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Old 05-06-2007, 04:37 PM #1
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Default Taking a red $20 laser pointer apart

I have a 20 dollar red laser pointer that I got from office max. I've heard alot about pot mods and other modifications but will they work on this laser?
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Does anybody know how to take it apart?
I have the cap off but I don't know how to remove the Circuit board and all that stuff without braking it?

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I'm sure if you post some pics then we can see what you have there and be able to help you
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Ok, here it is. :-/




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a little blurry ;D ;D but hopefully it'll work

but I would also like to learn about pot modding
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To get a rough idea CLICK HERE>>> http://www.laserpointerforums.com/fo...num=1177067024
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many/most red lasers aren't "pot moddable" I think any mod you do may to involve changing the diode itself to get more power...
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Default Re: Taking a red $20 laser pointer apart

Yep, Steve is correct, the output on pretty much all reds is a direct ratio to how much voltage you input, most reds are directly wired to the battery, with maybe a small resistor in series and don't have any kind of overdrive protection.

The pulsar from wicked will blow if you use Lithiums in it (3.4V) , yet my lil 10mw 635nm red will happily take 3.6V

I am afraid with reds , it's pretty much trial and error, so if this is the start of a hobby, expect to blow a diode or two

Have fun.

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