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Posted (edited) · "Laser Sky" special effect using Ultimaker and Arduino

I used my Ultimaker to make a laser effect called "Laser Sky."  The heart of the mechanism is a spinning multi-sided mirror.  People often take apart laser printers to get such a mirror, but I was able to get pretty good results printing one from scratch.

Please enjoy a process video which includes concept, printing, wiring, programming, and assembly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=https://youtu.be/vYmv8dOtOBA

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Posted · "Laser Sky" special effect using Ultimaker and Arduino

Looks pretty cool, I'll make sure to share it with the team :)

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Posted · "Laser Sky" special effect using Ultimaker and Arduino

Thanks Titus and Sanderv! Excited to hear some team members might see it.

I picked Ultimaker because making videos takes so much time I didn't want to have to fiddle with the printer. So far I've been really happy with it!

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Posted · "Laser Sky" special effect using Ultimaker and Arduino

Thank you very much for such a detailed tutorial! Really good stuff!

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Posted · "Laser Sky" special effect using Ultimaker and Arduino

Not only cool, but very well laid out and pedagogic without becoming boring.

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Posted · "Laser Sky" special effect using Ultimaker and Arduino

Not only cool, but very well laid out and pedagogic without becoming boring.

 

I agree. Very well done on all aspects. I'm actually going to use this as a way to get my electronics and programming skills jump started (never programmed Arduino, only games and that is not the same thing as I have to learn about boards and such) Great education all the way around and I can see ways that this will provide jumping off points.
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