I paint the lines on parking lots and have been toying with cheap red laser pointers and line generators, now I am on the search for a green laser line generator. Parts would be fine (diode), any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all in advance, Ross.
[ QUOTE ] nitestriper said:
Where would you suggest I find a cylindrical lens?
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I found one a long time ago in some type of computer peripheral (a printer, more likely than not) that used a long bar filled with yellow-green LEDs. The lens was a long glass rod, which was easily broken into small segments. Those segments, when placed in front of a laser, caused it to generate a line.
I'd imagine that you could acquire a glass laboratory stirring rod, smash it, and pick a piece that's approximately 0.25" to 0.35" long, and there, there's your cylindrical laser line generating lens. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Here is a line generator I picked up to play with, basically a spinning mirror that will throw a line over 120 degrees wide, I mounted this to a board along with a green pointer for the line effect, works real good... Merideth Inst Parts
Does Bigha work pretty closely with leadlight? I wish they'd make a rheostat dial butt cap to adjust brightness of their light. Bigha should too for their Jasper.
I have a professor who complains about the brightness of a 3mW-5mW leadlight. The green is just too bright and dazzling for the class in a dimly lit classroom. A faint green dot has its place but can only be achieved with a dimmer of some sort.
Sorry, I know this has nothing to do with line generators. But leadlight accessories would be really nice.