Personal Wicked Laser Light Show

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Introduction: Personal Wicked Laser Light Show

Create your own peronal laser light show with everyday objects. Click here to get your own Green Laser Pointer Click here to view Laser Pointer Forum

Be sure to check out the finished product in the video at the end!

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Step 1: Get All the Parts Needed

Any laser(s) you want
1 CD.
1 DC motor with wires - preferably with a some sort of gear attached.
1 Cardboard Box.
1 samll piece of plastic - a gatorade cap will work.
1 battery, 3.7 volts worked perfect.
1 scissor.
CA glue or any strong superglue.


Step 2: Melt Your CD

Take the cd and melt it over your stove, BE VERY CAREFUL! I found that you can easily hold the cd with a fork, the goal is to make the cd as wavy as possible. Do not hold the cd to close to the flame or it will burn and the reflective side will begin to bubble and peel.

Step 3: Prepair the Box

Cut one side of the box off and mark an X with a marker where the motor will be. Cut the X with scissors and push the motor up through the box from the bottom, it should fit snug.

Step 4: Glue the Piece of Plastic and the CD to the Motor

Glue the piece of plastic your going to use to the top of the motor. Make sure it is centered. Once that has dried, glue the
cd to the piece of plastic. Since the cd is now wavy it may be tricky to glue, this is why strong glue is important.

Step 5: Time to Start the Show!

Connect the battery to the motor, put on your favorite music, and enjoy. You'll be sure to amaze your friends!
CAUTION: I suggest you use eye protection until you are sure where the beams will go. Depending on the shape of the cd and speed of the motor the effect will vary. Posted by Laser Community member: FathomBoy91

1 Person Made This Project!

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47 Discussions

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SHOE0007
SHOE0007

3 years ago

Eye protection may be impossible with your method. For example red and blue laser ( the red requires blue filter) while the blue requires red orange. You would have to put Two safety goggles on. Well good luck this is just my theory on eye protection. Make sure that the lasers are 50 mw or under if you want to do this.

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SHOE0007
SHOE0007

3 years ago

You could even place a cd case underneath the flask. Even better a near UV laser that could reflect the purple laser into the solution (yellow marker dye). I will be doing this in a few weeks.

Laser line 405 nm firing at beaker or flask. with stirer and dilute yellow marker dye with CD case underneath.

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SHOE0007
SHOE0007

3 years ago

I have done with rotating water and oil from a magnetic stirer device. Here is a pic. The solution causes the laser to rotate different directions. You could even have two or three lasers.

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Doctor90250
Doctor90250

5 years ago

For one of my laser shows, I bought one of those reflective silver emergency blankets that u can get for under $5 in the camping section of walmart, etc. I cut a piece about 1'x1', crumpled it to give it texture, then loosely wrapped it around a ping pong ball. i mounted that on a very slow motor and pointed my laser at it. All of the wrinkles gave a pretty spectacular light show. come to think of it...i suppose i coulda just used aluminum foil...Lol!

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orasca
orasca

9 years ago on Step 5

Why is the video private?
You can change the setting on the video to Public.

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d1ndian
d1ndian

11 years ago on Introduction

hei man i really wanna see ur video .............can u just change ur youtube video setting so that this instructable become a great one

are dc motors available everywhere?or can you break things apart and use them?

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d1ndian
d1ndian

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

yes mainly u ca get dc motors in radios and toys with wheels.........

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Sagar Gondaliya
Sagar Gondaliya

Reply 11 years ago on Step 1

man you must be nocturnal to be up at 2 am. any way, you can but its better if you get one that can spin really fast to really slow witiot buning it. i used one that was rated for only 24v but i hooked up to 50v and it still works!! and that was 2 years ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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eskimojo
eskimojo

11 years ago on Step 5

This video says that you must be a friend of the user in order to view. Is this a site error or just a mistake on the users part?

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PyroMaster007
PyroMaster007

11 years ago on Introduction

i am going to use my crappy red laser, no questions. i have decided to mount my laser on something that will have it vibrate with the song.. lol, this is gonna b awsome.

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rathat48
rathat48

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

I was going to enlighten with this info but than i saw your post, you beat me by a year lol.

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wethecom
wethecom

12 years ago on Step 5

mout the lazer on a speaker coil and it will vairy to the music great post thanks

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skimboarder33
skimboarder33

12 years ago on Introduction

if you use somthing like a souldering devise to melt your name into the cd then could you make it spin your name on the walls?

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Advocat
Advocat

12 years ago on Introduction

Can I use a laser from an old cd or dvd player?

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bowmaster
bowmaster

12 years ago on Introduction

Get 2-5 lazers of different colors and shine them on the CD at the same time!!!!!