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Old 05-19-2013, 01:39 PM #1
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Default Help...I am not sure what to do

Hi! After watching a couple of youtube videos , I decided that I wanted to modify a laser pointer.... I went to a store and bought the only model of laser pointer ( came with 2 led bulbs)


I took it apart and got this....





It is unlike anything that I have seen in the youtube videos. ....
Can anyone please tell me how I should proceed? Thank you very much.



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I assume you mean you want to pot mod the laser. Yours does not have a pot so you cant mod it. Besides you will kill the laser if you pot mod it.
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So is there any other way that I can make it stronger? If not, how can I make sure that a laser pointer has a pot the next time I buy one? Thank you.

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Pot modding lasers does not work. The pot modding motion was started about 4-5 years ago when green lasers were only just becoming commercially available. Back then they were designed with some headroom, so it was possible to turn up the power a bit. These days they're already being pushed to the limit, so pot modding usually just kills the laser instantly, and if not, dramatically reduces it's lifetime. You can not pot mod a red laser like that one, it only worked with green lasers as they use a much higher power pump diode. You might be able to turn it up a few mW, but there is no point.

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Can someone post the url of the best n cheapest way to build my own laser? Thx
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I do what I can....

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