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can i use the diode in a cd player instead or is it too weak to burn matches?(personally i dont know how strong it is)


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and CD players/burners are IR, DVD diodes are RED.

You always need the burner to take a good diode. Also, the more speed it can burn at, the more powerfull it is.
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oh.. i see...
Also can i find a dvd burner diode in normal computeres that are busted cause where i live,alot of neighbours throw out their computers which bust alot and so they have dvd/cd player and burning functions which i believe may work.So the next time they throw 1 out,should i grab the computer?
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Yes, the higher the burn speed the more power you will get from the diode. Look up the model numers on google to get the DVD burn speed. I would start with 16x and up.
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i got a 32x samsung dvd writer combo, and i guess i will be experimenting on it laser hehehe
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.... Also, the more speed it can burn at, the more powerfull it is.

Not always true. The best red diode is found in a 22x dvd burner.
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oh......
im gonna try using that technique where people use a mini flashlight to turn it into a laser(if you havent seen it then here it is)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Lase...hlight-Hack!!/
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For my sake, and for your sake, DO NOT FOLLOW ANY OF KIPKAY'S LASER HACKS! They just plain don't work. Instead you might want to read around the forum a little more for techniques to build a laser with a driver, host, heatsink, etc.
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ahhahahahahahahhaa its kipkay, more like kip*ay. read around here then try to make a laser :P
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i found a diode from a dvd player!yay!But its soooo......flat and small.........
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Hey Flashback, DVD player diodes won't do. You want the diode from a DVD burner.
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O_O.......you mean the ones in computers etc.?(cause it did look really different from the round ones i see so often....)
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Yes, the DVD burners that come in computers. Like the ones here ...

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...CD-DVD-Burners
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guys, it HAS to be from a DVD BURNER. No Players, and no cd burner diodes will work. The DVD BURNER must have a write speed of at least 8x to do something like light a match. Read the faqs, do some research.
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