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by echo_anomie on November 22, 2007 Table of Contents intro: Laser Image Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 1: Materials and Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 2: Create the Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 3: Laser and lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 4: The Other End . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 5: Slide Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . step 6: Spread the Dot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4 5 6 7 7 8

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This is probably overkill. 7. 3. In a dark alley. we need to extend the length of the beam enough to enlarge the dot.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . Note that colour slides are more dense. I used these for precise alignment. 5.maybe for a petri dish to project living organisms enlarged. concave lens for spreading the beam. Image Notes 1. For the slides I'm using overhead transparency film for maximum brightness. and may get you arrested under suspicion for acts of terrorism :) http://www. Always wear safety glasses and never point at people. A 12v cheapo inverter would be smaller and quite sufficient for running this laser. In order to spread the beam enough to cover the slide. and doesn't require focusing . 4. 100mw green laser 2. Large enough to cover and re-collate the image. more for the sake of keeping my short attention span on track for long enough to actually get this finished! Let me know if I've missed some detail and I'll correct it. Laser power regulator. Another concave lens can be used. Image Notes 1. Mirror 1. Other laser module may not require the use of an inverter. For instance. the projector works quite well. Probably overkill. but mirrors are cheaper. 24v inverter. this a 'spare' slot . 8. The fence at the end is roughly 30m away. Dinkle rails and rail mounts. The laser permits images to be cast great distances. Mirror 2.instructables. 9.intro: Laser Image Projector This is basic instructions on how to build a portable image projector that uses a green laser instead of normal light. This particular design is simple in order. animals. Slide holder and silde. Culminating lens. but uses so little power an inverter is fine. For more photos see flickr page Warning: Even a low power laser can cause permanent eye damage. or police helicopters! Image Notes 1. and for modularity. 24v nimh pack for the inverter. hence the mirrors bounce it around until it is large enough.it's always in focus. 6. Uses mains power. and will not be as bright.

com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ .instructables. Polymorph pellets http://www.Image Notes 1.

com. with thermal paste underneath to help with heat dissipation. Laser. available from electronic shops.au/ Image Notes 1.Image Notes 1. You can get these from old disposable cameras which camera shops will throw out by the dozens. Materials Required: Green laser module 10mW+ 1 solid length of wood (~90cm) polymorph pellets (or a willingness to create lens holders from wood. This guide shows the set-up for slides made from overhead transparencies. plastic.altronics. This one was from http://www. pressed against a heat-sink.com.instructables. perspex or pcb 72mm with for Dinkle mounts. Dinkle rail. Hardware for attaching rail to wood (bolts or screws. with 72mm rail modules (x4). etc) concave and convex lens. I will use the Dinkle rails and polymorph pellets. step 1: Materials and Tools This method describes absolute basics using lesser quality optics and low power green laser. depending on method).altronics. and the mounting feet (x8). Image Notes 1. but this one works for me). Tools required: http://www.au/ (note.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . Green laser module. Got wood? 2. Optional Materials: Dinkle rails. available from http://www. you may find a better way of mounting the parts.

Dinkle rail.being able to swap different lasers. rule a straight line up the centre of the plank. lens. For alignment of the laser is often difficult . Polymorph pellets step 2: Create the Base In this method. Stiffness is essential. If using rail.com. Got wood? 2. They also allow a great degree of modularity . available from electronic shops. and 1cm thick. You pretty much mount it on any long piece of stiff material. You may need to cut the rail in order to fit it on the plank. I'm using a long plank of wood about 90cm long. create a centre line very accurately! Any holes drilled must also be very much in line. and mount the rail dead centre.instructables. Image Notes 1.altronics. This one was from http://www.au/ Image Notes 1. 15cm wide.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . Image Notes 1. If not using a rail. Green laser module. Note: the length will determine how much you can distance the first lens from the slide to allow the 'dot' to expand enough to cover the slide area. etc in and out quickly.unnecessary flex will throw the alignment out too easily. http://www.Drill Jigsaw or handsaw Hole making bits for drill (if using wood to create lens holders) NOTE: I will use the Dinkle rails for this instruction simply because they make alignment so much easier.

