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line gen - optics vs spinning mirrors

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shoot, actually, some day I hope to use this w/ a whitefusion, so ill want the scanning action for the line... rather than just changing colors as it would w/ a glass optic, it will actuallty draw a line w/ different colors along the lenght of the line, w/ the mirror setup...

Guess thats what ill go for..
 

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Here is what my polygon scanner looks like. I found it in an old copy machine, can't figure out what the input values are to properly power it though. Maybe someone here knows and could help:whistle:

I'm almost positive that this type of scanner would produce a better quality line than a cheap acrylic line generator, at least with my experiences.
 

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I've got a couple of polygon scanner mirrors, but they're relatively huge... for a hand held.
Maybe there are smaller ones.. I can't really judge the size of the one Ramsey's got.

And Ramsey, I'd probably try to mound it to a regular DC motor, rather than use the stepper it's got.
 
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I can't really judge the size of the one Ramsey's got.

And Ramsey, I'd probably try to mound it to a regular DC motor, rather than use the stepper it's got.
The hexagon is 34mm in diameter (side to side) and the board is 48mm x 68mm. If possible without too much effort I'd rather figure out how to operate it w/ the stepper simply for the controlability.
 




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