Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Scotch Tape Spirograph!

Hey guys,
I was getting sorta bored over March Break so I decided to build a laser Spirograph. I had most of the parts so it took me about 3 hours to build and tweak. I finally got a chance to use my box of pots to control the speed of the three fans. The laser is from a 2 dollar laser pointer from Active surplus, so its pretty crappy, after 2-3 minutes of use it starts to lose intensity until you can barley see it, not sure why it does this. I plan on replacing the laser at some point. Once I'm back in school I plan on building a nice little enclosure for it out of wood and acrylic. I will make a video as soon as I get a better laser.