Instructables: exploring - EBA9BAA04E3D1029AC23001143E7E506 - light - laser Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:14:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 Madonna's Disco Ball
Madonna's Disco Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jake Morton A few years ago I discovered Madonna (I know, I know, she's been kicking it since the 80's) and really enjoyed her music. Even today I am still discovering her talent and only a few months ago discovered the Confessions Tour. Well lets just say my mind was blown that day. Fantastic performances, exc...
By: Jake Morton

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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 07:29:17 PDT
Music laser light show
Music laser light show - More DIY How To Projects]]> replayreb Before I begin I should probably tell you that lasers are not good for your eyes. Don't let a laser beam bouncing off of an uncontrolled mirror hit you in the eye. If you don't believe it can happen then read this:
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 01:44:22 PDT
Laser Painting
Laser Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sebastian Morales Imagine being able to paint anywhere and on any surface, no matter how big the canvas is or how far it seems to be! This robotic controlled laser lets turn any landscapes into canvas. Please be responsible while using lasers, never point them at people or animals. Also be aware that people can rea...
By: Sebastian Morales

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Sun, 10 May 2015 20:55:31 PDT
Old Optical Mouse into high laser light WOW!!!
Old Optical Mouse into high laser light WOW!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> monop If u want to make this you will need adult super vison thanks. Things what do you need 1.Glue2.Scissors 3.An optical mouse4.Tape 5.Screw drivers Step 1.Open the mouse Open mouse with screw driver and remove the scroller and button and glue the wires and magnifier that would be on back you ...
By: monop

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:19:30 PST
Cheap Drill Conversion
Cheap Drill Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> transistor2 This is a super easy way to make your cheap drill run as either a corded or cordless drill, that way you dont have to throw away the battery. It took me about 15 minutes to do it and it can be done with just about any drill. What you will need. Any drill that is battery operated expensive or chea...
By: transistor2

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:25:15 PST
Collaborating with Bees: Honey Comb Light Boxes
Collaborating with Bees: Honey Comb Light Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> JenniferBerry Materials ListBeehiveBeesNatural comb3/4 inch rough milled wood, cherry in this caseScrap wood, plywood1/8 aluminum plateBoos block oilThreaded screw insertsScrewsLED strips, warm white 600LED connectorsWall powerEndlighten Acrylic .157 inch thickCork weatherstrippingBiscuits, #FFSteel wool, sandpap...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:30:10 PST
Bake & Make: Laser Cut Gingerbread House
Bake & Make: Laser Cut Gingerbread House - More DIY How To Projects]]> acoens Creating a gingerbread house is a time honored tradition. I wanted to see if making one with the help of a laser cutter would be an improvement over the standard kitchen-only versions. Baking and making was a lot of fun and a good bonding activity at Fablab London! Bake Gingerbread I used this re...
By: acoens

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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:09:29 PST
Arduino Laser Guitar
Arduino Laser Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> Firen Here it is! The one and only Instructable you will ever need. The Arduino Laser Guitar.What you will need :- 10 k Resistors- Laser Module ( Light Sensors ( Wire (Mine was salvaged from old usb cables)- On/Off Button ( Arduino Uno ( Music Instrument ...
By: Firen

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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 18:03:41 PST
Laser Midi Controller - (Laser Triggered Midi Keyboard)
Laser Midi Controller - (Laser Triggered Midi Keyboard) - More DIY How To Projects]]> lasermidi Project goal:"Construct a laser triggered midi controller, using standard electric components and a recycled midi keyboard."Step 1.Find a recycled midi keyboard / controller.Step 2.Construct a laser triggered switch.Step 3.Connect midi device, measure components (shorts), and test device.You can now...
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:55:17 PST
Retro Tech Shades
Retro Tech Shades - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aidan25 My friends John, Jared and I were challenged to design, prototype, and make a piece of wearable technology. We came up with a product, a pair of interactive wayfarers sunglasses. They have a photo-resistor right above the nose to detect the amount of light in the area. If it starts too get dark...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:51:34 PDT
Icosahedron Lamp
Icosahedron Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> dustinfeider In this Instructable I will explain the process of building a Geodesic Lamp(s) using Google Sketch Up and an Epilog 120 Watt laser cutter. I start with very basic step-by-step instructions on how to render a Icosahedron using Sketch Up. If 3-d computer modeling is new to you this step will be very ...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:26:09 PDT
Multifunctional Lamp
Multifunctional Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> don_yousif Originally I created this for myA- Level DT project, but I thought I may as well share it on here, skipping the boring bit about research and whatnot obviously. Also, just bear in mind that is my first Instructable so any help would be great.The aim was to save space on my desk as i have far too man...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:13:59 PDT
Revolution (LED Chandelier)
Revolution (LED Chandelier) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jake Morton I love lighting, what's more, lighting with mechanical aspects to it. Revolution is a chandelier that does this very thing. It consist of 3 Arduino controlled motors which turn arms, powering LED's in a circular path, creating a "radar" or scanner effect. This instructable will show you how I made i...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:45 PDT
Knex P264
Knex P264 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lucas The Boss What's up instructibles I'm back and bring you another gun before the contest ends with the p264 it's a random name and is not a model just thought it sounded good. I tried a new layout for my 4th handle fed pistol (my first was a failure) but I tried a new handle and reduced friction internals. As ...
By: Lucas The Boss

