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Old 01-23-2010, 08:01 PM #1
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I live in a Central FL area. Anyone who likes building lasers in the area want to come help/teach me how to build one.. I'll supply all the mats, food, beer, weed, whatev.


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Shame im in London UK, with hospitality like that I would have been round helping you build one
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Default Re: I want to build a DIY laser

If "whatev" can stretch to an aeroplane ticket and accommodation, I too am in!

If it can't, the next best thing is to read and look at how other people's builds work, and learn by trial and error (always have 2 diodes, one *will* die the first time you build one!)

This guide's a bit outdated but may still be of use:
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Everyone has to murder a diode first time! Make it a cheap one....
Read and learn. Glad to see a builder rather than an appliance operator.

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If "whatev" can stretch to an aeroplane ticket and accommodation, I too am in!

If it can't, the next best thing is to read and look at how other people's builds work, and learn by trial and error (always have 2 diodes, one *will* die the first time you build one!)

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accommodation I can do.. but it's a couch and a pillow
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Where in central FL. do you live. I live in Lakeland.
I might have one Sunday free to show you the basics.
To be really good at it, you would have to learn the amount of info. you would have to know for a college course.
I don't claim to be an expert, but I have built a dozen or so. Pointers ,flashlight style and labbies.
I also have been dabbling in making my own hosts. ( I own a small machine shop)
I make most of my own drivers, when size doesn't matter.
I am also experimenting with modifying LED boost drivers ($2.88 a piece) to run PHR LD's also.
To everybody on this board! I could not have done anything without all of your help

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Erek --

You are asking for someone to come teach you electronics, optics, physics and more in an afternoon! WOW... Who here is up to that or are you asking for someone to come build you an appliance with their equipment? WOW --- What an offer!!

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You are asking for someone to come teach you electronics, optics, physics and more in an afternoon! WOW... Who here is up to that or are you asking for someone to come build you an appliance with their equipment? WOW --- What an offer!!

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If someone asked me to come help them with something I was good at.. building a computer perhaps.. supplied all the materials, bought me food, smoked me out.. I would consider doing it. As for learning electronics, optics and physics in an afternoon.. I don't need to learn the theory and history of lasers and electronics. I'm sure assembling a laser is not rocket science. I'm not an idiot, i could learn how to put together a laser in an afternoon. You don't have to act so condescending, if you think its a bad deal, then don't take me up on it.. some people LIKE to share their knowledge.
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