Hacked Gadgets Forum

April 1, 2006

Speaker Laser Light Show

at 2:49 am. Filed under DIY Hacks

Interesting idea. I might give this a try with a set of old speakers I have laying around. I think I would use a more powerful laser though so that it is a bit brighter.

“Bryan was telling us over dinner how in school his science teacher setup a laser light show. Bryan has a laser level, so we decided to do it. The concept is so simple. Basically, the idea to put a mirror on a large speaker and bounce a laser off the mirror onto a wall. Playing music through the speaker causes the mirror to bounce around.”

“Materials: laser (you can get a laser pointer at Radio Shack or an office store for $10 or $20; Bryan happened to have a laser level), a very small mirror (we pried a small mirror out of a makeup thing, see the picture), good stereo with good speakers), plus tape and books and stuff to act as shims. Bryan aims and aligns the laser level, using high tech shims like a book and a mini-stapler.”