2015-07-05 (Su) Automated Aerator and Laser Show for Domestic House Pets

Part of the purpose of this project is to build a laser projector capable of displaying images at a long distance. Making the moving mirror array is an important step to learning how to properly make a fast moving mirror capable of displaying recognizable images.

Convex mirrors were purchased from the automotive section of a store. Convexity on the mirrors may not be severe enough so a different reflective item, such as a polished ball bearing, may be necessary. Presumably a more convex surface would create a more distorted path for the laser but in the case of a cat toy this would be acceptable.

A design was sketched which should allow for the laser module to be mounted easily while pointing at the moving mirror array then bounce off the convex mirror and exit the assembly. Bolt at the ends of the design will allow the assembly to be angle until the proper alignment is found.

Sketch of design

To Do:
  • Design structure
  • Buy convex mirror
  • Build structure 
  • Write instructions
    • Make a linkable parts list
    • Draw schematic 

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

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Completed projects from year 1.
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