Originally Posted by roleki
That's the part that throws me off... dude built a working spinning flashlight, and got so balled up in the completion of that task that he overlooked the one crucial detail of the device he was emulating. If this rig focused all six lasers into one beam then used the barrel to reduce the power or time-on-target (for some reason) that would at least lend some functionality to the rotation. But then he went a step further, added a laser sight for a laser, and didn't bother to balance the rotation.
I dunno, maybe my nitpicking is because I wish I was motivated, skilled, wealthy, and free enough to attempt something cool like this, then here comes someone who *is* and they botch it on several points, which makes it even worse somehow.
Don't tell him that though, he will just block you.
lol, guy who made the video blocked me from commenting because I called him out on it not being a gatling gun and suggested a means to actually put it to use in the true spirit of the gun's style.
Slightly over volt the lasers, using the time during the spin to cool down.
"That will kill it" no it wont, not if you have a clue what you are doing. Trying to tell me I don't know how far you can push a laser, lol... dude just takes a laser and build toys with it. Nothing more. He isn't doing anything beyond building a package that looks neat. And as pointed out, the balance was abysmal. Thing rotated, umm, poorly. A highschool student with a lathe could have centered it better.
Neat gun, good quality build (mostly), but dont sit there and tell me I dont know how basic timing circuits work and whether or not you can over drive a laser diode without burning it up instantly. It is plainly obvious he has never once attempted to futz with a single one of his lasers.
All this is, is... 6? $300 lasers spinning in a circle. I can do that with a hand drill and duct tape.Edited by Masta Squidge - 7/5/13 at 11:17am