Find an aluminium heat sink from an old computer. Image Notes 1. I will pull them apart and bridge a wire across the switch so that when-ever a battery is attached.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . and the other squarely above it. Since laser pointers often have a press switch. Use thermal paste around it. http://www.you can easily dislodge other components and destroy the laser module. Green laser module. In this quick and dirty example. you may need a form of heat sink to dissipate the heat. Turn the laser on and use a set square aligned along the centre line. with bolts in each 4 corners. Once you are happy with the alignment. it will stay on. Be careful soldering this while . The bottom piece slots into the mounting block. To mount using the rail. Laser. but remember you may need to reposition it slightly later. use two 72mm perpex/pcbs'.instructables. with thermal paste underneath to help with heat dissipation. This allows the vertical level to be raised up and down accurately. so gluing it down now may cause regret. I'll leave the method of attaching laser to you.step 3: Laser and lens Mounting the Laser Assuming we using a pen type laser pointer we need to mount the laser into a holder which securely hold the laser in position with no movement at all. mark the position with a pencil. Heat is often the death of lasers! Assuming it'll be on for longer than a few minutes. Position the laser (in heat-sink) loosely on the top. Some form of bolting may be better. and drill a hole big enough to fit the pointer into. Ensure the laser is aligned along the line. pressed against a heat-sink. I'm merely pressing the laser into the centre groove with a polymorph blob. and is also exactly parallel with the plank/rail. Best to create this 'scaffold' before attaching any of the components to the top perspex/pcb. Image Notes 1.

an OH image on clear transparency is the best for guerrilla art projections that require maximum illumination. and sticking an empty mount in there. Another type of lens. Very very unrefined :) 4. Of course.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . Image Notes 1. we're almost there! Just two more modules to install. this one is from an old slide projector. Polymorph slide holder. make the scaffold for the slide holder. Use the polymorph to seat the lens . 2. If you want to project a maximum distance. Using the polymorph create a slide holder simply by placing a blob. or an overhead transparency made to size. Why? the denser the film. the less light can pass through. adjusting both laser and focusing lens until the beam goes through the lens and does not diverge in any other direction horizontally or vertically. One method of using perspex and bolts to raise and lower the lens. but using an overhead transparency image instead. and instant slide holder! Next. I like to position the focusing lens that sits at the other end of the rail/plank. Use the same method of mounting the laser. Badly done polymorph! (but it works to keep the lens in place). just experiment with different type of film! As for the laser and lens. step 5: Slide Holder Obviously you need an image to project. 3. Don't move the laser to centre the dot! http://www.instructables. some tweaking of horizontal and vertical positioning of the slide and scaffold is required so that the dot of the laser is precisely centred. Instead of perspex. This lens is an old 8x lupe (for viewing slides). Image Notes 1. Standard 35mm slide mount. Let it set.step 4: The Other End Once the laser is loosely in place. 3. I suggest using a 35mm slide mount with either a colour slide. Once these two are in line. to mount the focusing lens. this one uses two pcb hobby boards and nylon spacers. 2.keep it centred and horizontal! Now line up the laser so it passes dead centre through the lens. remove mount.

2. Once all modules are in alignment . http://www. Set up another 'scaffold' and position the lens so that the beam of the laser passes directly through the centre. Using the rail in the previous picture. The lens is of low quality but should work fine for rough images. The basic shape extrudes inwards and expands the beam.if out of focus. 3. this one uses two pcb hobby boards and nylon spacers. As before set the lens within a 'holder' . If you want to buy some quality glass lens. Image Notes 1.you should see some sort of projection . You can find these lens in old disposable cameras. step 6: Spread the Dot Using a concave lens. Instead of perspex. then a number of reputable laser shops online can supply these. polymorph is squeezed about the lens to make a holder.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . Another type of lens.instructables.using the polymorph or other materials. Very very unrefined :) 4. then move the focusing lens back and forth relative to the slide to get the optimum sharpness. but using an overhead transparency image instead. we expand the beam enough to cover all or most of the 35x24mm area of the slide. Polymorph slide holder. A useful tool for alignment is lining up the main 'reflected' dot that will invariably occur to the centre of the preceding module element. Image Notes 1. Standard 35mm slide mount. this one is from an old slide projector. This concave lens is from the view finder of a disposable plastic camera. This of course means moving the focusing lens too. Adjust the size of the expanded dot by moving the slide holder up and down until you're happy. but brightness does suffer a little bit for each filter the laser has to pass through.Image Notes 1. You can use 2 lens to expand the dot in a shorter distance.

raised via nylon spaces 2. Trimmed and mounted on pcb.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . laser http://www. Woo image! Image Notes 1.instructables.Image Notes 1. Slide Image Notes 1.

Mirror 1. 6. 4. Check out his other videos as well!. 9. 24v inverter. use biological matter between two glass slide and project the microscopic onto hospital buildings. Other laser module may not require the use of an inverter. Probably overkill. Large enough to cover and re-collate the image. Remember lasers = dangerous! Instead of slides. A 12v cheapo inverter would be smaller and quite sufficient for running this laser. 5. Concave/spreader lens 3. Or rip apart a digital photo frame. I used these for precise alignment. For the slides I'm using overhead transparency film for maximum brightness. 24v nimh pack for the inverter. For instance. Uses mains power. This is probably overkill. but I hope its relatively clear.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . Culminating lens. and will not be as bright. but uses so little power an inverter is fine. This link to Starcross42's example demonstrates a technique for creating spiral effects. http://www. Another concave lens can be used. 3. try a more powerful laser (100mW+). 7. but mirrors are cheaper. In order to spread the beam enough to cover the slide. Image Notes 1. we need to extend the length of the beam enough to enlarge the dot. concave lens for spreading the beam. There are so many ways to expand this I'm only going to suggest a few: Use glass lens for a brighter image (pull apart old cameras for these) Once confident. Note that colour slides are more dense. and may get you arrested under suspicion for acts of terrorism :) Image Notes 1. Mirror 2.2. Focusing lens (from old slide projector) step 7: Expanding the Concept I'm sure I've omitted some important detail. Slide holder and slide 4. this a 'spare' slot . Caution: mobile phone screens (or any screen designed to work in sunlight) will not work nearly as well. Dinkle rails and rail mounts. You will need a more powerful laser though to get a brighter image. Use spinning/vibrating mirrors (with small motors) to create a form of scanning that potentially give the illusion of a much brighter image via persistence of vision (quite complex). 8.instructables. 100mw green laser 2. Laser power regulator. and for modularity.maybe for a petri dish to project living organisms enlarged. use small TFT screens (such as those 'digital photo-keychains'). Slide holder and silde. hence the mirrors bounce it around until it is large enough.

2. I found this one on Verge side pick-up / bulk rubbish. 10:24 PM REPLY mackintoshlinessless says: sorry at dealextreme.instructables.com http://www. Related Instructables Advertisements Customized Instructable T-shirts Comments 50 comments Add Comment view all 100 comments Mar 1. Case originally used for photographic equipment. 2009.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ .Image Notes 1. Hole for lens.

