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Actually, this is one of the highest energy dye lasers shown ever...period.




Please reconsider that.

The reason I am posting this video and for that matter all of my videos is not to show off what I have accomplished. I state this wish all through my channel. Sure, I love the support and the compliments, but I am doing this to share what I have learned so that others will be able to take advantage of my approach, the suggestions and the admissions of my mistakes in order to build something for themselves. My subsequent videos will give even more details so that any part of this laser might be leveraged to other projects, say a YAG laser or a Tesla coil or...whatever.

The greatest compliment would be to hear about how you implemented my ideas, verified the value and then improved on them.
That's very admirable to take the time and effort to breakdown something that clearly took much more time and effort to build in the first place and add to that the time it took to make the videos describing how and more importantly why it's designed the way it is so other may use all that knowledge to his or her advantage to build something similar or just part of that knowledge in other pursuits and allowing them to avoid some of the pitfalls in those pursuits AND most importantly all through out stressing design safety !

Even though I will never build something of that magnitude some of the design elements can and do "trickle down" to ideas I can use in much more modest projects that I am or will be working on in the future and I thank you for that as you didn't have to do what your doing !


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Enjoyed it very much. Thanks for walking us though. Very good job of explaining. Actually understood some of it. looking forward to your next video. Thanks
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Not to be out done I have a little laser project of my own !





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Great video, as always.

You could replace the timer that controls the cap charging with an arduino with a small screen, in which you would be able to set the energy in J and it would automatically compute the needed charge time and control the relay.
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@planters.

I was watching your video for the second time today and a question occurred to me about the flash lamp gas you are using. You stated it was an Ar/He mix and I was wondering if the He you use is a relatively high single isotope, or just ordinary He one might get in a cheaper supply.
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They are not actually that expensive and technology IS my recreation. As you will soon see in the next video, we plan to take this channel forward and cover a much broader range of technologies because both my sons are similarly inclined, even if not "into lasers". The channel may someday begin to offset some of these expenses.

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Actually, one of my sons designed a PIC based circuit board that does just that as well as performing a few other tasks such as displaying a running pulse count. That is why the cut out seems a little big. We just haven't got around to installing this board.

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I am using pure, but standard He.
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Thanks. I am very much looking forward to your next video. Excellent stuff. + rep.
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