LED/Laser Guides
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LED/Laser Guides

by CodEMonkeyX on Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:44 am

Hi there, I trying to find a way to project a straight even line across a surface, i.e.

It does not have to be powerful just straight, and cover about 12 inches. I am looking for some lenses, or mirrors to work with but having a hard time finding anything that pretty inexpensive. I would also like to be able to move the project line with motors, so it would have to be small.

Thanks for any tips.
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Re: LED/Laser Guides

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:40 am

These modules will project a strait line: https://www.adafruit.com/products/1057
These are essentially the same as what is used in carpenters laser layout tools. In the one I have, the laser module is angled slightly down toward the surface to project a strait line from just in front of the tool, out to about 20 feet.

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