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:41:57 PDT
Extremely simple laser alarm circuit - A tutorial using only four components!
Extremely simple laser alarm circuit - A tutorial using only four components! - More DIY How To Projects]]> EngineeringShock Hi Everyone! Edit: We now have a laser tripwire kickstarter campaign! Check it out here:Laser Tripwire Kickstarter Campaign!In the past, I've done several laser and light sensor tutorials that were op-amp (Operational amplifier) based. I've always been fond of op-amp based circuits as they are to ...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:51:36 PDT
Laser Cut Light Fixture
Laser Cut Light Fixture - More DIY How To Projects]]> nikoala3 I recently moved to a new desk at work and I wanted to liven up the space a bit, so I made this light fixture. This was a very quick project to make, and it turned out looking pretty good! What you need (x1) White LED Strip(x1) Rocker Switch(x1) Small PC Board(x1) Universal 1000mA AC Adapter(x1) ...
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:19:13 PDT
robot statue
robot statue - More DIY How To Projects]]> transistor2 Just to give you a bit of background info, i collected a lot of broken projectors and other electronic equipment and would salvage parts. However i had lots left over so i made a sculpture from them as a sort of futuristic version of the thinker. a few things to remember if you want to do this, you ...
By: transistor2

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Thu, 29 May 2014 18:38:05 PDT
Simple and portable Laser Tripwire for under 2$
Simple and portable Laser Tripwire for under 2$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> sarvesh7 Hi guys .This is my first instructable .In this instructable I'am going to tell you how to make an easy and cheap laser tripwire. This is just a model circuit and not purposed for practical uses, although this circuit can be used for other light projects as well (with slight modifications). Thing...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 10:04:19 PDT
Attiny25/45/85 Police Light, with Arduino!
Attiny25/45/85 Police Light, with Arduino! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jan_Henrik Hello, in this project I want to show you how to build a multi functional Police Light with a Attiny25/45/85 . It will have serval animations , which can be changed with a button on the circuit board, it has 2 channels, which can be controlled with PWM. That allows us to add serval animations or po...
By: Jan_Henrik

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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:19:46 PDT
Light Up Cyber Boots
Light Up Cyber Boots - More DIY How To Projects]]> jujube_kitties This Instructable shows you how to decorate an old or plain shoe and make it light up. It is more open ended than a lot of other Instructables, since you probably won't have exactly the same parts as I do. A great addition to this project is the power generating shoe, if you search for power generat...
By: jujube_kitties

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:31:49 PDT
Gummy Bears and Lasers!
Gummy Bears and Lasers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Coletted Gummy Bears, it turns out, are great for demonstrating the otherwise abstract concepts that describe the most basic of light-matter interactions: Absorption, Transmittance and Reflection. Materials 1 Green Laser Blox1 Red Laser Blox1 White LED 1 Each: clear, red, green Gummy Bears 1 sheet of plai...
By: Coletted

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:23:11 PDT
Indoor CFL Grow Light
Indoor CFL Grow Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kymisko Winter is ending. Spring is almost here. When Spring comes I love to start some plants from seed in my garden. This year I decided to be prepared and not lose two weeks of valuable growing time by starting my seeds indoors, and that way they are healthy and ready to go by the time of first planting....
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 18:20:34 PDT
Optical Illusion LED Time Table NelsonStudios Bend time to your will with this fun illuminated clock table!  The diffuser creates an illusion where time itself seems to twist and churn as you look at it.  The LED ring makes it look as if there is a laser pyramid rising from the table top... except that when you reach for it it flips around and ...
By: NelsonStudios

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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:49:19 PST
Design and build a side-lit LED sign at TechShop
Design and build a side-lit LED sign at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> babylonfive This Instructable shows you how to build a Side-lit Acrylic Sign, illuminated by an LED light fixture. For this project we'll use a laser cutter to cut wood and acrylic. We use multiple layers of laser-cut wood glued together to achieve a complex shape easily, and a laser-cut acrylic cutout provi...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:30:07 PST
Plant safe
Plant safe - More DIY How To Projects]]> transistor2 what you will needknifegluepotfake plantfoam circleshoe boxlighter lid take the pot and put it upside down on the cardboard then treace a circle around rim. next cut that circle out and trim it so it will easily fit 2 inches into the pot. base repeat what you did with step one except use the b...
By: transistor2

