LaserWriter

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Description

In it's current state, this project strives to be a laser-based text display system using an Arduino to control the rotation of a salvaged hexagonal rotating mirror and the pulsing of a laser pointer.

Next Steps

  • Make a virtual sun-dial
  • Simple POV device using ~8 lasers and an Arduino
  • Design and print mounts for holding everything in place
  • Use the motor to synchronously spin an ensemble of lasers that project onto a translucent cylinder
  • Ultimately obtain a large mirror to project image onto building

Progress

http://youtu.be/NXSqHCTGhfs

Suggestions

  • Point all 8 lasers at 1 mirror to avoid the problem of coordinating 8 spinning mirrors
  • Minimum Y lines for text: 5 I say
  • Check the lasers for consistency of alignment.
  • Eagleapex 20:57, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Project Inspiration

http://www.shadowworks.us.com/blog/?p=67
http://www.vrurban.org/smslingshot.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFWcAkxzkv4
http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Laser-Show-with-Full-XY-Control/