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I saw some laser effect vids
Look real cool
But none of them show how they do it, how do you make the Liquid Sky Effect and Time tunnel effect??

Thanks :D
 

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The easyest one is to get a small vibe motor from an old cell phone and glue it to the back of a small mirror. Add a trim pot to the power going in, the different voltages produce different patterns. My avatar on the left was done in this fashion.

cheers. :)
 

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andy_con, can i cut out pieces of cd and use them in place of the mirrors?? cause i dont have mirrors like that
 

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ah dam, all my cd players need the lid to be closed for it to start playing the disk, so it wont move without lid closed...what i do?
 

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rlp92 said:
ah dam, all my cd players need the lid to be closed for it to start playing the disk, so it wont move without lid closed...what i do?
Pieces of CDs won't work because they're horrible at reflecting.
 

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I was wondering....Couldn't you make a liquid sky effect with just a line generator? :-/
 

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Switch said:
I was wondering....Couldn't you make a liquid sky effect with just a line generator? :-/
It would not only be stupidly easy, it would likely be better.
 

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Now I may be wrong here but I have reasoned that if you spread a 10mw beam, with a line generator, over 10 feet that equals 1mw per foot....If you rotate a mirror to reflect the beam, every point gets the full 10mw repeatedly....... :-/

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i dont have any of that stuff, i got a cd player ( im not allowed to break)
I can find some plastic mirror at my local craft store
And i have a few cd's that i dont need
I also got an old cell phone, i dont use

Could you tell me if i can make anything and instructions?
Thanks ;)
 

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is that just a rotating mirror then?
Yes, simple as that a mirror on a computer fan...the hard part is getting one line, it took ages to set up, most times I ended up with 2 lines (one from the front and one from the back of the mirror).

@ rip92 If your phone has a vibro motor, take off the eccentric weight, taking care not to bend the shaft, put on a mirror as described in the hand held projector thread I linked to earlier. That will give you a tunnel effect.

Regards rog8811
 




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