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I need an easy way to split 1 laser beam into 2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 sub beams

    I need an easy way to split 1 laser beam into 2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 sub beams....

I am sure there is a simple solution out there.... but i cant see it period........

Any feeders/links or ideas greatly welcome....

Thanks in anticipation Gareth

Basic electronics explained in cool informative way (Schematic and IR Light Update)

Basic electronics explained in cool informative way by Colin of Makezine, including simple electronic experiments.

Videos as follows:- (links are URL)

Panasonic's Evolta robot cycles to Le Mans 24hr world record

The little Panasonic robot manages to make it more than 5 times around the famous Le Mans track in France ......

....wait for it..........on just 2 AA batteries in 24 hours for a new Guiness World record.

Tricopter - flights "Cancun" - "Insaine Fireworks" - "Warehouse"

These Tricopter flights just take your breath away.

His other WoW factor vids can be seen here  http://www.youtube.com/user/dadde87

Question:- How could the ShoutBox be displayed on a separate Serial LCD screen

I have a simple question and project that may be "Fun" and quite practical for all Avid "SHOUTBOX" user.

It would be real cool to have a separate 2 or 4 line serial LCD next to your compy displaying shoutbox updates .YAY.

Question :- how on earth could i "parse" the LMR webpage ?

                   ......extract the shoutbox data ?

CB2 - Robotic learning by human interaction (Cool or Spooky)

This robot impressed me even though it gave me the "heebie-geebies"

What is your vote :-

  1. Cool
  2. Spooky
  3. Innovative
  4. Scares the living daylights out of me.

Food for thought...... does the arm/disarm button shown at the start of the video allow the researchers to sleep at night........

Awsome Robotic table manners

Heinz Beans the way its meant to be delivered - For that Tomato in the face feeling.

How to make a Zinc-Air Battery or Aluminium-Air Battery

Zinc/Air Battery Power - Home made ........ output 0.85 V however a whopping 700ma current ......

Aluminium/Air   output     0.25 V @20ma

Aluminium-Air Battery .......MacGyver style - not to be missed

Funny informative video on how to make an Aluminiun-Air Battery from kitchen bits .....MacGyver stye

Fordson Snow Machine - 1929 Concept

Fordson Snow Machine - 1929 Concept

Now He would have been part of the LMR Team.

First one to duplicate this in Robotic size will gain my great respect............ (unless i get there first)........


EDIT :- .......... someone got there first - see last two vids -  amazing