Excellent vids ! I love the borealis effect that stuff has on the beams ! I found somehting similiar when my daughter left the plastic wrap from a new dvd sitting on the TV stand - lit up the wole room nicely with all kinds of odd effects ! I never captured them on video like you did, though !
That's really cool! How'd you do this? I tried it with a Floppy and a static bag, only the static bag worked, and that was on the edges where it's pressed. :'( I don't know if it has to do with the fact that your laser is about 40 times the mW mine is or not. Really cool. I wonder what kind of effect you could get if you mounted some of a Floppy disk, or a static bag on a slow moving motor... Great videos!
I simple held the static bag and the floppy at an incline and what you saw was the reflection from the laser onto the wall. I was about 2-3 feet away from the wall to keep the effect small and manageable. The laser I was using was the DX200mW. The thing was HOT! Only problem is that is was mode hopping and I am waiting for the new one to ship still... It used to easily top over 200mW though. It could pop balloons from about 15-20 feet instantly and it lit a match unaided from about 6 feet! Needless to say, I was very bummed to let it go. :'(
LOL... So interesting the responses this effect is getting... I'm glad it's instigating some thought process It took me some luck and the right parts to be able to get it right, and now I sometimes spend minutes watching this thing as it obliterates a floppy and enjoying the reflections...
Very glad you all like them. I'll post some new stuff soon;