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Default Help with first laser build!

So I'm just getting into lasers, and already have bought a few from several different companies, and now am thinking about building my own. I think the way these things work is incredible! Anyway, I just need some help from you pro's out there, I'm not sure even where to begin or what to buy or where to get the materials... My goal is a red or green laser preferably 300+ mW. Thanks for any help!


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Default Re: Help with first laser build!

Come back and explain these things to me before i (or anyone else) helps you:

The laser diode
laser diode driver
heatsinks and whey they are important
laser modules
collminating lenses (glass vs acrylic)
what is a mW and W
what is Wavelength
pros and cons of red vs green lasers
Laser safety

I think this should help you decide for your self. ask questions if you really get stumped.

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Default Re: Help with first laser build!

Research research research. Some people won't be too happy or willing to help you because all the questions you asked have already been answered on the forum. After you look up information on your own and still have questions feel free to PM me.

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