Laser Light Show

Fab Fellow, Nathan Strachen

Meet Nathan, our newest FAB Fellow graduate assistant! When Nathan isn’t mentoring Makerspace staff or working towards his Electrical Engineering graduate degree, he’s exploring a few personal interest projects involving lasers and lights. 

You may have seen his motion sensor holiday lights in action on our Instagram, but he has yet to unveil his most recent project –– a Laser Light Show. The show is still in the works but is currently capable of X-Y control and works by “scanning a laser really fast [to] create custom images and text on any surface that the laser lands on”.

In-progress laser

Using Makerspace electronics equipment (and helpful student staff), Nathan has made considerable
progress in just one semester. Thanks to staff members, Madison Hodgson and Katelyn Miller for helping solder 
parts together, and thanks to Brain Foran and Alex Vesel for helping the project progress.

We can’t wait to see the finished show in the future!