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Old 06-25-2008, 08:27 PM #17
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Default Re: how i thought a laser worked when i was younge

take apart an ipod and clowns and fruit and slaves and walruses and who knows what is gonna come running out. im afraid of taking them apart.


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[quote author=Diachi link=1214034173/12#14 date=1214411313][quote author=nikokapo link=1214034173/0#11 date=1214178965]I knew there was a "brick with some electronic stuff" that magically went into a glass thingy that i couldnt reach with my finger.
the batts had to touch that spring

i was disassembling stuff since i was 4 years old (yeah, every toy i had was disassembled and re-assembled just for fun, to look at what was inside).
im sure most of you did that too.



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OH, the warranty just voided! now i can open my LCD monitor!!!!!
Exactly the way I think !

"Is the keyboard on that laptop working, no ?, well lets rip it apart"

yes I actually did this, I even ripped apart the screen on it, theres a few line generating reflective surfaces in there that are quite cool.

I basically take apart anything that no longer has a use, and if it still has a use I rebuild it or find another use for it !

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Same here, haven't you ever ripped something apart just to see what's inside? Even if it was working but you just didn't use it anymore...
I usually take apart stuff that doesn't work anymore, trying not to break the structure, everything can be disassembled and reassembled (not iPods though :P). And then you take out whatever you think will be useful in the future!: Motors, diodes, metal bars, magnets, motors, motors, cool buttons, etc...[/quote]

Its true, I have drawers and boxes full of old parts from asorted things, motors, fans, lights, chips, capacitors, batteries, heatsinks, chunks of metal, you name its there. Men are all the same we keep stuff and justify it by saying : "I'm sure I will find a use for it in the future"

I do it my dad does it, my dads collegues do it, my friends do it, every guy I know does it, its just a guyish thing to do, its great some of the stuff you find and some of the stuff you learn, even the injuries you recieve are good for learning from !

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I have burned myself in every way it is possible to burn yourself (machining sparks and metal shavings, soldering iron, black powder, poppers, and lots of oils and flammable chemicals) and I never learned from them. =P

My excuse for having random things is 'There's going to be a time when i really need it and I will hit myself for throwing it out'.
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Same as my excuse.

I have had soldering iron burns ( currently one on my thumb ), ice burns ( yes I have 1 on my hand right now ), spark burns, molten plastic burns (they are the worst ), acid burns and molten metal burns ( mainly lead or solder )

And the ice burn was from an experiment, not so much a burn its more frostbite than a burn :P

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I can't believe you forgot lasers : I mean, who hasn't burn himself with a laser?

When I first got a laser pointer I was thinking that it's just some kind of collimated beam of light since it diverged(and I thought that all lasers have 0 divergence) and that the dot wasn't perfectly round. ;D
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Well, when I was a kid I thought cats and dogs were the same species, just that dogs were male and cats were female.

I can't beat daguin's for his, uhh, retro-ness... but when I was a kid we didn't have LED's, except maybe on really expensive stereo equipment.. so I really didn't have a chance to develop that theory... I read up at the library on how lasers work, and all they had were books describing ruby lasers, so that's all I knew about until a friend of mine bought a &lt;5mw keychain pointer in the early 90's for something like $100.

Anyways, since this thread is completely off track, I've had the following types of burns: incendiary, high voltage discharge, explosives, soldering iron burns covering more than 2 square inches cumulatively, molten metals, molten polymers, molten rock, molten glass, acid burns (sulphuric, nitric, hydrofluoric), alkali burns (sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide), light burns (lasers, sunburn, fresnel lens), and frostbite (dry ice, liquid nitrogen, atmospheric exposure in a mountainous environment).
If anyone can think of any other types of burns, I'd like to hear about them as I'd like to try whatever activity I might be at risk of them.
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a year ago(I'm still little ).i thought you could take a funnel made out of mirror and put around a light and get a laser
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Haha! I thought that too. ( I was older than you are now when I thought of that) I think I even drew up a diagram when I was bored in school one day picturing my &quot;laser&quot;. ;D
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Well, when I was a kid I thought cats and dogs were the same species, just that dogs were male and cats were female.

I can't beat daguin's for his, uhh, retro-ness... but when I was a kid we didn't have LED's, except maybe on really expensive stereo equipment.. so I really didn't have a chance to develop that theory... I read up at the library on how lasers work, and all they had were books describing ruby lasers, so that's all I knew about until a friend of mine bought a &lt;5mw keychain pointer in the early 90's for something like $100.

Anyways, since this thread is completely off track, I've had the following types of burns: incendiary, high voltage discharge, explosives, soldering iron burns covering more than 2 square inches cumulatively, molten metals, molten polymers, molten rock, molten glass, acid burns (sulphuric, nitric, hydrofluoric), alkali burns (sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide), light burns (lasers, sunburn, fresnel lens), and frostbite (dry ice, liquid nitrogen, atmospheric exposure in a mountainous environment).
If anyone can think of any other types of burns, I'd like to hear about them as I'd like to try whatever activity I might be at risk of them.

How about a hot glue gun? ;D I can't count how many times I've been burned by hot glue....the worst ones are where you go to pull the glue off and your skin comes with it! I've also been burned many times loading my woodstove...but nothing real bad. But that doesn't sound as bad as some of the stuff you've been burned by!
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How about a hot glue gun? ;D I can't count how many times I've been burned by hot glue....the worst ones are where you go to pull the glue off and your skin comes with it! I've also been burned many times loading my woodstove...but nothing real bad. But that doesn't sound as bad as some of the stuff you've been burned by!
Hot glue would fall under &quot;molten polymers&quot; ... oh, and I figured out what it was I haven't been burned by... nuclear radiation. I've never had nuclear radiation burns. Come to think of it, I can live without that experience, actually.
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Hot glue only burns when it sits on your skin for a while. When you smudge it with your finger the heat gets dispersed and doesn't hurt anymore.
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Tip : Do not drip burning plastic onto gun powder, it explodes sending molten plastic flying in all directions, most of it lands on your hands and arms , and it hurts a lot, I didnt think it was a bad idea, at the time.

And also, the skin on the frostbite just pealed, its very itchy, wont be doing that again ...


The cuts I hate the most are the ones you get from sharp objects, eg broken glass, stanley blades, or the tips of guitar strings. Those cuts are always deep and you can feel the skin move about and tear more when you move, I had one that was 3 inches long on my foot, was horrible when I had to walk down the stairs to get plasters, I could feel it tear !

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Tip : Do not drip burning plastic onto gun powder, it explodes sending molten plastic flying in all directions, most of it lands on your hands and arms , and it hurts a lot, I didnt think it was a bad idea, at the time.

And also, the skin on the frostbite just pealed, its very itchy, wont be doing that again ...


The cuts I hate the most are the ones you get from sharp objects, eg broken glass, stanley blades, or the tips of guitar strings. Those cuts are always deep and you can feel the skin move about and tear more when you move, I had one that was 3 inches long on my foot, was horrible when I had to walk down the stairs to get plasters, I could feel it tear !

And now that you all want to puke, I end my post.

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Default Re: how i thought a laser worked when i was younge

I've never tried glue ... I usually just stretch a plaster over it with some tape that pulls both sides together kinda like those (butterfly?) stitches.

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Good I'm not the only one who super glues cuts closed! I thought maybe my dad and I were just a bit crazy.... [We still are though. : ] ;D ;D
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I use electrical tape and bits of tissue for plasters you can make it water proof aswell if your willing to put quite a bit of tape on your cut.
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