Laser Hacks

Laser Sundial Clock Project

Laser Sundial Clock Project

Alessandro from 5Volt.eu has made this real simple and cool clock . The Laser Sundial Clock Project uses a Atmel microcontroller to move a servo with a line laser connected to it. The result is a single line that can simply represent the time on the...
DIY Burning Blue Laser Pointer

DIY Burning Blue Laser Pointer

This fantastic video demonstrates how to build a powerful, burning blue laser and place it inside a lighter. While you could get the laser diodes from the site mentioned in the video, you should buy the laser diodes way cheaper on eBay. We’ve...
Music with the Virtual Laser Harp

Music with the Virtual Laser Harp

Laser harp inventor Steven Hobley is back with another exceptional project.  We covered his outstanding laser harp build last year and was also included in our Top 40 Arduino Projects.  So what’s so cool about a harp anyways?  It’s...
Interactive Laser with Sound Effects

Interactive Laser with Sound Effects

It's almost like playing with a firefly. This awesome interactive laser effect creates a seamless combination of sound and light. It is an interactive example of smart 3D laser tracking technology which allows the laser follows the contours of any...
Amazing LED and Laser Photography!

Amazing LED and Laser Photography!

We’ve seen some projects featuring how to draw with light using your camera’s exposure settings, but nothing compares to this. This group goes by the name of Light Art Performance Photography and they use lasers, LEDs, illuminated body suits,...
How to: Pocket size 7 Color Laser

How to: Pocket size 7 Color Laser

Hack N Mod’s laser expert, Roger (widely known as rog8811), has another fantastic laser tutorial for us.  After finishing my first 7 color laser I decided to look at ways of making a smaller, pocket sized, version. You will discover as you...
How to: Laser Projector inside a Lighter

How to: Laser Projector inside a Lighter

The following is a post by Rog8811, our lasers expert. As a designer and engineer I am always looking for ways of converting everyday items into cool gadgets. This iconic lighter, known around the world, is the Zippo flip-top lighter. Having...
Portable Four Color Laser

Portable Four Color Laser

My latest work using three lasers (red, green, blu-ray) combined with optics from a HD DVD drive mounted in something called an white fusion kit. I designed a driver circuit to control the lasers with PWM from a PIC to make millions of colours and...
RGV Laser System

RGV Laser System

Just playing with some...
How to: DIY Laser Security Systems

How to: DIY Laser Security Systems

You always see sophisticated laser systems in movies, but those are super expensive, right?  Nah, with a simple red laser and a photocell, DIY laser security is simple.  There are a few different ways to setup your system and we’ll walk...