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Laser Light Show


#1

Just bought one of these (As they are only around £18 and I hadn’t bought a gadget in a while)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Proxima-Direct®-Projector-Spotlight-Equipment/dp/B0063M0URW

I was wondering how easy would it be to make a Gadgeteer version which you can adjust the programming to make it do different things :wink:

Looks towards Justin, the resident lighting expert :wink:


#2

That’s neat. Especially at that price. I wonder if it’s actually doing more than jjust rotating some lenses/prisms, though. Do you think it’s actually drawing shapes using code? If it’s just rotating lenses then it would be rather pointless as a Gadgeteer module.


#3

I expect it is prism etc, but attach mirrors etc to some fast controllable motors :wink:

I’m reluctant to take it apart just yet, but The urge is growing ;-).


#4

Some of the more advanced theatre lights (robospots, etc) use computer-controlled mirrors, along with changeable templates (gobos) and colored filters to create awesome lighting effects. Any or all of those could be put under the control of a Gadgeteer board. Just because it’s “only” lenses, etc doesn’t mean it can’t be fun and worthwhile. :slight_smile:


#5

Certainly. But, creating new lenses is probably beyond most of us. So, I’m not sure it would make a good module. Adding a Cerb to that box and taking over the controls so you can add your own spin to it definitely sounds like fun, though.


#6

ohhhh some of the new “LSD” lights


#7

It looks like you get what you pay for. The Green Laser seems to have died over the weekend. (It got dimmer over time and then eventually stopped working altogether.