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Thread: Scanner box, builders block

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    Default Scanner Build Help

    i need help.. im stuck..

    i have a:
    ScanPro20
    150mW Lab 532nm
    260mW home made 650nm
    100+mW home made 405nm
    Audio Dac (sound card and amp)
    various mirrors
    2x 2 post alignment mounts
    2x 12"x12" 1/4 aluminum plates


    dont worry bout the powers of each laser, they are all analog modulated.

    The thing i need help with is building the box to put them all in.. im not sure where to start. i have builders block and its killing me..

    PLEASE HELP !!

    Pics, ideas, encouragement, late night phone calls, ANYTHING ! ! !

    btw i know i seem new, but many of you know me from LPF, i just shot over here since its more "show" oriented
    Last edited by keeperx; 09-24-2008 at 08:18. Reason: title change

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    Hi,
    I am building my first RGB - am using an old PC desktop case. Progress so far can be seen under "First RGB" in Lasers, scanners ......
    There are a couple of other ongoing projects in thay section too.
    Are you planning on combing that 405 with the other two?
    How will you do it?
    All the best, David

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    Yes i plan to combine.. i will be using the laser-wave dichros, as they have been shown pretty effective. Eventually i will get a true 405nm dichro when the become more common

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    Will be interesting to see that
    Where are you? There is nothing in your profile.
    I am using Laserwave dichro's and mounts too.
    All the best, David

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    yeah im newish here.. was hanging out at LPF..

    Im in maryland..
    Last edited by keeperx; 09-19-2008 at 11:19.

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    Lay it all out on some plywood or something first. Once you get it sorted take measurements and go from there.

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    maybe ill lay it out on the plates tonight and take pics and see what im missing...

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    Check out the gallery - a lot of folks have posted "work in progress" photos over there!

    Also, with the plate sizes you have (1/4" thick) , be sure to reinforce the one that will be used to actually mount the lasers and optics - a "frame" mounted to the bottom of the plate, cut from square aluminum tubing available at Lowe's, Home Depot, etc., will go a long way towards insuring a nice, stiff platform for the expensive parts of your projector!

    Good luck - and post pictures!!
    RR

    Metrologic HeNe 3.3mw Modulated laser, 2 Radio Shack motors, and a broken mirror.
    1979.
    Sweet.....

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    think i need that.. the aluminum is very sturdy
    and where is the gallery..
    Last edited by keeperx; 09-19-2008 at 11:56.

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    heres the gallery..
    http://www.photonlexicon.com/gallery/v/users/

    and please post pictures....

    what driver are you using for the red and 405nm?
    -Josh

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