mackintoshlinessless says: dude instead of paying 100$ at jaycar buy the exact same one for 25$ australian Mar 1. 1:00 AM REPLY since I am using a 3W laser. 2008. 10:09 AM REPLY where did you find the concave lens to project or widen the laser beam? how far does your case project images(the one with 100mw laser)? And if I want it to project far would I need multiple concave lens. 2008. I noticed you started with a 10mW laser but the finished project was a 100mW laser. 2009. 2009. Its a ttf one.. Any question welcome. I did remove the led backplane. 9:07 PM REPLY Deepflight says: Echo. 2009. 2009. Did the 10mW work. I am using a small picture keychain bought for 20 . 10:23 PM REPLY Bort says: make me one assembly without the laser and i buy it 50 dollars Feb 28. 6:20 PM REPLY trashpiece says: finally someone is following up.. The case laser is there more as an example of alternatives. 2009.. one of the images project is with the 10mw laser.instructables. 2009.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . May 15. 5:41 AM REPLY If you go to step six. 2008. But what kind of eye protection do I even need? http://www. 2008. Very nice. 12:38 PM REPLY mackintoshlinessless says: this looks so cool and i am definately going to make one Feb 12. double concave.! what are you using to spread the beam? Jun 24. It seem to work well for now.. 12:46 PM REPLY Bort says: wtf is a polymorf pallet? Feb 28. 5:14 PM REPLY I working on a project of the same idea. daves750gsxr says: Jan 15. 12:48 PM REPLY Bort says: where do I got this "focusing lense" Feb 28.. saabman says: Here is some picture of my first test Take a look Waiting for your comments Fred May 15. I can't begin mounting until I get eye protection. 2008. I missing the final stage lens. 9:17 PM REPLY echo_anomie says: Mar 8. I will send Picture and instruction soon. Mar 7..or a combination of concave. or convex lens? saabman says: Hi.

That laser is powerful enough to blind you instantly. 3:51 PM REPLY elbarjo says: Feb 23. you could burn a image into wood/paper/whatever rivetgeek says: Dec 24. 2008. but the darker part might be at risk. 2008. But there is nothing stopping you from trying. little drawings on big wall... 4:25 AM REPLY elbarjo says: It's a very good idea ! Maybe a printer can do this job as well no ? Feb 24. 1:54 AM REPLY popbop says: Oct 26. but toner is relatively opaque and requires the right material make for laser printers. and i plan to begin working on it again in january. 5 months later. You could print your "slides" with inkjet transparency material on your inkjet printer? Laser transparencies could possible work. you could use a metal patern thingy(that would get really hot though) Carlos Marmo says: Wonderful Work! Congratulations! Oct 30. then you can make really small slides. 12:53 PM REPLY you'd need a seriously powerful laser since the lens is diffusing it. mateoplummer says: Mar 27. But the screen absorbs at least 50% of the light so to do it with this would be too dim. or are they translucent enough for a powerful laser to pass through? what would the image quality be like? thanks xeniczone says: Jul 1. 2008. 2008.. trashpiece says: Dec 24. 2:19 PM REPLY Too late. But you will have to face some difficulties like There would need 3 LCD screens and 3 Lasers that would all have to be focused into one image. Plasma wouldn't absorb as much of the light but the image quality wouldn't be as good and they don't make plasmas that small. lieuwe says: Nov 17. 2008.. In all likelyhood you melt the elements before burning the image coretj says: but wouldn't that destroy the slide? Dec 20.I almost burned down my garage! Still have my eyes. echo_anomie says: If you have access to a photocopier that prints onto overhead transparencies. Do you think it's possible to make it work with other things? I aim to project words. and lost my job. though. but then. 2008. Using a R G B set up. the transparent parts shouldn't be a problem. 2008. 2008. 7:17 PM REPLY It would possibly be possible to do with a TFT screen but have some problems. 12:56 PM REPLY if you are using a 3W laser. 2008. A Laser projector would be noval as you wouldn't have to focus it and could project the image extremely long distances. 9:23 AM REPLY well. 2008. I spread the beam with a large polished ball bearing and re-focused the light using a large lens from an old crt projector. Feb 23. For the laser projector I used an old monochrome lcd overhead projector panel with a vga controller. 3:50 AM REPLY Has anyone tried it with a TFT screen? I'm confused to how it would work. I thought TFT screens aren't translucent. but it's not to make slides. 2:33 AM REPLY Hello dear inventor ! I love your project.rivetgeek says: Dec 24.instructables. http://www. 9:15 AM REPLY Yes. 8:53 AM REPLY what if you would use a laser strong enough to burn wood and the "scan" across the image. An idea would be to use either DLP or maybe Plasma. I have put my life back together. I decided upon setting up a video box to work on this thing. 2008. 2008. The TFT screen is indeed transparent. 10:46 AM REPLY lieuwe says: Dec 21. I was just tweaking it when I became homeless. 2008.you really shouldn't be messing around with it until you understand wavelength cancellation and safety procedures.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ .

