Old 05-25-2013, 04:28 PM #17
scumbagatheist's Avatar
Renaissance Man
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 2,124
Rep Power: 2859
scumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond repute
scumbagatheist scumbagatheist is offline
Renaissance Man
scumbagatheist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 2,124
Rep Power: 2859
scumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Maybe it's Just Me...

Let me rephrase...I'm not bored with lasers, I am just finding I have less enthusiasm about building handhelds than I had previously. The only handhelds that are exciting me, of late, are ones that are made with incredibly designed, custom hosts, like Sinner's and other's.

I have NO need for more than 1 high-powered 445. A 450 in my collection would be nice enough, and a 638, but I cannot seem to muster any excitement for using another flashlight-mod to have those.

I know I want more wavelengths, and I know I want them in a compact (hah) form, like a multi-line argon.

I don't feel like I've "wasted" any of my money. Even the dead diodes were learning experiences. And, I've managed to mitigate much of the cost of the hobby by selling lasers.

Can't a brother just want more?


__________________
¤ Sticky: List of LPF Members With LPMs and Locations ¤
¤ Made In LPF - All Your Lasers Needs Right Here ¤
¤ SBA's Before You Touch That Diode Thread ¤
¤ My Multimedia Thread ¤
¤ LivinLoud's Sicky: Guide to Owning Lasers ¤

405nm S06J, 675mW Krtyton Groove-Polished
The Bastard:445nm, 2W M-140 UF KF-T60
445nm, 9mm, 3.2W Kryton Groove-Polished
450nm Osram PL450B, 130mW, Kryton Groove-Polished
La Spada Verdi: 1st Ever PL520 MS-SSW 115mW
532nm, 100mW, Taped to Sanyo 18650/3100mAh
638nm Opnext, 160mW, Kryton Groove-Polished
650nm LPC-826, 360mW, MXDL Host Kit by Mrcrouse
650nm <5mW Laser Pointer/UV LED/LED flashlight NEBO 5063


5W Ophir 20C-A-1Y LPM
scumbagatheist is offline   Reply With Quote


















Old 05-25-2013, 05:00 PM #18
norbyx's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Costa Rica
Posts: 1,200
Rep Power: 2537
norbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to norbyx
norbyx norbyx is offline
Class 3R Laser
norbyx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Costa Rica
Posts: 1,200
Rep Power: 2537
norbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond reputenorbyx has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to norbyx
Default Re: Maybe it's Just Me...

Well I think you have come to a point where you have discovered the secrets of handhelds and since there are no more "mysteries" than you need to search for new challenges. I think that argon lasers are even less fascinating than a handheld unit. You can't make yourself a self built argon, unless you are like a engineer or something, so you buy them, you set them up, and turn them on for some times and some pictures. I also was looking to buy a multiline argon, unfortunately I wasn't able to find one. But I think the fun would be over in about a week like my other two Argons.

Now I have another quest, collect the lasers as you do in stamps. This has a nice look, that one has a different wavelength ecc..ecc...

Also you could try different aspects like getting an rgb laser or better yet building one, even if not handheld.

The good thing about this hobby is that it always has something new, even if you have years in it.

Hi power lasers of >3w are new, green laser diodes are new, who knows what will there be in the future....

I guess that another quest could be to make some personalized handhelds, make your own heatsinks, find your own particular hosts....ecc...ecc...
__________________
405nm 500mw--
Danefex minisabre 455nm 1.5W--

NLC Argon 458nm 30mW
Laser physics Argón 488nm 90mw

Ebay Pen Style 532nm 40-80mW
Rick Trent 638nm 1.2w--Blord 1 Watt 638nm EDC laser Shadow GF1 (review)--05-LHR-991 MELLES GRIOT HeNe 16mW--AEROTECH ELECTRO OPTICAL OEM5R 7mW

Laserbee II 3.2 LPM.
norbyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 05:03 PM #19
EpicHam's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,022
Rep Power: 95
EpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond repute
EpicHam EpicHam is offline
Class 3R Laser
EpicHam's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,022
Rep Power: 95
EpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Maybe it's Just Me...

