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Old 07-24-2008, 12:04 AM #1
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does anyone have some ideas of how to make the the cheapest and easiest laser scanner with household objects??


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does anyone have some ideas of how to make the the cheapest and easiest laser scanner with household objects??

I don't think you can do a "scanner." You could make a spirograph.

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You certainly couldn't do a scanner with household objects, lol

But a spirograph wouldn't be too bad. You just need to find some motors and some mirrors. Then somewhere to mount them and you'd be set
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Default Re: cheapest scanner possible...

I've made a quick spiro out of my computer before. Just took out 2 92mm fan's, put mirrors on the centre, held everything down with blutac and lined it all up:

fan|-------<-<-Laser
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Quick diagram, hope it helps.

BTW, you'd need a fan controller on the computer to change patterns etc..
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does anyone have a good link to a tutorial perhaps?
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This one uses vibromotors from phones, same principal as the fan ones but smaller...
http://www.laserpointerforums.com/fo...num=1186862602
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