm custom host
100mw 405nm Labby (BROKE)
ouch3994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://laserpointerforums.com/f47/dvdrw-case-4-motor-spirograph-67654.html
Posted By For Type Date
????????? This thread Refback 10-02-2011 03:55 PM
????????? This thread Refback 10-02-2011 02:56 PM










Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:44 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC