John O'Keefe

Week 19 - Final Project

Laser Projector Phase 1 Made a press-fit turret mount for the motor-controlled laser using the laser cutter and 3d printed the laser mount/servo horn - no glue needed, and really tight.

Laser Writer in Action Got the X and Y servo motors working and ironed out some kinks, mainly by postioning the Y motor (or Z in this case) over the X and not off to one side, so the laser writer draws a fairly tight rectangle. The speed is pretty good, but I'll definitely need something along the lines of glow-in-the-dark fabric to catch and hold a more complex, longer animation. Still looking for a Processing sketch that will translate shapes/text into a coordinate system that the laser will be able to follow and project with minimal distortion.