Basic Parts of a Laser Oscilloscope

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DIY Simple Analog Oscilloscope With a Scanning Laser Built From a Pile of Toys

steve-schulerSteve Schuler 06/10/2016 at 19:120 Comments

To build a laser oscilloscope you'll need five basic parts: a cat toy (laser pointer), a speaker with a mirror fastened to its cone, a sound source (I used a tone generator on my iPod touch), a spinning mirror, and a target screen:

How you choose to build it is really up to you (depending on what materials you have on hand). I chose to use Snap Circuits and construction toys because they don't require power tools, or a soldering iron to construct them.