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Discussion in 'The Development Lab' started by smartalec, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. smartalec

    smartalec Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    This is a picture taken from our front door, the water tower is visable apon entering the town,
    So i was thinking maybe a laser projector or something spelling out "merry christmas".
    what does everyone else think of this idea?
    Please add your suggestions an products you reckon would work..
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    I think you have way to much time on your hands LOL
    although the idea sounds great
    Would be very interested to see it if it comes to pass
     
  3. DeeJai

    DeeJai Is that Magic Smoke?!?

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    biggest questions would be

    what land is that tower on? crown land/ public access / private property.
    would you be attempting to plaster this laser message from your house or closer to the object?
    you would need to know aircraft flight lines. (lasers + aircraft = arrest)
    is the side your looking at there the viewable side from the road?


    Myself, I would be hesitant to attempt this cause of nasty council people who would always try to stop you.
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    If you're going to try to project from your house which looks to be a few hundred metres away i very much doubt that the laser would actually have the resolving power to be able to control the letters. You're looking at maybe needing 50 steps over a couple of degrees of arc. The actual ability to see the laser, which will by law be limited to a small one, is another factor.
     
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    smartalec

    smartalec Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    land is private owned, no plaine's fly past.
    the side you see is visable from the road.
    council should be easy to get past. (anything to promote the township) were a tourest town
    a mate focused his led mag light on the tower an got a decent dot size.. an bright
     
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    what about a hd lazer projector i know some can project upto 100 feet, i do bel;ieve there are some that can project even further, ive seen some video's of them in use on entire buildings
     
  7. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    I concur with Alan about the deflection angle of the image text. Typical DJ lasers (that do text and animations) have a reasonable wide beam spread (60° at a guess). At the distance you're looking at you'd need only a few degrees.
     
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    Just courious
    I don't see one, but is there a street between your house and the tower?
     
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    smartalec Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    i understand what you mean by the angle now, 2deg at house could be like 30deg out there.
    there is a street bird
     
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    Well that would eliminate getting the laser source closer to the target (tower)
     
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    toodle_pipsky Minister of Silly Walks

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    How about "Save Ferris" . . . . . . . 8)

    Can't wait to see where you go with this.
     
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    Could be very, very cool...so long as the razor wire doesn't present any problems :p
     
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    Just do a 3D image projection on it ... like a dam wall breaking and spilling out the water ... ;)
     
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    Smartalec, did you ever get your Laser projection off the ground, we have a simular tower across the road from the church

    Alan
     

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