Laser projector ditches galvanometer for spinning drum

Laser projector ditches galvanometer for spinning drum

Laser projectors like these common in golf equipment or laser exhibits typically use mirror galvanometers to replicate the laser and attract 2D. Without galvos, and on a decent finances, [Vitaliy Mosesov] determined that as an alternative of downgrading the standard, he would search a wholly totally different answer: a spinning mirror drum. He fires a […]

Arduino Revives Junkyard Laser Cutter

Arduino Revives Junkyard Laser Cutter

Some individuals have all of the luck. [MakerMan] writes in to gloat inform us a few latest journey to the junkyard the place he scored a rather serious looking laser cutter. This is not any desktop-sized Ok40 we’re speaking about right here; it weighs in at slightly below 800 kilos (350 Kg), and took a […]

Laser-Cut Mecanum Wheel for the Budget Roboticist

Laser-Cut Mecanum Wheel for the Budget Roboticist

For the budding roboticist, omniwheels may be the following step in design patterns out of your on a regular basis “getting-started” robotic kits. These wheels include tiny rollers that sit on the perimeter of the wheel and allow the wheel to freely slide laterally. With unbiased motor management of every wheel, a platform can freely […]

Emboss Your own Seals with a Laser Cutter

Emboss Your personal Seals with a Laser Cutter

Parchment could be a factor of the previous, however for these of us who nonetheless use paper an embossed seal may give all the pieces out of your official paperwork to your love letters a daring new feeling of authenticity. As far as getting your personal seals made, loads of of us will accept having […]

The End of the Candy Rainbow

The End of the Candy Rainbow

About a decade in the past [Windell Oskay] and [Lenore Edman] spun out of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories to work on CandyFab, a reasonable 3D printer utilizing sugar as its medium. Wondering what occurred to CandyFab? It’s been practically that lengthy since we final wrote about their work and Maker expertise has moved on. 3D printers run the […]

US Military Developing Laser Plasma Speakers

US Military Developing Laser Plasma Speakers

It in all probability gained’t shock you to know that the US navy could be very all in favour of utilizing lasers as weapons. Directed vitality weapons corresponding to lasers have many benefits over extra conventional kinetic weaponry, not least of which the truth that you don’t must cart round ammunition for them. But considerably […]

Lasers, Mirrors, and Sensors Combine in an Optical Bench Game

Lasers, Mirrors, and Sensors Combine in an Optical Bench Game

Who would have thought you can make a recreation out of an optical bench? [Chris Mitchell] did, and whereas we have been skeptical at first, his laser Light Bender game has some potential. Just watch your eyes. The premise is easy: direct the beam of a coloured laser to the proper goal earlier than time runs out. [Chris] […]