I finally put aside some time to record this video.
Direct link: Lego MINDSTORMS NXT Laser CNC - YouTube
It's made with one Mindstorms NXT (v1, not the revised v2) kit.
I'm having a bit of an issue with wobble, but I can probably fix it.
It's not intended as a "practical" CNC due to the...
Kit lens for now, I have another lens that might be a bit better for low light stuff that I got from a friend, but I'm sticking with the kit one for now.
I shot some of the pics with just the auto mode (no flash), and some of them with shutter speed priority on and a long exposure (max I tried...
They're all downsized in quality and size by Imgur, if you want them in their full 4928 × 3264 glory, you can download this 29MB zipped archive of them all.
In a related area of discussion... What are the best settings for these types of pics?
I got a 5mw (later metered at closer to 30mw) DX laser or two, then told my parents I was going to get something bigger. My father didn't care, my mother worried until I convinced her about safety, etc.
Maybe it wasn't the wisest jump, but I survived 5mw -> 1.2W without loosing my eyesight, and...
Well, we know WL won't be making it.
Where's those LPM pictures you promised us a few days ago?
As far as this thread goes, thanks for the pictures! That's quite a nice laser.
20W... Damn, that's insane!