Laser Light Show With Beaker, Yellow Dye, Quinine, Niacin Energy Drink, Mountain Dew, Etc in Water and an Electric Stirrer.

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Introduction: Laser Light Show With Beaker, Yellow Dye, Quinine, Niacin Energy Drink, Mountain Dew, Etc in Water and an Electric Stirrer.

Introduction:

Hello, 100 to 200 mw Red, Purple, and Green including Blue Lasers can be used in Combo with a spinning flask with a magnetic stirrer (String function) to create very unique effects by lasers alone.

These are Class 3B lasers so be careful of their beam, never be eye level with the lasers and if possible wear laser safety goggles that reduce for example Green-Blue-purple light. Since I use multiple lasers it makes it impossible to use safety goggles. All of them are laser lines from e-bay about 50-200 mW power 650 nm Red, 405 nm Purple, 532 nm Green, and 445-450 nm Blue. As noted Laser beams are dangerous with direct contact risking irreversible damage to the eyes or blindness. Use common sense around them while operating them.

Warning: To prevent irreversible damage to the eyes never have the left or right laser go pass 45 degrees angle upwards. Prefer 15-30 degrees but never go past 45 degrees. Even if you are using red laser beam-green-blue and purple a laser goggle that blocks blue-purple green is preferred over nothing tho.

Step 1: Theory of Laser Induced Fluorescence.

Well, A laser is a highly stimulated saturated single light source. It a type of beam that near 405 nm 100-200 mw and 445-450 mW Blue can cause Yellow, Orange, Pink markers, Sodium fluorescein in ethanol and water and concentrated Quinine from tonic water glow different colors.

One laser 405 nm will have a different effect on a yellow marker for example than the 445 to 450 nm type blue laser light. Others include 470 nm but they are very expensive and may not cause the dyes to fluoresce. Stick with 405 nm and 445-450 nm lasers. Make sure they are a fixed voltage usually 5 volts and not adjustable. This is for someone who is an amateur with a power supply (Costing extra ***) over spiking the voltage or current through the laser module can irreversibly damage the module or the laser itself.

Remember Stands and Clamps are required to hold the lasers and a magnetic stirrer or a (hot plate and magnetic stirrer with a stir bar is Recommended) for visual shows. On youtube, there is no or little info on what I am showing so this is a first for me and you.

Step 2: Protocols to Do a Laser Show (With Quinine or and Sodium Fluorescein) in a Beaker.

Protocols:

Sodium fluorescein 1 percent mass by volume in 500-600 ml.

1. Add from a 4.7 percent fluorescein solution (25 g sodium fluorescein in 500 ml ethanol 95 percent) about 5 ml to 500-600 ml of water (Tap or distilled) It doesn't matter the water that you use.

2. Put it onto a Magnetic stirrer or a hotplate with a magnetic stirrer (the beaker) with a stir bar.

3. With clamps and Support, stands add the lasers evenly. You can have three lasers: one left, one on top, and one right and then adjust with different angles.

4. Each laser can be (15, 25, 30, 45 degrees) angle to the beaker including the top one shining down onto the beaker as well as the right laser. Make the left laser red, green laser right, and purple or blue laser top.

5. Turn on the stirrer function. Remember steam from the water directly can damage the top laser. If so you must add a clear glass slide (etc) to that laser to block the vapors from entering the laser itself.

Quinine from tonic water.

1. Add 600 ml of tonic water (containing 83 mg Quinine sulfate per Liter) to a clean beaker 500 to 1000 ml (1L).

2. Put it onto a Magnetic stirrer or a hotplate with a magnetic stirrer (the beaker) with a stir bar.
3. With clamps and Support, stands add the lasers evenly. You can have three lasers: one left, one on top, and one right and then adjust with different angles. 4. Each laser can be (15, 25, 30, 45 degree) angle to the beaker including the top one shining down onto the beaker as well as the right laser. Make the left laser red, green laser right, and purple or blue laser top. 5. Turn on the stirrer function. Remember steam from the water directly can damage the top laser. If so you must add a clear glass slide (etc) to that laser to block the vapors from entering the laser itself.

The yellow dye from sodium fluorescein and Quinine sulfate (83 mg a L) forms a yellow green-blue-red with the purple mixture from three lasers (with sodium fluorescein) and with Quinine sulfate tonic water it produces blue-green-purple-red color. It produces multiple effects dependant on stirring speed, volume, and if the solution is boiling or just steam.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinine

Also if you want a more concentrated and stunning visual effect you can extract Quinine from Cinchona herb (found on eBay). However lots of tannins, other chemicals that may make it appear dark in color. You made to freeze fracture it with methanol or ethanol in an acid (Citric, Acetic, Sulfuric or Hydrochloric acid, etc) and then centrifuged and filter it. It a more concentrated version of tonic water but difficult (more for a someone without that type of experience too.)

Well, there is no info on youtube and most of it is patented so I am saying you would be doing if you make it through Cinchona bark herb (If it is allowed to pass through the Border dependant on your country regulations) blind without much info. Sorry I cannot find any info on it :(.

