Here, you are going to make a cool laser effect. I tried to find an easy way to make a laser show, but I had to resort to this. Look foward to the next version: Robot controlled light show! Below is my first try. It came out as a circle on the wall.
Warning: I am not responsible for any damage done by hurting something/one with the cd, laser, or any other item from this project.
This video is just the effect, not instructions.
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
1 or more CD's
(optional) a screwdriver
scissors or an exacto knife
a laser (any color)
a cardboard box
a small 1.5 volt DC motor
a 1.5 volt battery pack
a 1.5 volt battery for the battery pack
(optional) a switch
plastic glue, super glue (or a strong bonder)
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Step 2: Kill the Cd(s)!
This is the fun part!
You have 3 options:
1.scrape the cd with the screwdriver or other sharp item
2. cut up many cd's and paste them on to one other with plastic glue (don't cover hole!!)
Step 3: Getting the Base Ready
Now you need to cut a hole in the box so you can glue the motor in while having the top piece sticking out. Use a screw to make a hole in the bottle cap just big enough so you can glue it to the motor shaft. then move on...
Step 4: The Boring Part
Well, now you wait for the glue to dry... Just, go play your video games or something! NOW!
Step 5: More Gluing...
Now glue the cd to the bottle cap on the motor. Now go play more video games while you wait...
Step 6: Wiring
connect wires to the motor, then the switch, then the battery, then the motor. DUH!
Step 7: Done!!!
OMG! Your like done!!! OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!! aim the laser at the cd while it's spinning and look at the design that appears! never the same if you make new CD's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Step 8: Coming Soon!
Coming soon: Using the BOE bot from parallax to control many of these to make a real show!!!