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Default Handheld laser from a dvd burner?

Hello. Few hours ago i found and old dvd burner and i got a red laser out of it. And now i want to build a handheld laser.

What do i need? What kind of lense, what kind of driver?

(Please link Europe selling websites or ebay if possible)

And what nm do red dvd lasers have? So i can buy appropriate protection glasses for it.

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You can buy this driver:
http://www.illumn.com/nautilus-integ...xdrive-v5.html
You can buy this host:
http://www.survivallaser.com/Surviva...8_7738422.aspx
This pill:
http://www.survivallaser.com/Driver_...8_7162244.aspx
This contact board:
http://www.survivallaser.com/Blank_B...8_7704068.aspx
This module:
http://www.survivallaser.com/12mm_Di...8_3367131.aspx
This lens:
http://www.survivallaser.com/635-685...8_4088031.aspx
And these safety glasses:
http://www.survivallaser.com/Eagle_P...8_5258175.aspx
And then you just need an 18650 battery and charger then you're ready to go!

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You can buy this driver:
Nautilus Integration Micro FlexDrive V5
You can buy this host:
Survival Laser C6 Host Assembly
This pill:
Driver Pill & Brass Ring
This contact board:
Survival Laser Driver
This module:
12mm Diode Module & Focusing Ring for 5.6mm Diodes
This lens:
635-685nm AR Coated Acrylic Lens Assembly
And these safety glasses:
Eagle Pair® 190-400nm & 580-760nm Laser Safety Goggles
And then you just need an 18650 battery and charger then you're ready to go!
In total... $57.
Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy an already assembled laser for that price?

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Maybe but half the fun of a laser is building it.
Plus it will be higher quality than any Chinese laser you buy.
You could make a lab style laser for the price of just a module and lm317 driver.
About 6 bucks if you want to go that route.
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Maybe but half the fun of a laser is building it.
Plus it will be higher quality than any Chinese laser you buy.
You could make a lab style laser for the price of just a module and lm317 driver.
About 6 bucks if you want to go that route.
Hm... Is it technically possible to make a handheld laser for <$20?

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Technically, maybe yes, but it would suck.
You should just spend the extra money to build a laser you have some pride in and enjoy using.
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Here is a tutorial for one under $30
Super cheap and easy red burner build for the masses!
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