hannah mishin

Portfolio and Blog of artist and technologist Hannah Mishin.  

Lasers! Initial foray into immersive interactive laser proj.

 

I can scale light with "ease" and can create encompassing work with light in ways that more traditional media wouldn't allow.

 

I want to rebuild the geometry made in modelbuilder with laser pointers.   

It is rather- volumetric display is the proper term. 

Meaning. 

Recreate the lines of the geometry with lasers and mirrors in 3D. 

(then there is this:  http://www.monolake.de//technology/lumiere.html). 

 

So, for some research: 

1st I need to know how possible is this... and yeah... it is... though finicky, I think it is do-able given the initial research below.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volumetric_display 

http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/amateur/holo1.html

http://www.instructables.com/id/Four-Motor-Laser-Spirograph/ 

 

I also needed to know how to get a decent laser- what are the limits of a laser pointer and how effective can they be. 

I discovered that here in the states we are limited to the wattage a laser can be. 

I ended up on sites for enthusiasts of either Astronomy or Gun People, as the highest power Lasers are typically used for focusing your telescope  (or scope on your gun).

Lasers come with ratings and the highest quality laser for use in America is a IIIA.   

 

A write-up on one of the models discussed in the forum: 

http://tech.dir.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/skyquest-telescopes/conversations/topics/32841

 

So I got myself a IIA green laser

http://shop.z-bolt.com/10-mm-Superior-Beam-Centering-Wire-Leads--1-pc_p_90.html

 

 

 String tracing a "vector" test 1  with weak laser

String tracing a "vector" test 1  with weak laser

 making three vectors with string  three mirrors and one laser (2 vectors shown).

making three vectors with string  three mirrors and one laser (2 vectors shown).

 another view

another view

 what my sketch of a box looks like

what my sketch of a box looks like

 then my fancy laser came in the mail!

then my fancy laser came in the mail!

 super effing strong laser!

super effing strong laser!

 like crazy strong

like crazy strong

 lights off with a string along the laser's line

lights off with a string along the laser's line

 resolution

resolution

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