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Old 08-06-2013, 05:35 AM #1
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okay, so I haven't been freshened up on lasers in a long time, and now I have money to spend (not a lot) and I want build a red laser that can burn. I will post links to the parts and I want to know if I have everything, or if I need something else. feel free to post suggestions

Driver - Amazon.com: AixiZ 2 pack red and IR laser diode driver 80-500mA w/TTL: Everything Else

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Housing - http://www.cajunlasers.com/store/ind...&products_id=2

I think i'm missing something besides wire and power supply, but what is it? thank in advance and feel free to message me too if you'd like to mentor me on this build. also, some assembly tips would be nice


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cajun lasers went out of business so need to find another source for a host. also must make sure the driver you buy is preset at the current you want and will fit into the pill of the host.

the BIGGEST thing you missed is a pair of PROPER safety glasses to cover the red spectrum!!!!!

DONT build or buy a laser WITHOUT buying safety glasses first, especially if you are going to be burning with it
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it looks like Cajun is still open right now for a clearance sale, and I think the driver will work. any glasses you'd recommend?
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with Cajun being down my choice for modules is the 5 pack that he moved to ebay for 9, or going to survivallasers and getting my module and lenses separate, both are almost the same price, and the 5 pack would be probably better since I plan to build 2 devices
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Default Re: do i have everything for a laser?

you are missing the point of my post.......YOU NEED SAFETY GLASSES
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no I get the point, I've got a pair in the mail as we speak
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