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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Arduino Powered Laser "Projector"

This project is a variation of my arduino powered laser show - and honestly it's not quite as cool. But - I wanted to go down this road to explore a few ideas...

The video really covers all the core technical details:

My original hope was to project 100x100 or so at 10hz - which might be enough to feel like low-res video. But I think it's fairly clear I'd need to go to commercial parts to do that (which isn't how I like to roll...)

Besides - I've got a handful of ideas how to get the "laser show" version working better...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Arduino Powered Laser Show

I have finally gotten around to documenting my Arduino powered laser show that uses audio speakers for Galvos.

Full documentation and source code is available via this Instructable.

Quite happy with the way it works now:

I have no idea how many hours I've sunk into this project - but it's a bunch. I would guess 60-80 hours on the Instructable itself.

My motivation to get the Instructable done is that they are having a contest for an Epilog laser cutter - the deadline being 4 days from now.