The MicroSlice V1 | a Tiny Arduino Laser Cutter

A few years ago I saw an Instructable where Groover had used a pair of DVD-RW drives to make a pocket laser engraver. Inspired by the idea, driven by the recent purchase of a full-sized 50 watt CO2 laser cutter, and roused by the launch of the Microcontroller contest I took the decision to have a crack at making my own mini laser engraver.I have called the project the MicroSlice.What are the features of the ...

Read more

Smartphone Controlled Cat Laser

https://youtu.be/Q05TAoPIHtQ I've been wanting to start exploring the world of microcontrollers and programming for some time now, so I came up with this simple project which uses an app called "Blynk" to allow you to wirelessly control an Arduino board through your wifi. Now obviously the end result isn't the most practical device you'll ever build, but this was a great way for me to learn the fundamentals ...

Read more

A LASER TREATMENT TO IMPROVE PAPER ELECTRONICS

NanoEngineers” research group at Iowa University have been devoting efforts to use graphene and its amazing properties in their sensors and other technologies. Graphene has many extraordinary properties. It is about 100 times stronger than the strongest steel. It conducts heat and electricity efficiently and is nearly transparent. Inspired by some recent projects about using inkjet printers to print multi-l ...

Read more

Scanning Laser Microscope With Arduino

I'd like to share my latest project, a scanning laser microscope with you. Some words concerning the principle: The pinciple is quite simple. The laser beam is focused on the object and the reflective light is being measured with a photodiode (in my case a BPW34). To focus right the current through the focusing coil is varied. The position of the object is changed by two Speakers, which are driven with diff ...

Read more

Arduino Laser Harp

A couple of weeks ago I presented my culmination project, framed laser harp, at New York City College of Technology. Work on it was so interesting for me, that I decided to share it here. I am an Arduino amateur and don't have any professional experience in electrical engineering or programming. Neither am I a musician. Probably that's why I had so much fun: when you are moving blindly, you can't see the gr ...

Read more

MINIMALIST WORD CLOCK DOES THINGS NEATLY

Word clocks are a cool way to tell the time. While they could have probably been built back in the 1960s with a bunch of relays and bulbs, they really only came into their own in the LED-everything era. [Vatsal Agarwal] built one of his own, showcasing his maker credentials. It’s a build that relies on good woodworking practices from the ground up. Maple wood is used for the frame, cut and prepared on a mit ...

Read more

A LASER CUT GINGERBREAD CATHEDRAL

One of the more disappointing news stories of 2019 was the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral. Widely considered a building of great historical importance and architectural merit, it was heavily damaged and will take significant time and resources to repair. Fundamentally though, if you’re reading this, that’s probably someone else’s job. Instead, why not just build your own Notre Dame out of gingerbread at h ...

Read more

Interfacing a Laser LED with Arduino

This project turns on and turns off a laser LED after every second. It can also monitor its own supply voltage level. The circuit can be extended for use as an audio-visual alarm system for security applications. Keyes KY-008 laser transmitter module is available at www.ebay.com. But there is a lot of confusion regarding this particular module; it is impossible to find its datasheet or any kind of related d ...

Read more

Interfacing a Laser LED with Arduino

This project turns on and turns off a laser LED after every second. It can also monitor its own supply voltage level. The circuit can be extended for use as an audio-visual alarm system for security applications. Keyes KY-008 laser transmitter module is available at www.ebay.com. But there is a lot of confusion regarding this particular module; it is impossible to find its datasheet or any kind of related d ...

Read more

DIY Arduino mini laser engraver from a DVD player

The YouTube channel DIY Builder has published and created a DIY Arduino laser engraver which is powered by an Arduino Nano development board and is fitted with a 200-250mW 650nm Laser Module. Check out the video below to learn more about the DIY Arduino laser engraver constructed using the innards from an old PC DVD player. A full list of all components has been provided enabling you to get everything ready ...

Read more

Graphene Patterned at Room Temp

LAKE WALES Fla.—Graphene is easily grown with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on copper foil, but a simple way of etching out the necessary circuit patterns and transferring them to a non-metallic substrate has eluded engineers. Now researchers at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) claim to have a one-step room temperature process for quickly patterning and transferring graphene circuits to flexi ...

Read more

Auto Leveling Laser Cross using Arduino

So this Lazy Old Geek purchased a Laser Cross. I created a manual leveling Laser Cross to use for aligning stuff on my drill press: http://www.instructables.com/id/ManualLevelingLaserCross/ Well, being a Geek I decided to make an automated platform that adjusts automatically with an Arduino. Well, the picture may look a little scary but I’ll break it down into little bitty parts. Step 1: Parts Lists Parts L ...

Read more
Scroll to top