LPF Laser Pointer Company Database






Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser you may want to check out the database of laser pointer companies. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.

Green Laser Pointers Blue Lasers Pointers Red Laser Pointers
Yellow Laser Pointers Purple Laser Pointers Orange Laser Pointers
Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes


























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Newcomers > Welcome

LPF Database of Laser Pointer Companies




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2013, 06:45 AM #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
Garrett is on a distinguished road
Garrett Garrett is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
Garrett is on a distinguished road
Default Hello All

HI, to start my name is Garrett, I am new to the world of lasers and am wanting to get educated on them and this seemed like the place to start. I have been looking through this forum for a few days now but m having troubles understanding or knowing everything I read and am not sure how to go about understanding, so I am making this post...

To start off I am not new to the world of hobby electronics and online forums, I have been in the DIY lightsaber hobby for a few years now, but I am now looking to make some new cool gadgets and props.
I know how to solder and have a basic understanding of electronics, plus I seem to have the basic tools to make a laser, just not all the knowledge...and that's you all you fine folks come in

To start, I am wanting to make a laser that can burn things, eventually something really strong, but for now balloon popping and burning through thin plastic will be a good starting point.
I need help starting right from the top, meaning what color laser and frequency range is best suited to what focusing lens and diode to go along with it. again I have no problem doing research as time allows, but I need a helping start(not looking to be handed all the answers, but I wont turn them down either )
My only real ground here I know for sure on this project at this time is I would like to use two 18650 Li-ion batteries in series(7.2v) and I can go as far as running an additional set in parallel if need be to extend run time.
Also I would like to mount it to my wrist or forearm, so space isnt quite so much an issue.
The other thought is stuffing all this into a toy "laser gun" as a first build.

I appreciate any thoughts and comments here, and thank you for your time, look forward to hearing from you all soon.



Last edited by Garrett; 06-03-2013 at 01:22 PM.
Garrett is offline   Reply With Quote








Old 06-03-2013, 04:49 PM #2
lasersbee's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 14,823
Rep Power: 477
lasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond repute
lasersbee lasersbee is offline
Class 4 Laser
lasersbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 14,823
Rep Power: 477
lasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hello All

The first thing that you will need to do is some research
and reading on the Forum.
There are a few Threads that would be down your alley..


That being said...

to the Forum....
Don't forget to read the FAQs...the Stickies
and the Forum Rules..
http://laserpointerforums.com/tou.htm

If you plan on buying anything on the Forum....
PLEASE read this first...

6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting Scammed

and PLEASE don't forget to read to this....

39 Reasons NOT to Buy From Wicked Lasers

If you do get a Laser or already have one be sure
to get appropriate Laser Safety Goggles/Glasses...

Get Some Safety Goggles Now!

Don't forget to put your location in your Profile if you
haven't yet done so. This way we know where you
are from.

Enjoy your stay...


Jerry

You can contact us at any time on our Website: J.BAUER Electronics
__________________

J.BAUER Electronics Home Page


LaserBee Laser Power Meter Products meet your needs
at affordable Prices:
See then all here on LPF

LaserBee Power Meter products ALWAYS in Stock

Available on eBay:Check availability here..

Search


This banner is available to and can be copied/used FREE by any LaserBee owner
lasersbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 05:05 PM #3
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 596
Rep Power: 0
tonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond repute
tonyt tonyt is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 596
Rep Power: 0
tonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hello All

Welcome!

And as Jerry said use the search bar at the top as there have been many builds exactly like what you are describing.. If you can't find anything(i highly doubt you won't find anything) then post some questions in the builds/help thread.. Also, read all the stickies in each topic.. They have an absolute wealth of knowledge..

Again welcome!! And i hope you enjoy the forum!

Dr Tony.
tonyt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 05:13 PM #4
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Posts: 535
Rep Power: 17
firelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud of
firelaser firelaser is offline
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Posts: 535
Rep Power: 17
firelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud of
Default Re: Hello All

Also I would like to mount it to my wrist or forearm, so space isnt quite so much an issue.
The other thought is stuffing all this into a toy "laser gun" as a first build.

.[/QUOTE]

405nm violet is the best long range burner and 445nm is the most powerful the stickies will explain why, and "mount it on your arm," you trying to get a Boba fett look for your burning laser ?
__________________
2.1 W 445nm Sci-FI blue laser
1.4W 445nm blue C-6 laser
650mw 532nm Green Laser - CNI PGL-III-C
500mw 405nm violet C-6 laser
500mw 445nm blue lazerer cyber
200mw green 532nm laser laserbtb
200mw ebay focusable red laser
160mw 638nm Fixed Focus Leadlight Chrome (soon)
100mw Power rock 532nm green laser
50mw 405nm violet laser
50mw 532nm laser flashlight
3, 5mw (prob 50mw) fasttech 532nm green laser pens
5mw ? ebay pen lasers
5mw 660nm red laser pen
Red and Green laser projector
firelaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 06:24 PM #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
Garrett is on a distinguished road
Garrett Garrett is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
Garrett is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hello All

Lol Fire laser, yes something like a boba fett or iron man inspired mount style.
Also thank you for the info on the 405 & 445nm ranges. This is exactly what I needed, a place to start my search.
Garrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 06:34 PM #6
KapHn8d's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 841
Rep Power: 212
KapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond repute
KapHn8d KapHn8d is offline
Class 2M Laser
KapHn8d's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 841
Rep Power: 212
KapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond reputeKapHn8d has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hello All

Welcome to the forum, Garrett. Learn a lot, be safe, and have fun. Cheers!

-c
__________________
96.85840735 percent clayton... the rest is just pi
405nm >> Skylasers PL405 500mW, overspec generic pen 70mW
445nm >> Blord 3W Dominator
460nm >> laserBtB 50mW pen
473nm >> Jet Lasers PL-E Pro 10-30mW
488nm >> Uniphase 2214-40MLA Cyllindrical Argon Ion
515nm >> Skylasers HL515 30mW
520nm >> Skylasers HL520 50mW
532nm >> Skylasers PL532 700mW, CNI 532nm GLP
543.5nm >> JDS Uniphase HeNe
589nm >> DL Spartan 50mW
632.8nm >> JDS Uniphase HeNe
638nm >> Blord 501B 200mW
650nm >> generic pen 4mW
650nm >> Skylasers HL650 300mW
Lazerbee 5W LPM
KapHn8d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 06:42 PM #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
Garrett is on a distinguished road
Garrett Garrett is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
Garrett is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hello All

Can I make this laser into a 1000mw?
Edit: (sorry for got to paste the link X.x )
Blue/Violet 405nm Laser Pointer with power meter printout 45mW+ [405nm] - $18.00 : 405nm.com, Lasers, Glow in the Dark, Fluorescence, and Kits

And would I need to swap the diode or anything else on it for what I have described above? I would like to have a laser of 1-3 watts... If not can anyone point me to a tutorial or site that is closer to my goals?
Thanks again everyone.

Last edited by Garrett; 06-03-2013 at 06:54 PM.
Garrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 06:47 PM #8
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 596
Rep Power: 0
tonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond repute
tonyt tonyt is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 596
Rep Power: 0
tonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond reputetonyt has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Hello All

If you use the search bar at the top of the page you will find out everything you need to know.
OR just look in the Tutorials, help and repairs threads.. As i said, there is a wealth of information in there.
tonyt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 06:57 PM #9
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Posts: 535
Rep Power: 17
firelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud of
firelaser firelaser is offline
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Posts: 535
Rep Power: 17
firelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud of
Default Re: Hello All

"Homemade Lightsaber" Part 2! More Super Powered 3W Laser Destruction!!! - YouTube 445nm blue is generally the color that can go that strong, if you look in the video description you can see info on this laser build, it was actually built by someone here i think it uses 9mm diode

with you mentioning lasers with the massive 1000 mw + range you NEED this Eagle PairŪ 190-540nm Slip Over Laser Safety Goggles

that laser is very strong, for your pop balloons and burn thin plastic even 500mw is more than enough, 3 W will cause stuff to actually ignite and you should have some good experience with lasers to use it

but search and you will find
__________________
2.1 W 445nm Sci-FI blue laser
1.4W 445nm blue C-6 laser
650mw 532nm Green Laser - CNI PGL-III-C
500mw 405nm violet C-6 laser
500mw 445nm blue lazerer cyber
200mw green 532nm laser laserbtb
200mw ebay focusable red laser
160mw 638nm Fixed Focus Leadlight Chrome (soon)
100mw Power rock 532nm green laser
50mw 405nm violet laser
50mw 532nm laser flashlight
3, 5mw (prob 50mw) fasttech 532nm green laser pens
5mw ? ebay pen lasers
5mw 660nm red laser pen
Red and Green laser projector

Last edited by firelaser; 06-03-2013 at 06:59 PM.
firelaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 07:31 PM #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
Garrett is on a distinguished road
Garrett Garrett is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
Garrett is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hello All

Thanks again Firelaser
Garrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 12:35 AM #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
Garrett is on a distinguished road
Garrett Garrett is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
Garrett is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Hello All

Can I buy this and swap out the diode to gain higher Mw? I tried searching for an answer but came up empty...

20mW 405nm Violet Blue Laser Diode Module | eBay

Also would this qualify as pot modding?

EDIT:
Well I pulled the trigger and ordered this diode when it arrives do I just measure the outer di to find out what size housing I need, or is there a predefined size for it?
Any thoughts on this diode as well?

Last edited by Garrett; 06-04-2013 at 06:40 AM.
Garrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 07:58 PM #12
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Posts: 535
Rep Power: 17
firelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud of
firelaser firelaser is offline
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Posts: 535
Rep Power: 17
firelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud offirelaser has much to be proud of
Default Re: Hello All

not sure about the diode question but here is an idea for your arm laser but you will probably need more than 20mw to burn effectively and pot modding shortens your laser life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYUCl-xCYaw
__________________
2.1 W 445nm Sci-FI blue laser
1.4W 445nm blue C-6 laser
650mw 532nm Green Laser - CNI PGL-III-C
500mw 405nm violet C-6 laser
500mw 445nm blue lazerer cyber
200mw green 532nm laser laserbtb
200mw ebay focusable red laser
160mw 638nm Fixed Focus Leadlight Chrome (soon)
100mw Power rock 532nm green laser
50mw 405nm violet laser
50mw 532nm laser flashlight
3, 5mw (prob 50mw) fasttech 532nm green laser pens
5mw ? ebay pen lasers
5mw 660nm red laser pen
Red and Green laser projector
firelaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Green Lasers Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Blue Lasers Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Red Lasers
Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Yellow Lasers Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Purple Lasers Top 50 Laser Pointer Companies - Orange Lasers
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes




Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:57 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2016 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC