Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Tutorials, Help & Repairs



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-26-2008, 04:54 AM #17
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 10
Omega is on a distinguished road
Omega Omega is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 10
Omega is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Advice on laser pointer.

ah, gotcha. well hopefully i can lathe out a nice one from aluminum.
and true, but close enough hah. closest to blue without spending a few grand on a 473nm atleast.


Omega is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 07-27-2008, 10:37 PM #18
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 10
Omega is on a distinguished road
Omega Omega is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 10
Omega is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Advice on laser pointer.

just out of curiosity. is there any common mistakes first time laser builders experience?
im aware of that you cant expose the LD to heat for too long. anything else?
Omega is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 10:44 PM #19
daguin's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
daguin daguin is offline
Super Moderator
daguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Advice on laser pointer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omega
just out of curiosity. is there any common mistakes first time laser builders experience?
im aware of that you cant expose the LD to heat for too long. anything else?
I think that you have already pointed out the number one mistake, too much heat.

I think the second would be physically damaging the diode, ripping off a pin, "smacking" the can, breaking the window

Third is ESD (maybe 2 & 3 would be tied for second)

Peace,
dave
__________________
How To Get Along In and Be Accepted in the Forum

If you got some value out of reading this forum, how about donating $2 to keep it going?
Click Here to donate

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-William Shakespeare
daguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 10:47 PM #20
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 10
Omega is on a distinguished road
Omega Omega is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 10
Omega is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Advice on laser pointer.

alright, i already planned to be extremely delicate with it, but oh my, i entirely forgot about ESD. is there some secret way to easily prevent it? dont you have to like touch a grounded piece of metal or something?
Omega is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 10:50 PM #21
daguin's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
daguin daguin is offline
Super Moderator
daguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Advice on laser pointer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omega
alright, i already planned to be extremely delicate with it, but oh my, i entirely forgot about ESD. is there some secret way to easily prevent it? dont you have to like touch a grounded piece of metal or something?
Wear a grounding strap

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5451

Peace,
dave
__________________
How To Get Along In and Be Accepted in the Forum

If you got some value out of reading this forum, how about donating $2 to keep it going?
Click Here to donate

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-William Shakespeare
daguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 11:55 PM #22
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 10
Omega is on a distinguished road
Omega Omega is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 125
Rep Power: 10
Omega is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Advice on laser pointer.

is there anything DX doesnt have? ill have to order that along with whatever host i get.
thanks :]
Omega is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:15 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC