RGB laser

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Last month we had the pleasure of bringing you [FireMyLaser's] green laser spirograph. Just green is great for a while, but why not add red and blue for a full spectrum of color! [c4r0] steps in at this point to bring us his red green blue laser. He dug around inside Blu-ray players and DVD drives until he had a collection of lasers, refractors, and other filters that fit his needs. With some careful toothpick alignment and glue, his setup was complete.

But then he went further by modified his galvo scanner to accept the RGB laser; requiring a custom circuit board and new software, both available on his site. The original is in Polish, but Google does a decent translation. Check after the jump for a video.

Last month we had the pleasure of bringing you [FireMyLaser's] green laser spirograph. Just green is great for a while, but why not add red and blue for a full spectrum of color! [c4r0] steps in this point to bring us his red green blue laser. He dug around inside Blu-ray players and DVD drives until he had a collection of lasers, retractors, and other filters that fit his needs. With some careful toothpick alignment and glue, his setup was complete.

But then he went further by modified his galvo scanner to accept the RGB laser; requiring a custom circuit board and new software, both available on his site. The original is in Polish, but Google does a decent translation.

Comments

  1. M4CGYV3R says:

    That’s pretty neat. Seems like a lot of work to save not much money.

    How do you say “Translated articles suck” in Polish?

  2. lithium says:

    at home Pink Floyd laser light shows here I come!

  3. peter says:

    did you realise that there is an english flag on the right side of c4r0’s homepage and no google translation is necessary?

  4. MinnoW says:

    If i saw that at the dance party i just paised a hefty price to go to. I would have been happy to have just seen that. Market it in a small counrty like New Zealand to gain ground. It will take off.

  5. Mr. Q says:

    M4CGYV3R:
    “Automatyczny tłumacz ssie”. You can add “pałkę” at the end to make it more visual ;]

    peter:
    and if you would actually click on that flag you would see “here’s no English translation of this article yet. Click HERE to see the Polish version translated to English by Google.” :D

  6. c4r0 says:

    My project is on hackaday, my project is on hackaday!!! ^^ AWSOME :D

    ~peter
    There’s an english flag indeed, but click it when viewing RGB laser article and see what happens ;)

  7. Ben says:

    This is amazing. I want one. :-)

  8. kulig says:

    Łysy w internecie :D jestes sławny :D gratulacje C4R0 is the best you know

    PS POZDRAWIAM POLSKIE SIATKARKI, w szczegolnosci PANIA SKOWROŃSKĄ.

  9. Polaczek says:

    If you want a legit translation it’s like this:

    Przetłumaczone artykuły są hujowe.

    Cool shit though

  10. Gripen40k says:

    Holy crap, you know, if you wanted to go really nuts you could make your scanner a bit more precise and create your own laser raster scanner (ie. a scanning lazer TV). That would be really really awesome, but I think the technical challenges might be too great.

    Well done though.

  11. Inuyasha10121 says:

    Dude, now all we have to add is a tractor beam, and we can finally have a real “ROYAL RAINBOW”

  12. Ryan says:

    @gripen40k

    hack a DMD from a DLP projector in there!! that’s how to make the raster scanner… just forgo the colour wheel and pulse the lasers to make RGB :) i think that’s what those laservue TV guys did, and how i think the projectors coca-cola uses work

  13. TheFish says:

    put some PWM ‘Pulse Width Modulation’ in there to give you an even wider range of colors.

  14. justDIY says:

    awesome looking eye candy project – thanks for sharing it!

  15. Gripen40k says:

    Hey you might be right about the DLP projector thing, that would probably work! That would make this project super expensive though, projectors are still pretty pricey.

  16. paul says:

    looks beautiful, but how would you protect your eyes from it?

  17. captain says:

    star wars holograms?

  18. jimmys says:

    c4r0-

    Beautiful! Added points for the wood/metal project box.

  19. ben says:

    so how far away is it from being able to project movies?

  20. arrangemonk says:

    needs a polygon mirror to create lines then color tv is only a matter of y

  21. c4r0 says:

    I translated this stuff to English already:
    http://c4r0.skrzynka.org/_hv/index.php?page=lasers/RGB&lang=1

  22. boji says:

    Proximity sensors can have a high reliability and long functional life because of the absence of mechanical parts and lack of physical contact between sensor and the sensed object.接近开关.

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