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Old 02-20-2012, 07:20 PM #1
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Hello everyone. As you can see by the title, I just became a member on the forums. My name is Josh. I live in the Northern part of the US. I am 20 years old (in a few days here anyways). I work a lot and haven't really had a lot of time to get into the laser hobby. I guess that's all the basic stuff about me.

To start off, I just joined, but I have been around the forums reading and researching lasers for over a year. I have been meaning to join and become and established member here for quite some time now but I have been pretty constrained on my time. Lasers have always been very interesting to me and now I feel like I have the time to really get into the hobby and enjoy them.

My hands on experience with lasers has been very limited as of this point. I guess what initially got me interested was one of those little cheapo key chain lasers. Since I seen one of those I have always thought they were pretty awesome. Since then I've owned a 630-650nm (give or take) laser pen. I received it from my uncle when I was younger (years ago). That was my first "real" laser pointer. And now I own a <5mw 532nm laser which was initially designed for a gun, but I believe it to be severely overspeced probably coming in at 25-40mw. Other than that I have really had no other hands on experience with lasers.

As far as laser safety, I have read all the sticky's and what not that people have posted. I just figured I would bring it up because I know safety is a big concern around here. So I know for high powered lasers glasses are required and for different wavelength lasers a different pair of glasses may be required, and about reflecting light etc. But since I am new here I don't mind people suggesting more safety reading or some good safety practices when handling high powered lasers.

As far as what I hope to accomplish with lasers? I know most of you guys here are pretty avid laser hobbyists and love to build your own and are proud of your work. For me, I wouldn't mind building my own lasers. It looks like it could be pretty interesting, not to mention a pretty neat thing you can mention to people, that you built it. What I am really trying to say I guess is that I wouldn't mind building a laser of my own, but its not necessarily what I would get the most enjoyment out of. For me, I like sky pointing. The raw power of the laser being able to make such a visible beam shoot so far. I just love it. And of course I like to show my friends that have only seen those cheapo dollar store lasers what a true laser beam looks like, they always seem amazed when I just show them my 5mw laser (and obviously it would be quite different when demonstrating a high powered laser).

I plan on purchasing a high powered laser in the coming months here. I still have yet to decide on a high powered 445nm or a 532nm. Like I said above, I like a nice bright beam that is highly visible, and from what I understand the 532nm wavelength is brighter to the human eye than a 445nm. I haven't had a laser that can burn yet, so for now I am not really interested in it. I feel like it might be one of those things you have to try first to get hooked. I was thinking a focusable 445nm would give me the best of both worlds with a nice beam for sky pointing and for burning. I was looking at the survival laser bundles (and various other respectable sites), which look like a good value and seem to be of fairly high quality, especially for the price. There have been a lot of really awesome custom builds on here too that have amazed me. With that said, I plan on making a purchase soon but what type and from where has yet to be decided.


Sorry if that was a bit long but I feel it was a proper introduction. I look forward to being a part of the community and getting to know everyone here. Thanks for reading.



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I know you touched on it but.....

to the Forum....
Don't forget to read the FAQs...the Stickies
and the Forum Rules..

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

6 Steps To Prevent You From Getting Scammed

and this....

37 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...

Enjoy your stay...


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