Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser you may want to check out the database of laser pointer companies. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.

 Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers Reddit Secret Santa Laser Pointer Company Database     Laser Top Sites List     Lasers by Type     Green Lasers

11-28-2014, 10:49 PM #1
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: Germany Posts: 4,239 Rep Power: 292
Elektrotechniker
Class 3B Laser

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 4,239
Rep Power: 292
Reddit Secret Santa

So who's taking part in this? I signed up for this, since LPF doesn't host a Secret Santa this year

Last edited by Elektrotechniker; 11-28-2014 at 10:49 PM.

11-28-2014, 11:26 PM #2
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: Jan 2014 Location: Deployed to Iraq Posts: 4,234 Rep Power: 2080
Class 3B Laser

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Deployed to Iraq
Posts: 4,234
Rep Power: 2080
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

What is it?
__________________

http://www.lexellaser.com/techinfo_wavelengths.htm

Laser Safety:
http://www.laserpointersafety.com/index.html

Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation specification to calculate the needed lens diameter for a given FL:
http://www.1728.org/angsize.htm

Divergence to spot size calculator: http://tinyurl.com/spotsize - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which from the earth would expand to be ~10% the diameters of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: http://www.pseudonomen.com/lasers/ca...alculator.html - Measure your lasers beamwidth at 1 foot & then at a further distance to calculate the divergence.

Online calculator to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers @ distances: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: http://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measur...ity-calculator

How to build a laser beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

RHD's Relative Perceived Brightness Calculator. Compare brightness @nm: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/relativebrightness

YAG Power Calculator, i.e. convert ns @ mJ to peak power in watts http://tinyurl.com/YAG-Pulse

The forum costs more to run than donations received, if you wish to help click this link: http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm

_______

11-28-2014, 11:30 PM #3
 Class 2M Laser Join Date: Oct 2013 Location: Ohio Posts: 542 Rep Power: 131
FlutterPie
Class 2M Laser

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 542
Rep Power: 131
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Laser Project What is it?
Reddit is doing a secret santa thing. That's what hes talking about.
__________________

“If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t include the right to experiment with your
own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.”
-Terence McKenna

11-28-2014, 11:31 PM #4
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: Jan 2014 Location: Deployed to Iraq Posts: 4,234 Rep Power: 2080
Class 3B Laser

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Deployed to Iraq
Posts: 4,234
Rep Power: 2080
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

OK, I will google what that is, I have never heard of secret santa.

Edit: OK, back. I never heard of Reddit before either, I see now. Interesting I will sign up.
__________________

http://www.lexellaser.com/techinfo_wavelengths.htm

Laser Safety:
http://www.laserpointersafety.com/index.html

Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation specification to calculate the needed lens diameter for a given FL:
http://www.1728.org/angsize.htm

Divergence to spot size calculator: http://tinyurl.com/spotsize - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which from the earth would expand to be ~10% the diameters of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: http://www.pseudonomen.com/lasers/ca...alculator.html - Measure your lasers beamwidth at 1 foot & then at a further distance to calculate the divergence.

Online calculator to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers @ distances: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: http://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measur...ity-calculator

How to build a laser beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

RHD's Relative Perceived Brightness Calculator. Compare brightness @nm: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/relativebrightness

YAG Power Calculator, i.e. convert ns @ mJ to peak power in watts http://tinyurl.com/YAG-Pulse

The forum costs more to run than donations received, if you wish to help click this link: http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm

_______

Last edited by Alaskan; 11-28-2014 at 11:34 PM.

11-28-2014, 11:38 PM #5
 Class 2M Laser Join Date: Oct 2013 Location: Ohio Posts: 542 Rep Power: 131
FlutterPie
Class 2M Laser

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 542
Rep Power: 131
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Laser Project OK, I will google what that is, I have never heard of secret santa. Edit: OK, back. I never heard of Reddit before either, I see now. Interesting I will sign up.
Its the front page of the internet...
__________________

“If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t include the right to experiment with your
own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.”
-Terence McKenna

11-29-2014, 12:00 AM #6
 Class 1M Laser Join Date: Aug 2014 Location: Beijing, China, Earth. Posts: 175 Rep Power: 20
NRGLite
Class 1M Laser

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Beijing, China, Earth.
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 20
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

