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Old 10-21-2008, 04:57 PM #1
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Default Greetings from Scotland!

Hey guys, don't expect me to be much physics help, I can put stuff together if I'm told where it goes.

Although with computers I'm fine, built my rig right here and it's epic.

Anyway, been interested in lasers since Star Wars came out, want to build my own laser now (Which lasts longer than those stupid little 1.99 laser pens you get here) and actually reaches a distance of more than 10 feet!

The only problem is, being all the way up in Scotland, I've no idea WHERE to get parts.

I quite like the idea of using an Xbox 360 HD DVD drive's diode.. Seeing as they're practically useless now. *;D

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Edit: So if anyone can give me a complete parts list and where to get everything, as well as HOW to stick it all together...

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WOOOOOOOO ANOTHER ONE ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Welcome to the forums!

I'm also Scottish, hence the welcome!

Where are you in Scotland ?
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Cheers!

I'm in Fife mate, yourself??
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Is that three Scots on the list now?

I expect to see beam shots above The Highlands from y'all soon

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Hello and welcome to the forum! I'm actually selling a couple of my blu-ray builds, you can click the violet link in my sig, I also have a list of the parts I use and where to get them on my first post. Check out the stickies on the buy/sell/trade and tutorials boards. Read up some, I'm sure you'll find ALL the info you need. It's pretty much a choice of preferences you'll find, so feel free to ask any questions!
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Is that three Scots on the list now?

I expect to see beam shots above The Highlands from y'all soon

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Make that 4! unless you already included me. I am in Scone, not too far away.
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[quote author=daguin link=1224608243/0#3 date=1224619950]Is that three Scots on the list now?

I expect to see beam shots above The Highlands from y'all soon

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Make that 4! unless you already included me. I am in Scone, not too far away.[/quote]


Ahhh! Scone! I used to go there all the time!
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I go down to fife about once a month to see family as i was born in fife and moved to Scone.
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I go down to fife about once a month to see family as i was born in fife and moved to Scone.
Cool, Do you know anywhere local where I can buy the laser making gear??
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If there is i dont know about it but i order them from the internet and form members. theres a good place to start as its your first DIY laser http://www.laserpointerforums.com/fo...num=1218324818
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[quote author=ben74 link=1224608243/0#7 date=1224625942]I go down to fife about once a month to see family as i was born in fife and moved to Scone.
Cool, Do you know anywhere local where I can buy the laser making gear?? *[/quote]


Only place you will get any laser making gear in Scotland is maplins. Atleast thats the only one I can think of !

[s]Is anyone from Glasgow, other than heady ? No ? We should get a Scottish laser Gang together ;D[/s]

never mind : Looks like I'll be alone here in Glasgow for the most part !

And Dave, next time I'm on holiday up north I'll bring you back some pictures ;D

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