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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:37:56 PST
How to make a Handheld laser pointer
How to make a Handheld laser pointer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Corhay There are several different ways to make a hand held laser pointer. In this case we will be creating one out of a flashlight body. Now these lasers can be very dangerous. I built one that is only 5mw and can not burn, but for about $5-$10 more you can easily find a module that can burn (I will inc...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:08:20 PST
Laser Tripwire Alarm
Laser Tripwire Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos No security system is complete without lasers. So in this project I am going to show you how to build a laser tripwire alarm from a laser point, a couple of mirrors, and a few dollars of electrical parts. With this you can cover an entire house with an array of light beams. If any one of them is...
By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:07:52 PST
Rainbow Pinecone Spoon Light domenic3 Intro: This is a light that i have made. What inspired me to make this design is a pinecone as shown by the design. This is a multi coloured spoon celling light that is a fun but fiddly project that doesn't cost much. there are also many different colours with the light that I bought. Body: Steps: ...
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Tue, 3 Sep 2013 00:07:23 PDT
Build Your Own Laser Trip Wire
Build Your Own Laser Trip Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> edward_Valarm - Ever wanted to catch an intruder when they trip a laser beam? - Want to know how many times your pet (or anything else) is going in and out of your house? - Someone sneaking into a place they shouldn’t be? - Like to play with lasers and dry ice? This instructable teaches you how to use a laser...
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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:26:41 PDT
DIY | 12v Large LED Cabin Light M.Hawse $42 DIY | 12V LED Cabin Light (with wall-washer style night light) 12" Wide x 36" Long x 2 3/4" tall | 72 Watts @ 100% | I use a PWM Dimmer for a power range of 3W to 71W for use in Houseboats, RVs, Garages, Laundry Rooms, Workshops, Artist's Drawing Areas One of these is installed above each of th...
By: M.Hawse

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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 16:45:55 PDT
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> M.Hawse This is an article describing the process I used to build a couple of wooden LED bunk lights for my friend's houseboat. I designed these myself. I also built and installed them without assistance, so it's an easy project. You will also see photos and video of a black-stained, RGB LED Bunk Li...
By: M.Hawse

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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 02:26:52 PDT
LED Light Pen Adapter, Red & White LED. I made in at TechShop John_TS_DTW Problem:           Many times, we wish we could continue to take notes during a presentation.  But when the lights are turned off during a slide projector presentation, our note taking get interrupted.  Solution:            Keep this pocket size adapter in your wallet or pocket for instant light.  ...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 18:13:16 PDT
USB Powered LED Articulating Lamp
USB Powered LED Articulating Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mattpshaw I designed this lamp as part of my senior thesis exhibition in college. It is a small-scale version of a classic articulating desk lamp that is powered by a standard USB port.  The lamp can be plugged directly into a laptop to act as a keyboard light or it can be placed in a base and powered via a U...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:35:50 PST
Wooden Star Wars AT-AT walker model
Wooden Star Wars AT-AT walker model - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeroentrebuchet Hi, My name is Jeroen and I am a amateur model maker. I make models (mostly working) from pictures and mostly from wood. I am currently working on a Trebuchet I do this in my garage. However since it is quite cold over here ...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:20:15 PST
Refracting Light with LASERs
Refracting Light with LASERs - More DIY How To Projects]]> sherd030 LASERs make almost anything better, and that includes refracting light in physics lessons.  Here's a guide to refracting LASER light, and some calculations you might need to do afterwards. Just a bit on theory As a beam of light enters an optically more dense medium it slows down.  If a beam of l...
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Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:48:45 PDT
Spherical Cardboard Lamp Robizzle01 1. Acquire enough cardboard to create 32 11" square pieces 2. Head over to to download the laser template files or SphereGen.exe which will generate the templates for you. SphereGen lets you specify your cardboard thickness, desired width, height, and how much...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 17:21:56 PDT
Lamp X - The Atmospheric Lamp SeanDavies     Atmosphere is a spatial quality that extends far beyond the physical attributes of a space. These qualities can be sensory, emotional, harmony, beauty, a feeling of presence and can set the mood and overall feel of a space. The experience of space and the emotions they evoke are greatly affected...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 22:54:22 PDT
A night light made on lasers
A night light made on lasers - More DIY How To Projects]]> shawn simone A quick easy way to make a customizable night light on a laser. Materials needed: Access to Corel Draw (thanx TechShop) Access to a laser cutter (thanx againTechShop) A 1/4"X6"  led strip (thanx lumenedge) 1/8" thick 24"X18" clear acrylic  1/4" thick 5"X24" wood  (i used mahogany, no reason why) d...
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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:42:07 PDT
Light Cube hilekar Extraordinary light cube is designed on the computer using the Rhinoceros  3D software and then laser cutting the pieces to assemble. A light source has been placed inside to create interesting shadows. The pieces in this project can connect to each other without using any glue (however using glue w...
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Tue, 22 May 2012 11:35:28 PDT
Easy Solar Robot Nightlight
Easy Solar Robot Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> Amyscrazycrafts Here is an easy solar powered nightlight.  Material List: 1/8" Baltic Birch Plywood Glue Solar Yard Light Tape (may need) (might also need scissors) Nuts, Bolts, Lock Washers & Washers Screwdriver and wrench Small Plastic Tube Q-tips Lamp/Sunlight I found the solar yard light at the Dollar Tree (f...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:49:15 PST
Laser Spirograph
Laser Spirograph - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Break out your Pink Floyd albums, because it is time for you to have your own personal laser show. In fact, it cannot be stressed enough just how much "awesome" you are getting out of such an easy to build device. Watching the patterns spiral out of this little box onto a large wall is much more mes...
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Thu, 7 Jul 2011 15:57:56 PDT
How to Create a Light Stop Motion Video
How to Create a Light Stop Motion Video - More DIY How To Projects]]> thomp5km WATCH THIS VIDEO FIRST THING!!! This is the ACTUAL FILM and is the basis for the ENTIRE instructable! ENJOY! CLICK THIS LINK IF THE VIDEO IS NOT LOADING FOR YOU! I found that it would not always load, and well you need to see the video in order to really see the project r...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 20:16:26 PDT
AFFORDABLE LASER LIGHT SHOW - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Porsche Fan Lasers are fun, but what else can they be used for? Laser light shows are one option. I've been to many concerts where laser shows are used. I've always wanted to have one of my own, but the good, pre-made setups commonly used in concerts are very expensive, usually in the hundreds or thousands of d...
By: The Porsche Fan

