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March 3, 2010

Portable Full Colour Laser

at 4:21 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Carl has built some lasers that have been featured here in the past. Well he has sent in his latest creation. It is a small metal box filled with a microcontroller driven array of lasers!

Thanks Carl.

My latest work using three lasers (red, green, blu-ray) combined with optics from a HD DVD drive mounted in something called an white fusion kit. I designed a driver circuit to control the lasers with PWM from a PIC to make millions of colours and it has lot of built-in effects.


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8 Responses to “Portable Full Colour Laser”

  1. John Says:

    This is a pretty amazing hack.

  2. David Says:

    You see him lighting a match with the laser.. And then he is filming straight into the beam.

    It’s a nice toy, but how dangerous are the rays?

  3. mikheil Says:

    awesome but i hoe you are wearing safety glasses.

  4. NatureTM Says:

    An RGB laser is definately on my post-lottery-winning to-buy/build list.

  5. XBMC^N Says:

    Pretty freaking unsafe, unless the guy’s wearing a blindfold or welding helmet. As I understand it, laser safety glasses generally are designed to block a narrow frequency of light, which means that you’d need to wear three pairs (one for each color) to look at this one safely.

    Still cool though.

  6. Carl Says:

    No, I didn’t use laser safety glasses for reasons posted above… But I used the next best thing: my camera. The beam is very hazardous, about 450mW.

  7. Joe Rafferty Says:

    Thats fantastic. Some big rays there tho. 450mW is high frequency eh. Good work!

  8. Super High Power LED - PT54 Phlatlight - Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog Says:

    […] How much current does this put out you ask, a whopping 8 plus amps! Yes, this is the same Carl who normally works with lasers, seems like he is branching off into LEDs […]

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