New idea - Sign writing

SmartAlecLights

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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
 

DeeJai

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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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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.
 

SmartAlecLights

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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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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.
 

SmartAlecLights

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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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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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