Old 02-01-2012, 06:30 AM #17
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Default Re: Build your own HeNe kit?

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Originally Posted by 2007Revolution View Post
Anyone tried this HeNe kit? Very pricy, but looks really cool other than that.
I saw this thread just now and had to look - I also grew up building HeNe lasers and got shocked many a times by the starting voltage. My biggest one was 6mw. You got a tube, a power supply kit like the one mentioned and an enclosure along with instructions. The psu took around an hour or 2 to put together. That kit cost $130. In 1988. So this thing is an obvious and blatent ripoff for 0.5mw @ $320. Granted you get a nice case and all, but its still 6 times what its worth. Perhaps $320 assembled and tested, but whats the fun in that. :P

They even spoil the fun by winding the transformer for you (what is it with electronic geeks whom most hate winding transformers?)


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