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38mm x 38mm Laser Engraver Build Using CD-RW on ATmega328p

Posted October 24, 2015 by Chris

"To build this tool I’ve used two old CD-ROM writer that lays around in my garage. The X/Y positioning system it is build using the CD-ROM motor assembly. For the engraving laser i use the CD-ROM writer laser. With this hardware the engraving area are will be almost 38mm x 38mm."

300mW DIY Laser Cutter

Posted November 8, 2014 by Chris

"I built this laser cutter after being inspired by [a project I saw] and the design is almost identical, there for I will not go into details about my build but will instead focus on what you can do with it."

Laser Engraver build using CD-ROM/Writer

Posted September 5, 2014 by Chris

"To build this tool I’ve used two old CD-ROM writer that lays around in my garage. The X/Y positioning system it is build using the CD-ROM motor assembly. For the engraving laser I use the CD-ROM writer laser. With this hardware the engraving area are will be almost 38mm x 38mm."

Zedomax – Make a LED Christmas Tree!

Posted December 24, 2013 by Chris

"In this special Christmas edition of Zedomax DIY122, we will show you how to make the geekiest Christmas Tree in the world using LEDs, bathroom pipes, and an embedded cubloc module."

RGB Laser Projector v2

Posted May 5, 2013 by Chris

“Here you will find some info and see some pictures of the second RGB laser projector I built….also see how others have modified their Laser Projectors.”

Laser Cut Wooden Cell Phone

Posted August 12, 2012 by Chris

“An exploration into the possibilities for individual construction and customization of the most ubiquitous of electronic devices, the cellphone. By creating and sharing open-source designs for the phone’s circuit board and case, we hope to encourage a proliferation of personalized and diverse mobile phones.”

Make A Burning Laser The Right Way

Posted April 15, 2012 by Chris

“In this blog I will teach you step by step how to build your very own burning laser. Unlike other popular ways of building your own burning laser I will show you how to do it properly to ensure a long and healthy life for your new laser.”

uClinux Laser Light Show Controller

Posted March 21, 2012 by Chris

“I first conceived the idea of using Linux (uClinux) as a lasershow controller at University in 1998 while we were playing around with a Motorola 68332 in our final-year microcontroller course. Linux had just been ported to the 68332 and 68328 and by that time, having been using Linux for a few years, I saw the potential for Linux as a lasershow controller. I then purchased a SnapGear eLIA MCF5307 board in 2000 and have since been working on the idea in my spare time.”

The Time Fountain – Watch It Fly By

Posted July 3, 2011 by Chris

The Time Fountain is an attempt at high speed trickery to make it look like time is flowing backwards through flashing light at water drops with LEDs. The article explains the process of how the time fountain was built, with a detailed parts list and progressive pictures. If you want to amaze your friends at your time controlling powers with electronics, build one of these!

MilesTag DIY Laser Tag System

Posted May 13, 2011 by Chris

If you’re looking to have some fun, building your own laser tag system is a great project to get started on. The parts are easily obtained and this article’s website is devoted to showing you how to build these things DIY style.