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Building A Laser Spirograph

Posted April 29, 2011 by Chris

This article details out the process for making a laser spirograph using a PIC micro. Laser Spirographs require precise control and can make some pretty wicked images, but they are pretty complex to build. The 8-part article gives you all the hardware schematics, software and information needed to build your own.

Mechanically Scanned Laser Display

Posted March 25, 2011 by Chris

Here is a pretty sweet project that uses a laser diode with a mirror reflector to create a dynamic image or text display. The engineering behind this one is more complex than your average hobbyist project but the write-up has all the details for building your own.

Laser Death-Ray

Posted December 31, 2010 by Chris

This project write-up shows you how to use a modified dvd laser to make your own laser death ray. This isn’t some puny laser either, it can burn through paper and etch away at materials. Take a look at the project to see the build instructions and action vid.

DIY Jesus Toast

Posted December 30, 2010 by Chris

We have all read the news stories about people seeing jesus and other saints faces on bread, danishes and on water damaged walls, now learn how to make your own! Using a laser engraver you can draw practically anything on your toast, so why not jesus? Read the project write-up to learn how.

Laser Light Box

Posted December 22, 2010 by Chris

This project shows you how to build your very own laser light box. The build is unexpectedly easy, requiring cheap off the shelf parts and some tinkering. The write-up has page by page instructions showing you how to build it.

Long Range Laser Spy System

Posted November 20, 2010 by Chris

This project uses a standard laser and a photo resistor to capture audio waves through a reflected laser beam. Although it sounds complex, the build process is actually very easy with all the parts being off the shelf. The project write-up has 18 pages jam packed with information on how to make your own.

Laser POV Projector

Posted November 2, 2008 by Chris

POV’s have become quite popular recently and they have hit the DIY crowd just as hard. Most of the DIY POV’s are made with standard lasers you can buy anywhere. This detailed project write-up is devoted to explaining how to make your own DIY POV.

Simple Laser Communicator

Posted August 18, 2008 by Chris

This is one of the cooler quick & easy DIY tricks. You take a photoresistor hooked up to an audio input jack and point a modified LED & stereo at it and music plays! The project write-up for this is as detailed you need & has some great pictures so there’s no questions left. Check out this cool project.

The Ultimate Home Laser Show

Posted July 22, 2008 by Chris

This is a really cool project that can be done on the cheap. The laser show is done with a standard laser module and a few other off the shelf parts. Check out the videos of it in action & the step by step assembly guide.


Posted July 1, 2008 by Chris

This project is as intuitive as it is easy to build. Need some disco lazers? No problem! Just strap them onto some old blown speakers and watch the light show (there’s a little more to it than that).