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    Default My toy rebuilt (don't try this at home)

    Do you remember my first projector published here?
    http://www.photonlexicon.com/forums/...ghlight=action

    Last week I was preparing it for a party and I was retuning the galvos.

    I had the bad idea to check the temperature of the hibrid circuit on the galvo board and "zap" I blown of the Y output (I still wonder how )

    With a 72 hours deadline I've decided to dismantle all and squeeze in it some of the parts that I intend to place into my next RGB adventure.

    I guess this is the most compact 45k Laserworld set ever built

    Specs:
    150 mw 573nm analog from Lasershowparts
    45k Laserworld galvos
    Pangolin Flashback 3 with DMX daughterbord



    Unfortunately the 5V supply couldnt fit in the box (the duct tape cover the hole for the previous DMX display



    A look inside:


    Because I will recycle all in another design, I could not shorten any wire of the galvo kit.






    Can you spot the Flashback 3?



    I also filed (horribly ) the original holes of the potentiometers to create a slot to access the board



    I also had to remove one of the galvo plugs cover, (replaced with shrinking rubber) otherwise the box couldn't close





    Sizes are 380 mm x 160 x 100 (L W H)

    A little test after retuning (30k at 8) Thanks Buffo for the tutorial



    The party was a great success:


    And Fb3 did a great job (logo of the car fanclub projected on a window):

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    Nice

    It's amazing what you can do when you're under a bit of pressure

    Jem
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    Great job in a short time!
    It may be most compact laserworld 45k but I may have more compactness in my laser
    measuring 430x140x160 it has 100mW 473nm, 80mW 532nm, 350mw 650nm all with analogue control cambridge ct6800s and a DMX controlled pan and tilt head no fb3 built in though....
    see pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem View Post
    Nice

    It's amazing what you can do when you're under a bit of pressure

    Jem
    Thank You,
    actually in my case I was under 20 Bar pressure

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanwax View Post
    Great job in a short time!
    It may be most compact laserworld 45k but I may have more compactness in my laser
    measuring 430x140x160 it has 100mW 473nm, 80mW 532nm, 350mw 650nm all with analogue control cambridge ct6800s and a DMX controlled pan and tilt head no fb3 built in though....
    see pic

    Rob
    WOW, it's a shame that there are no clapping icons available here.
    (Plus can I compare even by far 45k Laserworld and CT6800s?)

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    Hey I tell you though, that took me many years of development through green and RGY then on to rgb so compared by time you win hands down!

    Rob
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    Looks like you have some nice beam quality there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alsone View Post
    Looks like you have some nice beam quality there.
    Thank You, I'm quite happy with the results:


    Now must learn how to build a good show, then I could place more colors into my life (R an B are just waiting the dichros to jump on stage ).
    Anyway, I must thank everybody here. Without this forum I will probably still spin a couple of dc motors, drawing a Lissajus curve on the wall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitopito View Post
    Without this forum I will probably still spin a couple of dc motors, drawing a Lissajus curve on the wall.
    Many of us started out that way - and I still look back on the spinning motor days very fondly - they were exciting times of discovery

    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanwax View Post
    Many of us started out that way - and I still look back on the spinning motor days very fondly - they were exciting times of discovery

    Rob
    You are so right!
    Today I was looking at my new 473nm when suddenly I got a flasback about my first HeNe surplus, and how I was thrilled to have my own photons shining in the dark....

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