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Default Re: Help me choose a laser.

IMO you should save up more money first.
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Default Re: Help me choose a laser.

i always ask this... what is the most important quality you are looking for in a laser

beam
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I only want a bright laser, and that burns.

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if you can part with about 100 bucks you can do a 445.
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if you can part with about 100 bucks you can do a 445.
I would like a blue laser, but I dont really have the money, I had a diode from a ps3 and didnt have the collimator lens for it.

Anyway I would like a green or even red laser.
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the laser from a ps3 is very weak. look at this then

phr 10 run driver for this diode around 100ma
lm317 diy driver 10
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Default Re: Help me choose a laser.

I have a LM317 and loaaaddss of resistors, and loads of other electronics things, in my shed.

I have a project box, well it'l be in my shed.

I have a lens system and crystal set from the green laser which damaged my eye, I bought a new one, it arrived today, but I dont have any fresh batteries.
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Let's see.... you want to spend ~$32.00 US and you want a bright
laser....

1) it will need to be green for the power you can buy for that price...
2) it will probably not burn without a focusing lens
3) it will need to be raw... no fancy casing... no batteries

I would go with a brand new O-Like 532nm 50mW module....

Green laser module 50mW For custom build or lab [OLGLM50] - $26.99 : Welcome to O-Like.com, Your source for laser products

The other solution is if a member here sells you a used laser in
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DX and FocalPrice and other Chinese Laser suppliers usualy
advertise 150-200mW and you end up with <50mW...

For a red Laser get a Dilda.... It's in your price range but is
not as bright as a 532nm of the same power...


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Well thanks for the info, but they are not in the UK, and I only buy from UK, to save the hassle.

Is this one any good, it looks bad though.

100mw 532nm Green Laser Pointer with Stars Pattern Head | Virtual Village - UK

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Virtual Village is in Hong Kong...

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So one of the Odiforce lasers?
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I have not dealt with Odicforce but I have heard they are in the U.S. and ship much faster than if you ordered something from a China-based company.
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They are from UK.

They are supposed to be good, and I may buy one from these instead of Virtual Village.
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