Rosey Denton Final Project

Description:

For my final project, I initially decided that I wanted to do something with lasers and making some kind of nice looking light show. I bought a laser, some mylar, and a couple sheets of refraction grating. Unfortunately the grating was a little disappointing and only split the laser into a couple spread out beams. The mylar, however, had a really nice reflective quality to it that I wanted to experiment with. I made a few half-bubbles with sheets of mylar and some wire and first hooked one up to a motor to spin around. but something about that wasn’t really enough. I then took more of the bubbles I had made and strung them together with stretchable string. I tied it to a servo with an extended arm and it pulled the mylar in kind of a nice way. I then ended up attaching 3 half bubbles together to form a clam-like thing that subtly opens and closes which changes how the reflections look as the mylar is pushed and pulled. In general, I just like making things that look nice in some way or another. While I’m still not great as a crafter, I feel like with more and more practice I can give better life to more of my visual ideas and would really like to come back and work with mylar again sometime since it takes light so nicely.

Pictures:

Video: 

Fritzing:

Code:

#include 
Servo servo1;
 
void setup(){
  servo1.attach(10);
}
 
void loop(){
 int position;
 for(position = 0; position < 180; position += 2){
    servo1.write(position);      
    delay(100);}     
 for(position = 180; position >= 0; position -= 1){
    servo1.write(position);  
    delay(100);              
  }
}

Post a comment