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    Default Automated laser rig

    Hi, I made this a while back but never made a video of the mechanics of it. The laser is 5mw 405nm laser projecting through two mirrors that are mounted on the motors at a slight angle which produces the unique patterns. I made an XY rig to move around the laser and mirrors. The user can choose different patterns by turning knob. The glass has a glow film on it to absorb the light.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkl3piNA5Rq

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    That's pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.

    Can the user control the X/Y position (like an etch-a-sketch), or is that part automated? And how deep is the entire case? (I'm assuming that the laser, moving mirrors, and X/Y rig are all mounted behind the glass, correct?)

    Also, where did you get the glow film that you applied to the glass, if you don't mind sharing?

    There has been a couple other glow-in-the-dark projects posted here recently, and I have to say that they've all been really fun to look at. I'm starting to think that there may be another project in the works for me this winter!

    Adam

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    Thanks.. the film came from a manufacturer in China. I bought it four years ago, don't recall who it was. Yes, I made another version with two knobs where the user can control XY

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