I agree, flutterpie, it is the front page of the internet
Reddit is basically a place where you can chat and blog and rant and do all kinds of stuff you do...
Not like you can't do those on laserpointerforums though XD.
Secret Santa is like this: You research about this random person that you are paired up with and look through his/her history (yes, you get to do that). Then you decide on something that he/she would really like and buy it (Reddit says preferably over 20 dollars otherwise he/she would be pissed [not what Reddit says exactly]) And on Christmas you send his/her gift out and get your own from him/her, and post yourself on Reddit doing....whatever with your new gift!
If someone were to browse through my reddit history, someone would really find lots to do with tech stuff
I just might do Secret Santa. I browse a lot on /r/hardwareswap.
Cheers and happy santaing!
PS buy now while prices are slashed

EDIT: No, actualoly I'm not doing SS. And I didn't know LPF ever did a secret santa thing, if we are going to do it I'm in! (wish list: 2 gb)
__________________

This guy's not getting blinded. Got the safety.
In school; gonna take me time to answer stuff.
1W 445 nm laser.
Resurrected green 5 mW green module
There are two kinds of light: one that illumines and one that glares

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET HIGHLY OFF-TOPIC:
Here
"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; if thine enemy be thirsty, give him water to drink;so will you heap burning coals upon his head, and God will reward thee."-Proverbs.

Last edited by NRGLite; 11-29-2014 at 12:02 AM.

11-29-2014, 12:09 AM #7
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: Jan 2014 Location: Deployed to Iraq Posts: 4,234 Rep Power: 2080
Class 3B Laser

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Deployed to Iraq
Posts: 4,234
Rep Power: 2080
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

OK, I've been working too many years on the other side of the planet, then returned to Alaska... so, never heard of Reddit but I did go to their web page today. I will contribute 20 next paycheck
__________________

http://www.lexellaser.com/techinfo_wavelengths.htm

Laser Safety:
http://www.laserpointersafety.com/index.html

Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation specification to calculate the needed lens diameter for a given FL:
http://www.1728.org/angsize.htm

Divergence to spot size calculator: http://tinyurl.com/spotsize - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which from the earth would expand to be ~10% the diameters of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: http://www.pseudonomen.com/lasers/ca...alculator.html - Measure your lasers beamwidth at 1 foot & then at a further distance to calculate the divergence.

Online calculator to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers @ distances: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: http://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measur...ity-calculator

How to build a laser beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

RHD's Relative Perceived Brightness Calculator. Compare brightness @nm: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/relativebrightness

YAG Power Calculator, i.e. convert ns @ mJ to peak power in watts http://tinyurl.com/YAG-Pulse

The forum costs more to run than donations received, if you wish to help click this link: http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm

_______

11-29-2014, 12:18 AM #8
 Class 1M Laser Join Date: Aug 2014 Location: Beijing, China, Earth. Posts: 175 Rep Power: 20
NRGLite
Class 1M Laser

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Beijing, China, Earth.
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 20
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

Laser project is on it to make someone happy! Anyone else?
__________________

This guy's not getting blinded. Got the safety.
In school; gonna take me time to answer stuff.
1W 445 nm laser.
Resurrected green 5 mW green module
There are two kinds of light: one that illumines and one that glares

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET HIGHLY OFF-TOPIC:
Here
"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; if thine enemy be thirsty, give him water to drink;so will you heap burning coals upon his head, and God will reward thee."-Proverbs.

11-29-2014, 12:36 AM #9
 Super Moderator Join Date: Feb 2011 Location: Canada Posts: 6,987 Rep Power: 1012
ARG
Super Moderator

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,987
Rep Power: 1012
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

I would do it, but my friend has done it twice before and never got anything so I'm a bit wary.

11-29-2014, 12:50 AM #10
 Class 1M Laser Join Date: Aug 2014 Location: Beijing, China, Earth. Posts: 175 Rep Power: 20
NRGLite
Class 1M Laser

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Beijing, China, Earth.
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 20
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

Jerks outside the Spirit of Christmas.
__________________

This guy's not getting blinded. Got the safety.
In school; gonna take me time to answer stuff.
1W 445 nm laser.
Resurrected green 5 mW green module
There are two kinds of light: one that illumines and one that glares

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET HIGHLY OFF-TOPIC:
Here
"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; if thine enemy be thirsty, give him water to drink;so will you heap burning coals upon his head, and God will reward thee."-Proverbs.

