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Old 07-16-2010, 01:12 PM #1
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Red face Im completly new to building, Help!

I've never built a laser before but id really like to, i want to build one thats either green or blue, and at least 200+mw

Can someone please help me cause i dont even know where to start


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diode+driver+power supply=basic laser

you may also need a test load i you dont know how to make your own. if you want a cheap driver search the forum for a DDL driver as well as how to make your own test loads.

once you get that done you can find a host to put it in
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need a lense too lol. and hence a module to put the diode and lense in. heatsink will be important for 200mW+. do some searching, theres plenty of info about.
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need a lense too lol. and hence a module to put the diode and lense in. heatsink will be important for 200mW+. do some searching, theres plenty of info about.
lol yeah i guess i did forget to mention the module..
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also if you want a truely diy you will not be able to do green. go to the green section and read the stickies to find out why.

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See if this thread helps any. It's a new one so let me know if there's anything you'd like to see in there.

The, "I want to build a laser", Thread

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