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Thread: First laser show project

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    Default First laser show project

    I've been getting more interested in laser shows and would like to buy or build a small show. I've glued mirrors to electromagnetic motors to get some cool tunnels and such but I'm looking for a little bit more control. I've got a price range of a ~$100-200. I've been thinking about getting this kit http://cgi.ebay.com/Laser-SHOW-DJ-Ba...QQcmdZViewItem What do you guys think?

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    Its a rip off! Really. He didnt make the software, Tom Stock did.

    Heres the software: http://www.photonlexicon.com/hostedc.../lissajous.exe

    And as far as the galvos hes offering they are probably $5 stepper motors like these which are available damn near everywhere: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Laser-Galvo-Sc...QQcmdZViewItem for example.

    We like saving money around here.

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    Thanks spec. I'm concerned about buying the proper controller. Any suggestions for controling the galvos on ebay?

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    He really doesnt have any information on the steppers. as such: i have no idea how to drive them.

    Find a pair of 12v steppers. Then it will almost be a direct "plug and play" to a stereo amp.

    I'll send the guy a message and see what he has to say.

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    They are actually little vibrating motors from old telephone ringers. They will drive with any home audio amp, and they must be driven AC. You can do about 6K-8K with these, but for the price they are a rip. I would go with a nicer set, if you really want to get into it. Like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/Laser-Light-Show...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayDC
    They are actually little vibrating motors from old telephone ringers. They will drive with any home audio amp, and they must be driven AC. You can do about 6K-8K with these, but for the price they are a rip. I would go with a nicer set, if you really want to get into it. Like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/Laser-Light-Show...QQcmdZViewItem
    Quote Originally Posted by CTR
    I've got a price range of a ~$100-200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR
    I like those a hell of a lot better than the steppers from earlier. GSI was the only game in town for a while.

    If your willing to up your price range to $300-400 USD then im almost certain I could find you some chinese 10-15K closed loop scanners with everything but the DAC.

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    Ok, I set up a free website with some pictures. Here it is http://www.geocities.com/superctr2/C...?1133584647337

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