However, 5 g Quinine sulfate cost 45 dollars without tax from China but for 500 ml that would make only 0.95 percent Quinine sulfate solution in water. Yes, if you want you can buy this you can but I wonder if 45 dollars + tax Can is worth all that. You could probably get this by boiling down enough tonic water instead. Tonic water is more available and cheaper too.

Step 3: Pink Marker Extract and Usage Protocol With Lasers.

Before I begin here a video on how to extract it tho. It simpler (two videos) and easier to understand.

It may although I am not 100 percent sure contain small amounts of Eosin dye and Rhodamine dyes in it but I assume from other sources (that Eosin is very small compared to the Rhodamine dye) found in the Pink marker dye.

Protocol same as before Repeat Step 2 and so On. The laser color will with diluted Pink marker be a yellow-slighty green and if a 444-450 nm (Blue laser) is used it may be Yellow-green-blue-pink, etc with small spectrums of other colors too.

Step 4: Orange Dye Extract.

This is a more difficult method and I have used it. You need to get the concentrate out 20 ml and add 10 ml of Isopropanol Alcohol (exact) and filter it off with filter paper. If the content is too high it will (the orange dye) will actually fall out of solution and make it hard to extract. It also quite expensive to get enough to make this.

A 50 ml sample (20 ml dye + 10 ml Isopropanol Alcohol + 20 ml distilled water (Very important due to chlorine in water) gives a small sample. You can fire a purple laser at it and it will shine, Green with an orange color with 405 nm laser beam.

Follow Instructions Step 3.

Step 5: Tide Solution (Detergent Liquid) Protocol With Different Lasers.

From All my info the active ingredient is around 1 percent of 4,4′-Diamino-2,2′-stilbenedisulfonic acid which when exposed to 405 nm it glows blue. Note this does not work with the 445-450 nm blue laser only purple lasers.

Video on what it is this chemical. Yes, it advertisement but I am using it as a reference ONLY!!!! There is not a lot of Info on it tho.

Protocol.

1. First diluted by 10 percent volume by volume the dye by 10 times. For 1 L that gives you 100 ml tide soap and 900 ml water.

2. Repeat step 3 as with before.

With Purple laser alone it shines blue-green dependent on concentration. It usually a blue (slight blue-green) with the 405 nm laser line beam. With Red and green lasers it shows blue-light blue-bright green-red mixture colors with these lasers and the stirring function.

Step 6: Tartrazine Yellow in Mountain Dew Laser Dye Protocol.

Wavelengths max peak is 425 nm for Tartrazine yellow. This article said it contains Regular Mountain dew 4.4 mg Tartrazine salt per L in Mountain Dew.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264533191...

A few 1 L bottles of Mountain dew only contain 4.4 mg of Tartrazine salt yes, it will glow green-yellow color near 405 nm (Purple) but not 445-450 nm since the cut off wavelength is 425 nm max.

Protocol:

1. Get 4 L of mountain dew and use a 1 L flask to boil down the 4 L to 100 ml. You can also buy a 4 L Pyrex flask and put it into an oil bath to reduce the amount of burned sugar. So 4 L contains 17.6 mg Tartrazine so boiling it down to 100 ml (this can take a couple of days) gives you 704 mg Tarazine salt. Increase the distilled water to 500 ml to give a total of Tartrazine salt concentration of 140.8 mg.

2. Repeat steps 3

If you just use 500 ml of Mountain dew you will have 2 mg of Tartrazine salt that with a Violet laser will produce a green-yellow color. You can fire a green and red laser to add that effect tho too.

Step 7: Niacin From Energy Drinks (Green Types).

Niacin from an Energy drink or ethanol and a vitamin B tablets produces 200 to 1000 mg of Niacin. With other dyes, it can glow green (intense green in color).

https://www.glowpartyworld.com/screen/page/drinks-...

1. Fill a beaker with a stirring rod with an Energy drink (Green type) some types that are not regular or with dyes may not work. Niacin produces from an Energy drink or 70 percent ethanol with Vitamin B tablet a glowing green color under UV light 400-405 nm. Blue wavelength 445-450 nm had little effect!

2. Follow from Step 3 for other info.

Step 8: Discussions and Conclusions.

Many chemicals if used properly like Tonic water, Rhodamine 6G, Sodium fluorescein, etc can be used to produce intense and cool visuals for a laser show. None of these chemicals are dangerous and can be disposed normally as safe even the soaps.

These dyes are non-toxic and do not pose any risks to the environment. If you repeat this you can get very neat laser effects as long as the laser beam (Left and right) is not above a 45-degree angle. You need a protractor to align the laser tho.

Thanks for reading this Instructable.

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    Different effects have been observed too. An Orange marker-Pink marker at 405 nm will appear orange-green in color tho.

    It is also possible to mix for example concentrated Quinine and a concentrated energy drink so when exposed to 405 nm it produces blue-green color beam effect.