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Default Where to buy Diodes in the UK

I am planning on making my first DIY laser and i have all the parts ready to make the driver but i don't know where to get a laser diode. I was going to get a used DVD burner from ebay but i wondered if there is anywhere else i could get a diode.


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Have you tried "OdicForce" yet? Don't forget safety glasses/goggles!
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Have you tried "OdicForce" yet? Don't forget safety glasses/goggles!

Agreed, try OdiForce if you don't want to ship over seas. Looks like they sell safety glasses too!
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Default Re: Where to buy Diodes in the UK

I've never bothered with buying from the UK, most of my lasers come from the US (DTR usually ) or China. But Odiforce seems to be a good option. Usually the prices are better outside the UK, but the 1W 520 has caught my eye for not a bad price..
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