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DIY Laser Projector - New Laser Mod

video DIY Laser Projector - New Laser Mod
How to make a portable laser projector from scrap materials around the house. Combine some smoke or fog and you have a sweet light show. Visit geek.phatus.com for more cool stuff. I am working on a version 2 that will have 2 mirrors for more spectacular effects. Sweet Little Laser Hack.
Fireater9893 years ago
Why not just glue the mirror to the motor directly?
danielemur5 years ago
you copied off of Mever's laser vortex!
pyro222 (author)  danielemur5 years ago
Woh, easy with the language there son. I copied no one. 6.5 billion people in the world, someone sticks a mirror on motor and their a copycat? Ive seen a ton of different variations after the postings of this and some of my other projects, and I would consider it quite bold and even inappropriate to accuse any of those folks of copying me or anyone else. In fact I quite enjoy watching people build upon others Ideas on this site, or even better, running across projects that are coincidentally similar to mine and seeing how they went about it. My video is simply the product of a very bored mind on a Sunday afternoon (and totally way more ghetto than Mever's. ) If you look at some of my other Instructables, you will find I give credit where it is due to the best of my knowledge as I like to fancy the notion that I hold myself a man of integrity. Therefore there are certain things I won't tolerate, not many, but blindly being accused of things is certainly one of them. I must honestly say I have done a fair amount of digging through the archives here and have never come across Mever's ible before but that just the beauty of now right?. Im actually glad you posted something because, just looking over Mever's laser vortex, I'm certain I will find some great ideas from his project to try on my laser and hopefully spark some new ones. So a round about thanks to you danielemur, but in the future a simple link would suffice VS. hopping on the jump to conclusions mat.
epic win.
Some person copied my NERF Throwing Knife EXACTLY. Now that is something to complain about. BUUUUT 3 PEOPLE JOINED TOGETHER AND DELETED IT!!!! YAY!!!!! BD
kdiddy134 years ago
Awesome original approach!  I really dig it.

Highlights for me:
Compact (Portable AND hand held!!!!  Awesome)
Using a CD for the reflector.  Your tip on cutting them was great.
Mounting the motor directly to the laser pointer (and with an easily adjustable paper clip to boot)

Very nice.

On the accusation of 'copying'.  Boo!  One of the real bonuses of this site is being able to browse an assortment of different approaches on similar ideas.  As you said in your reply, if you can gather something new to incorporate into your next build then it's a very useful instructable (which this most definitely is).

I'll be checking for more of your posts.  Thanks for sharing this!
vodo5 years ago
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rotamagic5 years ago
very cool man... nice "write up" and saftey precautions!!
gyrogizmo5 years ago
Instead of soldering the dime to the motor and gluing the mirror to the dime, would it not be quicker just to use some holt-melt glue to attach the mirror to the motor shaft?
pyro222 (author)  gyrogizmo5 years ago
I imagine that would work fine. The reason I used the dime was because I wanted more surface area to glue to, out of fear for it flying off of the motor.
Ok, but the hotmelt glue seems pretty strong and your piece of a CD disc would be quite lightweight. Here is an idea, and excuse me if you have already done it: Use the CD mirror glued to a small speaker with the laser as a low frequency oscilloscope; one edge of the mirror attached to the speaker cone, the other to a rod or bar as a fulcrum. Two of these to do X and Y axis.
cotton5 years ago
cool
hanzablast6 years ago
Hey pyro, Great video! Simple and increadible results.
tyeo0986 years ago
Isnt much of a projector as a laser light show.
pyro222 (author)  tyeo0986 years ago
That projects light ;)
tyeo098 pyro2226 years ago
pyro222 (author)  tyeo0986 years ago
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Projector---New-Laser-Mod/
Portable Laser Projector
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Tomahhto brutha
Awesome job pyro222, your stuff is great!
shooby6 years ago
Pretty cool. What size approximately was the projection you showed?
pyro222 (author)  shooby6 years ago
In the video the projector is fairly close to the camera facing the camera. It basically creates a cone that depending on the power of your laser can get quite huge. The fog rules.
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