Introduction: Laser Glow Board

Why wax poetic:

It's a glow in the dark board. You can draw on it with lasers.

It is like a remote self-erasing Etch A Sketch.

Step 1: Parts

Step 2: Build

Cut the tape into strips. Put the strips on a board or wall or anything; it doesn't really matter.

Step 3: Draw

For tight clean lines hold the laser against the board and draw on it like you would with a pen. It can also be drawn on from across the room, but the lines are all squiggly.

The second video shows a prototype, where I used two different brands of glow tape with two different half-lives. This is what causes the stripe pattern.

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AaronN45 (author)2016-06-22

This is great! I am trying to order a UV laser online but can't tell if it needs to be an actual UV laser which seems to be pretty expensive, or just a violet colored laser which is quite affordable. any help?

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JavaProgrammer (author)2015-09-11

awesome! I was expecting something complicated but this is totally doable! good job!

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shahryar.adil.3 (author)2015-09-11

AWESSOOMMEE!!! I would love to make it but I don't have a uv laser point *sniff*. Anyway Great Job !! :)

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Look on ebay. I got a pack of 3 (red/green/blue) for like $9 shipped. The blue is actually more of a uv color and lights up highlighters like a black light!

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Treker2 (author)2015-09-10

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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