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    I just finished putting together this laser and control box and wanted to show it of really I'ts the first build I have done(apart from a kit 20 years back) and I think it went OK.
    The box has just the right amount of buttons, switches and knobs to make it manly.

    Please fell free to point out faults etc. I'm always open to some constructive input. The laser is a Coherent 315m to be used for holography hence no fan. The box allows the shutter to be turned on, off, pulsed and a timed delay before a timed pulse for exposure or a timed pulse when you push the button on the side.

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    Fantastic work Grayham

    Might be worth wiring a little jack socket in there somewhere so that you can easily wire a shutter extension cable and activation button outside the room if necessary.
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    Thanks Jem

    That sounds like the voice of experience. I have a delay on the unit but the relays kick quite hard so I can definitely see it outside the room.
    Good idea!

    Thank you.
    Grayham

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    Fantastic work Grayham

    Might be worth wiring a little jack socket in there somewhere so that you can easily wire a shutter extension cable and activation button outside the room if necessary.

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    i dig those yummy big knobs. nice job, and i'm looking forward to seeing your holograms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grayham View Post
    Hello

    I just finished putting together this laser and control box and wanted to show it of really I'ts the first build I have done(apart from a kit 20 years back) and I think it went OK.
    The box has just the right amount of buttons, switches and knobs to make it manly.

    Please fell free to point out faults etc. I'm always open to some constructive input. The laser is a Coherent 315m to be used for holography hence no fan. The box allows the shutter to be turned on, off, pulsed and a timed delay before a timed pulse for exposure or a timed pulse when you push the button on the side.

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    Graham

    Your setup looks great (I do think your controller needs some led's for that "Manley" look though)
    Please post your results when you start making holograms with this laser.
    Cheers
    Brian

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