mounting bracket and grin lens. I've tried 2 phones without luck . but I wonder if I can already use it for the purposes you and ELF were discussing below. but the screen is still something of an x-factor. 2008. While I design LCD portion using a 100mW model I got from china. and filters. probably not older than 3 years. Hopefully. 2008. lasers aren't that bright. 2:49 PM REPLY I just bought an old lcd projection panel (monochrome ! ). when I set up the crystals. 1:27 AM REPLY so that's it? The coolest hack I have ever seen. 2008. all because some idiot shone it at a helicopter theo92 says: exzellent. 5:37 PM REPLY I have some very powerful lasers now. 9:46 PM REPLY I see a lot of old video projectors on ebay pretty cheap.. 5:29 PM REPLY With a green and now the cheap blu-ray lasers http://www. by the time you got a laser bright enough it would be too bright and start burning holes in stuff you project it on. Of course most need a new lamp which runs about $300+ I wonder if you could replace the lamp assembly with a laser set up like this. 3:33 AM REPLY i'm in oz and those green laser diodes are now illegal!! getting caught with one of them carries the same penalty as a firearm.. alexhalford says: where the hell did you get a 3w diode and driver??? I really need (by need i mean want) one!!! Mar 17. colour screens. 12:10 PM REPLY trashpiece says: Mar 17. even at 100mW laser. There is a 2w on ebay right now. that particular laser has cost me $400.$160. Does anyone have any good info on tft hacking? echo_anomie says: Mar 8. once I get the screen stripped.instructables.the screens 'work' . then you would need to sync the dlp with the lasers to turn on and off the right color laser at the right time. 2008. There are some really cheap. There are many layers of very thin. Again even if you do get it all to work most projectors have lamps that are 20. I think. before you get to the reasonably transparent glass structure you expect. I am right there. it would still use less power than the 150 to 300W lamps.. Apr 6. Thats the hard part. 2008.) Any thoughts on if that would work??? xeniczone says: Jul 13. I am going to for sure make an lcd projector with it. 9:56 PM REPLY To do it you would probably need a DLP projector because I don't think LCD would be bright enough. 2008. that is 3000mW!!!). Now.but not for projecting images .bethehammer says: Jul 12. 2008.. So no probably not.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . I got lucky on the mounting bracket. rainCheck says: May 25.. TheRevJester says: Mar 5. Just as a guy you would need 3 Lasers and a DLP projector. of course.. it does not work! I can't seem to get any info on a good tft screen to use. but serious units coming out of China. So far I have taken apart 2 motorola's (razr and v300). After you get done it might work but I wouldn't think it's worth it.too dense. You want a continuous wave model (CW).com/original-sony-playstation3-ps3-kes400aaa-bluray-laser-p-273. what wavelegnth is considered infrared? Is my 3W 808nM infrared? I know it is invisible. I wonder. 2008. not a pulsed laser. and if your application is monochrome (like projecting a ghostly talking face on a white statue.but I broke it :( trashpiece says: Mar 17. or there is some funny mumbo-jumbo going on with all of those optical layers. 2:39 PM REPLY a company called coherent makes the diodes. and you can get crystals which can handle the 3w for about 100 a piece (you'll need both. but if you search for "aluminum extrusions" you can find pre-fab'd pieces of metal that can be turned into anything! I got some quotes on crystals. So the total for that particular laser is going to be a whopping $600 !! But here's the sad part.. 2008. diffusers.yallstore.. driver. I got a 100mW laser in lieu of finishing my big laser. the final mW count is going to be about 500mW .html we should expect the DIY cigarette pack-sized laser movie projector soon then? trashpiece says: Mar 7. The motorola A920 was good . Either way. I will be saving up for the crystals for the monster diode.000lumens. 5:47 AM REPLY You might find the layer behind it and the reasonably transparent glass together are the lcd in these types.. 2008. Can do it with my samsung DVD-ROM Drive laser? PREVIOUSLY I MAde a laser pointer with it.. 2008. Either my draconian disassembly is killing it the circuit or screen. I will put up an instructable soon with results. So far. and no comments in two months? Come on guys!!! I just bought a 3w diode(yes. peel-away optical sheets. so that is $200). 8:12 PM REPLY trashpiece says: Feb 19. You can get the driver from wavelegnth electronics.. ( My suggestion is to search ebay for 100mW fully constructed green lasers for around $100 . I tried two sony-ericson phones. http://www. lol.

