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Default $125 budget 1W laser?

any chance that I can DIY a 1W 445nm laser for $125?
i dont care if its hand held or not, just as long as it can output 1W and can continuous work for atleast 3 mins

or should I just save up another $75 to buy the 1W 445nm pointer from o-like?


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Default Re: $125 budget 1W laser?

Before you buy or build your first high power laser please read up on the dangers and safety precautions.

Once you have done that read my tutorial on how to make a 1.4w 445 for less then $84! Link is in my signature.

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any chance that I can DIY a 1W 445nm laser for $125?
i dont care if its hand held or not, just as long as it can output 1W and can continuous work for atleast 3 mins

or should I just save up another $75 to buy the 1W 445nm pointer from o-like?
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You can build a 1W 445 for right around $100.00 if You shop wisely.
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I think I beat you to the post
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Default Re: $125 budget 1W laser?

We were writing at the same time I wager. You hit submit before I did.
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Lol its all good.
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Default Re: $125 budget 1W laser?

thanks for the replies guys
1.4 watts is more than enough to light matches right?
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Default Re: $125 budget 1W laser?

Way overkill for matches. A 100mW focused can light matches.
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Default Re: $125 budget 1W laser?

1.4W to light a match?
At about 15 ft away it can light a match
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Default Re: $125 budget 1W laser?

i ordered a 200mW green from dealextreme a week ago, cant wait till it arrives
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1.4W to light a match?
At about 15 ft away it can light a match
well does it pop popcorn kernels?
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Default Re: $125 budget 1W laser?

I actually tried that and it just burn a hole in it, fogged up my lens, and made it unusable.

It was kindof my fault for holding the laser directly over it for 2 mins burning a hole through it and having the smoke go straight up into the lens...
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Default Re: $125 budget 1W laser?

Don't be too excited... they are very underspec.
Also if you order anything from dx you could be waiting a 2+ months. Im still waiting on a shipment of stuff I ordered 2 days before Christmas.

Also, what country are you in?
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i just tracked mine, it says it'll leave hong kong on march 14. so i guess it shouldn't take that long
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It works you need to place a kernel or two in a just right sized dark container. Heat the oil pop the corn.
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It works you need to place a kernel or two in a just right sized dark container. Heat the oil pop the corn.
microwaving popcorn is lame. we pop popcorn with lasers in 2011
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