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Step 1: Gathering Materials
-2 binder clips
-about 5 feet of thick wire
-a craft stick(aka popsicle stick)
The tools you will need are:
-clamp or vice grip
-hot glue gun(with glue)or any other glue that you would feel comfortable with, it needs to be a little flexible though.
Once you gather all your materials head on to step 2!
Step 2: Measuring and Cutting the Felt
Measure the width of the clip then cut it out.
Step 3: Gluing the Felt
First you have to use the clamp to hold open the clip.
Then put glue on the felt and carefully slide the felt into the clip tryinh not to touch it, then use the popsicle stick to press it against the sides of the clip. Let it dry then close the clip.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the second clip.
Step 4: Color the Craft Stick Black
Step 5: Glue the Clips to the Craft Stick
Step 6: Wrap the Wire
Then wrap a piece about 1/4" away from one of the binder clips. Try to get it as tight as possible, I used the pliers to squeeze it and make the popsicle stick stop sliding.
Repeat with the other length of wire on the other side of the clip.
Once you've done that, twist the four wires together really tight.
Step 7: Final Thoughts
You could wrap the legs in duct tape, but I like the shiny copper wire showing.
Some thoughts to improve my design:
-it was meant to be relatively simple so plenty of improvements could be made
-the dot, when shining over long distances tends to vibrate, becuase of the vibrations being picked up through the wire legs. You could possibly use softer wire. I've found that using it on carpets helps this a lot.
-its hard to make fine adjustment, but with a little patience its not too hard to get it right
Holding a laser isn't the only thing this could be used for, it could be a recipe holder, art display, a paper stand for typing, and a lot more, be creative with it!
Have fun and Happy Lasing!!
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Posted by Lasercommunity member: Trooperrick123