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Old 06-29-2008, 04:09 AM #1
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AH our DVD player ALMOST broke today. The disk spins around and makes a weird noise,but my parents decided it still works When it breaks, I'll have myself a free 5 mW red laser! I think. It's only a reader, so it should only be low powered right?


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You know, you can get 5mW red laser diodes off eBay for pretty cheap, I've picked up three for a buck once. ;D
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I don't have an eBay account and am too lazy to buy them off ebay :

Its easier for me to just wait for this DVD player to break LOL

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Considering you need a housing with a lens to put the diode into, and the housing usually comes with a 5mW laser anyway, why bother?
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I have a bunch of diodes (with driver) extracted intact from the DX modules. I'd be happy to send ya some for the cost of shipping... Just need a module to put them in, LOL.
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Default Re: SO CLOSE TO A FREE DIODE

Go to radio shack and buy a $5.00 &lt;5mw laser pointer.... You can do this on your way home from any activity that takes place outside of the house... Now you dont have to wait! ;D
For a &lt;5mw red, It's really cheaper than buying all of the parts to build your own.
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