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LewDude

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It has been a while since I have had the time to experiment with some new setups. This came together randomly while cleaning off mirrors that had gotten dirty and ended up making a bit of a kaleidoscope-ish box. The top had to be propped up JUUUUUST a tad so a laser could be bounced "in" and the whole box was pulled off the edge of the table so I could point a camera "in"... I really didn't know exactly what to expect.

The box with the 'lid' off, showing it hanging off the table:
IMAG4933 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

A look from the outside to underneath and "in":
videotogif_2018.07.31_18.30.25 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

A bit of a party when looking at the outside of the mirrors:
videotogif_2018.07.31_18.23.12 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

IMAG4973 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

IMAG4974 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

videotogif_2018.07.31_18.18.36 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

videotogif_2018.07.31_18.24.41 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

IMAG4935 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

There was a bit of a "gap" where 2 mirrors met that caused that black section - but I like the way the other colors turned out here:
IMAG4940 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

IMAG4938 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

IMAG4946 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr

A beam shot just for good measure:
IMAG4970 by Lewie Wilkinson, on Flickr
 

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I take it these weren't first surface mirrors. It gets so busy in there it is difficult to pick out a single beam. I would have expected this to not be so very noisy, but maybe there was something else going on here too. Thanks for sharing them. :yh:
 

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Wow...
How cool is this !!
Thanks for sharing Lew.
Can't rep you again, but I owe you.


:beer:
 

LewDude

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4 of the 5 mirrors are 1st surface. The square one used for the "base" is not. Would love to stumble across some more at a good price again.

Thanks for checking them out, Paul!

Edit: thx, RB!
 
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Huh. It looked like three mirrors in a pyramid on top of one other mirror. Where was the fifth mirror?
 

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Such great imagination. The video gifs are hypnotic
 

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^^^^ Exactly ^^^^ those can be very hypnotic; great job, Lew! :beer
:kewlpics: +rep!
 
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Wow, I owe you a rep Lewie.
All of those pics are amazing, but that last gif you just shared with the cyan laser is fantastic. :gj: :beer:
 

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Hey Lew, I have two 40"x30" FS mirrors that I haven't cut up yet. Interested in some pieces?

GREAT pics by the way! Your skills are improving!

-G


4 of the 5 mirrors are 1st surface. The square one used for the "base" is not. Would love to stumble across some more at a good price again.

Thanks for checking them out, Paul!

Edit: thx, RB!
 
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LewDude

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Hey Lew, I have two 40"x30" FS mirrors that I haven't cut up yet. Interested in some pieces?

GREAT pics by the way! Your skills are improving!

-G
Thank you :)

And YES very interested. I'll PM you later today!
 




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