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Old 08-22-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default How to make a red laser pointer burn things

Hi i would like to make a red laser pointer burn things but i don't know how to? Yes i checked youtube and they do have videos on the subject but they are for green pointers. I also don't want to smash up my DVD burner either just to make a normal laser pointer burn things. I do not wish to use this in an immature manner. PLease help me :-/

P.S: One like this
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you wont be able to make the one you like burn that will push tops 5mw

you need a lot more than that.

try looking at the many thread and stickies in the red laser section and the mod section
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:16 PM   #3
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I have about three laser pointers what about this one
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:56 PM   #4
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the cheapest you can get one is only if your not in us then you can get it for $44 shipped.if your in the us maybe $65
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Default Re: How to make a red laser pointer burn things

any key chain laser will not be strong enough.

and if you can post a link to the laser and info about it we will be able to help a lot more than just pictures
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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any key chain laser will not be strong enough.

and if you can post a link to the laser and info about it we will be able to help a lot more than just pictures
well how many mw do you need and i might buy a green 5mw laser because there is guides to modifying them on youtube
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Don't trust youtube for laser modifications. Most of them are fake/will destroy your laser diode.
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ALL of them will destroy your laser .
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The video dosn't mention the diode actually they use another tecnique
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Its not as simple to turn the pot thingy or remove a resistor to make a high power laser............................
the manufacture would have done it for you & charged way more!
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Yea, they open up the laser, adjusts the pot to give the laser more current, making it more powerful. BUT it doesn't work. More current - more juice to the diode - and ZZAPP! Your diode is dead. As mentioned above, do NOT trust youtube tutorials. Most things has a limit, laser diodes as well. You can't push the power beyond that limit. If you do, you will have to give your dead laser diode a burial.

And you won't be able to make an lil 5mw red laser pointer to a burning one. You need a more powerful diode than in that one. You can get a laser diode powerful enough at www.stonetek.org/shop. Then, I suggest you browse the forum for laser tutorials, there are loads of 'em.
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Default Re: How to make a red laser pointer burn things

those you tube videos also lack what laser they use and all lasers are different. you can sometime do a pot adjustment on those greens but i would not go much further than that if you want it to live very long.

do it right and buy the parts for a red and build it yourself.
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If you dip your laser in water, it will make it 500mW.

Seriously though, here we go again.

These forums are FILLED with information, and things like this become quite redundant.

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STYROPYROS vid is perfect for your here --> http://www.metacafe.com/watch/113120..._pointer_into_
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Its not as simple to turn the pot thingy
Or "tighten the screw" as some say :
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[quote author=moond0ggie link=1219432271/0#9 date=1219439610]Its not as simple to turn the pot thingy
Or "tighten the screw" as some say *:[/quote]


I've been turning for 20 minutes and it's not tight yet. I want to burn a money sign into something with these included diffraction caps!!!

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