A FEW LINKS OF INTEREST:
ChaN : Of course, the master mind
behind the galvo project
and his BBS :
Two great sources of semiconductor datasheets:
SpeedyPCB The guy
working there who will provide your quotation is named Tim and he is very
cool and friendly.
Sam's Laser FAQ
This is THE spot on internet where I get most
of the information I want. If you have a question, start here!
Also, one of the greatest feature, is the
local installation of the files on your machine, if you want to work offline.
This guy is an engineer who created a set of
galvos that can compete with the well renown Cambridge Technologies' CT6800HP
at a competitive price. He has the whole kit - galvos, amps, power supply.
Go ask him about it and tell him Norm sent you!
Hilbren, he has already made a moving coil
Super Magnet Man,
(aka George Mizzell), who has provided me with custom magnets for
the galvos :
Calibra301 : This guy has a great
page and offers very cool free software
Jeroen, who has made CAD drawings of his
galvo "in the planning" :
Tobias, a student who undertakes a new
challenge, inspired from Chan, and this site. Check for "Variante
LaserBoy , This multi talented guy
named James Lehman has the coolest homemade laser show ever! It has full
color and nice General Scanning galvos. - HIGH SPEED Pro stuff.
Also take time to check his site - impressive
Diane, quite an accomplished lady.
The first female laserist ever! (at least to my knowledge)
Believe it or not, she builds lasers as a hobby... and we are not
talking about hooking up a power supply to a HeNe tube here.
This is very high tech and complex stuff.
LaserFX, Tons of important information,
like how to calibrate your laser system.
home page. Has an interesting system that he built himself
from scratch. It uses open loop scanners with a current feedback to
emulate closed loop. Can do both steering and blanking.
Also, if you dig his site you will find many
other cool projects.
Robin has a great site, with tons of
info on lasers, galvos, and other resources.
Jason Cobham has built a galvo
pair and is probably about to fire them up. Go see his pictures.
Francois Dubrulle Quite a cool
guy from France, and very knowledgeable. Developing the FALCON galvo,
which seems very promising and original. You will find a lot of
interesting theory there, and calculations too.
Has created a cool device to display patterns that follow
music. Go see that.
He's a really cool fellow who lives near me in Ottawa. We've
become good friends, and he comes over to my home once in a while to
help me with some projects and share ideas, tools, etc. He wrote a
nice book on lasers, and you will find useful information there, plus
lots of ideas and tips on how to build projectors. I strongly
recommend that you buy it - the value is great. It's an electronic
copy that you can download from his website. Check it out here: