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Old 06-11-2016, 04:17 PM #1
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Hello all. I have been lurking on this site for a bit. My jump into this hobby was a purchase of DTR's 22mm modules. I used to be into RC cars and boats a few years ago. That wasnt a cheap hobby at all. I dont think this venture will be either but so far its fascinating. I am a land surveyor by trade. Most of our equipment utililize lasers of some type for measuring distances. The static laser scanners we use put off a green laser light on reflective surfaces at night. The mobile lidar units do not give any kind of light show. Very nerdy line of work.
I'm looking to step into the diy stuff as i aquire more tools specific to this hobby and brush up my soldering. I wanted to get one of those wicked lasers and after a few years of procrastination i went for it and found out they dont ship to the US and why. Since the FDA didnt want me to have one, I decided I must have atleast one.


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Welcome to LPF, you indicate you are in the U.S. You should add that to your profile so it shows under your name, this is a very global forum with active members in about 50 countries.

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Welcome very nice intro some folks forget about that and jump in starting to ask ?'s I haven't ever bought from chinese dealers just i rather build myself. This way i know what's inside and i know they are done the right way. You will get hooked once you build your own, Myself am over 35 builds mostly custom work real beautiful lasers in a wide variety of WL and W;s . Yes and where are you from that would be great to know if you ever want to buy a unit from one of the members here.

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Welcome. You will find every thing you need here.
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