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    Default Hey - A Brief Introduction

    Privacy Edit. There is a 15 word limit on posts and that seems very long!
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    Default wellcome

    wellcome to the forum alex
    why is building an x,y scanner out of your league ?

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    Default simple

    well it way easier than robotics ,been there got the tee shirt
    it only as complex as you make it, x,y scan set ,easy, buy it mount it wire it up
    lasers buy them mount them wire them up, get some dichros filters have loads of fun getting beams to line up,done get dac and software ,then have a crap load of fun

    warning its a money pit hobby

    it can get complex if you want to get into building your own multi diode setups.
    but for starters you could get a cheap scan set ant use one of your pointers
    for a laser, get a cheap dac like norm's frame streamer 2 dac with his software
    job done

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    Default scanners

    scanners just use a +-24v power supply and use a +- 5v analog singnal from a dac to steer the laser (best to get a set that can scan at 30kps)
    the dac is the interface from a computer and the software,that will display
    ilda frames or animations, as for norm he is the creator of a cheap dac with free software read more here http://www.ctrnd.com/NormLaserShow/LatestNews.htm
    also there is other free software that can run on his dac
    wiring up a laser projector is going to be easy for you after robots
    there is a lot of info tucked away in this forum,just do a search,
    and if you dont find it just ask and you will get loads of help
    that how i started out, also google sam's faq ,loads of info there too

    just ask and consider it answered, very helpfull this lot

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