11-29-2014, 08:47 AM #11
 Class 2M Laser Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Brighton,MI Posts: 928 Rep Power: 111
starlight
Class 2M Laser

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Brighton,MI
Posts: 928
Rep Power: 111
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Laser Project I never heard of Reddit before either, I see now. Interesting I will sign up.
don't feel left out I've never heard of Reddit until today either. Googling it now to see finally for the first time "the first page on the internet".
I guess they assume they know about it so eveyone does. And if Reddit is the first page what is on the second page? Just kidding
P.S. I've never been on Facebook either....time to explore the web a little this winter
__________________
Lasers:
405nm E-bay 303 host (peak 113mW) 13% IR dead
405nm Ehgemus host 900mW (peak 635mW 3E lens) had 2 both died in first minute
450nm home made labby NUBM44 6w (peak 7.2w)
445nm Ehgemus RPL host 3W (peak 3.5W)
445nm home made labby 3W (peak 3.1W)
445nm 501b by Blord 2.5W (peak 2.7W)
447nm Dragon Lasers Spartan 1W (peak 1.3W)
520nm custom Ehgemus host NDG7475 1W (peak 1.5W)
520nm Ehgemus host PL520-B1 120mW (peak 143mW)
532nm labby 500mW (peak 630mW)
532nm Dragon Lasers Viper 75mW (peak 122mW)
532nm C6 host (peak 103mW)
532nm E-Bay 303 host 200mW (peak 95mW) 15% IR
589nm Dragon Lasers Spartan 50mW (peak 115mW)
650nm C6 host (peak 153mW)
650nm E-Bay 303 host 200mW (peak 141mW) 75% IR
650nm DVD diode Mini Mag host 54mW (my first build)
650nm dollar store mini pen 5mW X2

808nm Wicked Lasers E2 400mW (peak 598mW)

Dragon Lasers 10x Beam Expander
Dragon Lasers "new" 2x Beam Expander
Dragon Lasers DGTBF
Dragon Lasers LSG02 goggles 190-548nm
Eagle Pair SL-BLG2 goggles 190-540nm

LPM:
nospin Ophir 20c-A-1-Y MrCrouse full wrap heatsinked

Flashlights:
Fenix tk61vn

11-30-2014, 03:19 AM #12
 Class 3B Laser Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: Germany Posts: 4,239 Rep Power: 292
Elektrotechniker
Class 3B Laser

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 4,239
Rep Power: 292
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

One day left until matching. LOL I wonder who my secret santa is gonna be. I hope it's Bill Gates

Last edited by Elektrotechniker; 11-30-2014 at 03:21 AM.

12-02-2014, 10:41 PM #13
 Class 1M Laser Join Date: Aug 2014 Location: Beijing, China, Earth. Posts: 175 Rep Power: 20
NRGLite
Class 1M Laser

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Beijing, China, Earth.
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 20
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

Well, Secret Santa has already ended the entering, so even if you have a craving to peek into someone else's Reddit history, it's too late now () GL with everyone who is doing it, and Happy Holidays!!!
__________________

This guy's not getting blinded. Got the safety.
In school; gonna take me time to answer stuff.
1W 445 nm laser.
Resurrected green 5 mW green module
There are two kinds of light: one that illumines and one that glares

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET HIGHLY OFF-TOPIC:
Here
"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; if thine enemy be thirsty, give him water to drink;so will you heap burning coals upon his head, and God will reward thee."-Proverbs.

12-03-2014, 02:22 AM #14
 Banned Join Date: Oct 2014 Location: Maryland, USA Posts: 1,310 Rep Power: 0
USAbro
Banned

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 1,310
Rep Power: 0
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

I thought I heard reddit was a **** site. Now I know otherwise.

12-03-2014, 03:01 PM #15
 Class 1M Laser Join Date: Aug 2014 Location: Beijing, China, Earth. Posts: 175 Rep Power: 20
NRGLite
Class 1M Laser

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Beijing, China, Earth.
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 20
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

It is not! BTW why are you changing that picture and sig so often?
__________________

This guy's not getting blinded. Got the safety.
In school; gonna take me time to answer stuff.
1W 445 nm laser.
Resurrected green 5 mW green module
There are two kinds of light: one that illumines and one that glares

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET HIGHLY OFF-TOPIC:
Here
"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; if thine enemy be thirsty, give him water to drink;so will you heap burning coals upon his head, and God will reward thee."-Proverbs.

12-03-2014, 03:52 PM #16
 Banned Join Date: Oct 2014 Location: Maryland, USA Posts: 1,310 Rep Power: 0
USAbro
Banned

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 1,310
Rep Power: 0
Re: Reddit Secret Santa

Yeah I heard that from an unreputable source.
I'm changing it to find a good profile pic. One I'll stay with. Is it bad too?

 Thread Tools Display Modes Linear Mode

 Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code is On Smilies are On [IMG] code is On HTML code is OffTrackbacks are On Pingbacks are On Refbacks are On Forum Rules

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:33 PM.

 -- DarkShadows V5 -- Responsive LPF -2562016 -- Default Style Contact Us - Laser Pointer Forums - Archive - Top