if you can give me any tips on what LCD to use. you haven't lost too much money.. First things first.echo_anomie says: I'm hoping someone takes up the challenge! (I can't at the moment). Mar 7..instructables. it got 12 pins. no workey (see above) Mar 7. I am going to start off with my Motorola v300 cell. though. 5:49 AM REPLY I guess when colour screen first started to appear on phones .. and I haven't been able to locate a datasheet for it :( But if I could get it working. New ones aren't really suitable because of the density of the screen . 12:42 AM REPLY That was the idea . 2008. though.the tft type. Also thought about using it to spoil my obnoxius art teacher's project. similar purposes I think you might appreciate. 3:56 PM REPLY did that other guy ever send you a pic? also. I still need crystals and mounts. with their super crappy IR blocking filters.unfortunately I don't know which models these are .. 5:42 PM REPLY great idea on the "art" project! I will be using mine for. 5:28 PM REPLY Neat idea :) I wonder if you projected it against a landmark people's photos would have this eerie ghost light image behind them? :) ELF says: Jan 14. The 'Digital photo keychains' will have the right kind of screen . 5:07 AM REPLY echo_anomie says: Send me some images when you get it working! Feb 23. so if you damage it.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ .. 2008.only the motorola A920. 2008. Problem is.but don't do movies or animation as far as I know. Eventually. Laser is looking deadly! Use some laser safety glasses with that one! trashpiece says: thanks!! but what do you mean by "old"? I have tried a motorola v300 and a razr. 2008. 12:36 AM REPLY If you used an IR laser instead.they're designed to work in bright light. 2008.let me know how it goes. you could project an image only visible to digital cameras.) I got a laser for it. . 2008. lets say. http://www.. An IR laser from a CD burner. 5:41 PM REPLY echo_anomie says: Mar 8. Not sure about monochrome LCD types . ELF says: Jan 11. I think a monochrome lcd will be the way to go. and find some good enough protective eyewear. They're cheap too. Especially cellphone cameras.. 4:28 AM REPLY trashpiece says: Feb 25. 2008..) Or just to display some messages or something. I will be done much faster.when harsh sunlight made the screens difficult to see . That could be cool in a weird kind of way :P echo_anomie says: Jan 13. Here is the diode and grin lens mounted: echo_anomie says: Feb 25. 2008. where she's gonna project film of the ocean onto the facade of a nearby culture center. I'd definitely try it out :P trashpiece says: Mar 7. 6:36 PM REPLY Old colour mobile phone screen seem to work best . 2008. 2008. need help with the screen.

:S keastes says: sorry no dice ill keep looking though. 4:10 AM REPLY I don't know what model the drive was. 2008. 8:47 AM REPLY view all 100 comments http://www. 4:11 AM REPLY keastes says: what model laser/burner is it? i'll see if i can fin a data sheet for it. except "rDeaE" where the last E is mirrored.ELF says: Let me know how it turns out :) I could't have the projector finished in time. alternitivly google it (the model number of course) Mar 5. 2008.com/id/Laser-Image-Projector/ . because I had to complete my 3D project for the exhibition :S Mar 8. try hooking a pair of AAs to it seeing when it lights up Mar 10.instructables. 2008. and there's no info printed on the laser. I threw out the rest. 6:12 PM REPLY ELF says: Mar 8. 2008.