1 bit x-y scanning laser projector? Answered
A lot of the laser projectors I have seen have problems with seek times and stability. This guy seems to have done pretty well. Would it be possible to create a scanning laser projector with a single bit input?
Replace the x and y galvo(or any other type) scanners with motor powered wheels rotating at a constant speed. This would create a filled in square of laser light. Then all you would need to do is send an off-on signal to the laser to create an image. It is the same principle as a black and white CRT TV.
What do you think?
Edit: I think one motor should be stepper and the other permanent magnet. If both were pm's it would only create a diagonal line. The pm motor would scan from side to side while the stepper would tick along at the refresh rate. I guess you are kind of running into the same problems as you would with traditional galvo scanners.
Edit (again): With a high speed motor from a dremel (max 35,000 rpm) you could only get about 130x100 pixels with 24fps... hardly the best projector. Not to mention the extreme vibration you would have to deal with if you didn't balance it correctly. I guess I kinda answered my own question.