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Default My 3 mirror RC *spiral graph

That's right, it is controlled using my old 6ch transmitter and receiver I once used for my helicopter, but since I upgraded that one, had just the purpose for it....for now!

It's a simple set up really, all I do is take apart the servos and remove the gears and there is a positioning potentiometer. *Using pliers, it is easy to turn the pot left or right (with the transmitter's channels trimmed to 0 or neutral) till the motor slows down and eventually stops turning. *If you go too far, it will begin to spin the opposite direction. *Of coarse the mirrors are attached to the motors, and the spin from the transmitter's trim, velocity and direction, presets, even crazy movements on the joy sticks controlling 3 channels (can and probably will add a 4th) to create shapes.

I cut out a piece of a Sony Xplode amp box and hot glued the servos in place, as a base for the experiment. *

I don't have the ability yet to post videos, but I shall soon! *

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Default Re: My 3 mirror RC *spiral graph

And here are some of the very few shape captures. *I know the exposure time has a great deal to do with it, but video's coming soon. *
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Default Re: My 3 mirror RC *spiral graph

And here's the one I posted in Daguin's 405 review of mine, of coarse the middle one has some minor effects done.

I can't wait to finish the prototype. Peace - Ace
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VERY damned nice. Now get it in a box

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thanks Ace thanks Dave now I've got to make me one of those spiral doohickees
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Default Re: My 3 mirror RC *spiral graph

I'm about 60-70% done with mine. I am using 25 Ohm pots and just discovered that they will NOT stop the motors (12V). I'm going to have to put in a couple of switches tomorrow. Then about the only things left will be the laser/heat sink and the fan. Oh yeah, I've yet to figure out how I'm going to get the power into the box.

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Thanks to Dave for giving me the 3 mirrors!
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looking good!

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Thanks everybody for the kind words, however I'm considering adding a 4th motor, but will that be overkill? If nobody says it is, I'm gonna do it! Plus, I still have to permanently install a couple modules...so there's still much work to be done before I seal it up.
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go for it! it may make the pattern messy if they are all spinning fast but im sure at certain speeds it will look really neat!
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You should totally do it, I haven't seen that before. 8-)

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Yeah, depending on how much time I have, I'll do it tonight. I already have extra mirrors and servos, so it should be quite easy. Then, I'll try to post a video.
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Hi Ace:

* * Does your laser beam hit the square mirror first or last? I wasn't sure.

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how do yall connect your mirrors to the tiny motor shaft... so far all my attemps leave the mirror vibrating really really bad!

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Now do it with 51 mirrors on motors

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