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Old 08-22-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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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 :-/

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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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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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Old 08-22-2008, 08:54 PM   #9
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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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[quote author=moond0ggie link=1219432271/0#9 date=1219439610]Its not as simple to turn the pot thingy
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^^^I wonder if that will work? I have a bunch of those but havent tried them on my high power yet.
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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.
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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.
Use an external lens, make the power density smaller. You can turn up the current to your diode with the potentiometer only if it can handle the extra current. I wouldn't recommend it though, it's likely to kill your laser.

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How does one manage to find a 5 year old thread?

Eishen, what you may want to do is called "Pot modding" and long story short, it's pretty much CPU overclocking's retarded brother.

DO NOT try to "make normal laser pointer burn". You'll just end up without a laser pointer at all. Either buy or make a laser that's designed to have high output power from the start.
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Did anyone notice he just copied the OP?
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