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:06:42 PDT
Easy Laser Light Show
Easy Laser Light Show - More DIY How To Projects]]> thecaden Description: Here is a very cool laser light show. What makes it cooler is that it can be made with items around the home! This one is quite simple and does not take much time at all. Warning: Be very careful during the building of and using of this device, it is quite easy for a mistake to happen ...
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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 07:58:30 PDT
Laser Art V2 NathanaelScheffler  Please Vote for Me in the Wicked Lasers Contest  Hello again Instructables.  I redid my Laser Art Instructable because before I could only force the camera to keep the shutter open for eight seconds.  Now, after looking through the settings on the camera, I found a mode that lets me keep the shut...
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Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:44:25 PST
Laser Art! NathanaelScheffler _Please Vote For Me in the Wicked Lasers Contest  Hello Instructables!  This is my entry for the Wicked Lasers Contest.  I am entering because I have always had a fascination with lasers, and would love to be the owner of on of the high powered burning lasers that are out of my price range!  S...
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Wed, 9 Mar 2011 16:27:30 PST
Miniature Desk Shoji Shadow Boxes
Miniature Desk Shoji Shadow Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phoenix Laser Engraving Phoenix Laser Engraving creates these Shoji Shadow Box kits for sale in our Etsy shop In traditional Japanese architecture, a Shoji is a door, window or room divider consisting of translucent paper over a frame of wood which holds together a sort of grid of wood or bam...
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Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:38:25 PDT
Four-Motor Laser Spirograph
Four-Motor Laser Spirograph - More DIY How To Projects]]> QuackMasterDan Bouncing a laser beam off a mirror rotating at any angle above 0 degrees will create the illusion of a circle to the human eye. Combine two rotating mirrors, and complex shapes begin to emerge. With every additional mirror, the perceived image becomes more complex and intricate, with the ability to ...
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Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:50:04 PDT
Transform your laser pointer to a "spot-flash light" :)
Transform your laser pointer to a "spot-flash light" :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> zholy Hi ... in this ultra easy instructable I will show you, hot to change your laser pointer to a (spot) flash light.Parts you need:1. laser pointer2. camera lens from small "SPY" camera3. glue gun or tapeAnd that's it :) ... just fit the lens to your laser pointer and you have a flash light. Have a loo...
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Sat, 31 Oct 2009 13:58:24 PDT
Viewing magnetic effects on water
Viewing magnetic effects on water - More DIY How To Projects]]> vincenc After viewing a short youtube video regarding diamagnetism I decided to repeat the experiment using my newly acquired green lab laser. The plan was very simple: slightly elevated flat surface, movable magnet, a few drops of distilled water and a carefully aimed laser beam. Un-fortunately the only fl...
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Tue, 6 Oct 2009 12:02:22 PDT