Quote:
Originally Posted by norbyx View Post
Well I think you have come to a point where you have discovered the secrets of handhelds and since there are no more "mysteries" than you need to search for new challenges. I think that argon lasers are even less fascinating than a handheld unit. You can't make yourself a self built argon, unless you are like a engineer or something, so you buy them, you set them up, and turn them on for some times and some pictures. I also was looking to buy a multiline argon, unfortunately I wasn't able to find one. But I think the fun would be over in about a week like my other two Argons.

Now I have another quest, collect the lasers as you do in stamps. This has a nice look, that one has a different wavelength ecc..ecc...

Also you could try different aspects like getting an rgb laser or better yet building one, even if not handheld.

The good thing about this hobby is that it always has something new, even if you have years in it.

Hi power lasers of >3w are new, green laser diodes are new, who knows what will there be in the future....

I guess that another quest could be to make some personalized handhelds, make your own heatsinks, find your own particular hosts....ecc...ecc...
Or you can start your own laser show and do a county LASER FAIR!!
With your own concert.



GAWD DARN IT!
Why won't the YouTube link work??

Last edited by EpicHam; 05-25-2013 at 05:06 PM.
EpicHam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 05:38 PM #20
IsaacT's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 5,908
Rep Power: 16066
IsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond repute
IsaacT IsaacT is offline
Class 4 Laser
IsaacT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 5,908
Rep Power: 16066
IsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Maybe it's Just Me...

Okay, this took me forever to dig up, but THIS will reinterest you in handheld lasers, or you are not human! But yeah, moving to Gas lasers is a logical move in my opinion.

I have always been fascinated with lasers, but for me it is all about:
If Handheld, how sleek the host looks and how clean the beam looks
If Gas, does it work? I will be expanding my collection of gas lasers soon, just waiting til I see the right deal when I have the right amount of money.

Peace,
Isaac
__________________
ALL MY BUILDS/REVIEWS HERE *CLICK!*
MY BEST BUILDS: Adegan Relic | Aquarius | Frost | Ivy

Been bitten by the shutterbug hard.

IsaacT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 05:53 PM #21
scumbagatheist's Avatar
Renaissance Man
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 2,124
Rep Power: 2859
scumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond repute
scumbagatheist scumbagatheist is offline
Renaissance Man
scumbagatheist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 2,124
Rep Power: 2859
scumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond reputescumbagatheist has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Maybe it's Just Me...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wannaburnstuff View Post
Okay, this took me forever to dig up, but THIS will reinterest you in handheld lasers, or you are not human! But yeah, moving to Gas lasers is a logical move in my opinion.

I have always been fascinated with lasers, but for me it is all about:
If Handheld, how sleek the host looks and how clean the beam looks
If Gas, does it work? I will be expanding my collection of gas lasers soon, just waiting til I see the right deal when I have the right amount of money.

Peace,
Isaac
Was there supposed to be a link in there?
__________________
¤ Sticky: List of LPF Members With LPMs and Locations ¤
¤ Made In LPF - All Your Lasers Needs Right Here ¤
¤ SBA's Before You Touch That Diode Thread ¤
¤ My Multimedia Thread ¤
¤ LivinLoud's Sicky: Guide to Owning Lasers ¤

405nm S06J, 675mW Krtyton Groove-Polished
The Bastard:445nm, 2W M-140 UF KF-T60
445nm, 9mm, 3.2W Kryton Groove-Polished
450nm Osram PL450B, 130mW, Kryton Groove-Polished
La Spada Verdi: 1st Ever PL520 MS-SSW 115mW
532nm, 100mW, Taped to Sanyo 18650/3100mAh
638nm Opnext, 160mW, Kryton Groove-Polished
650nm LPC-826, 360mW, MXDL Host Kit by Mrcrouse
650nm <5mW Laser Pointer/UV LED/LED flashlight NEBO 5063


5W Ophir 20C-A-1Y LPM
scumbagatheist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 05:53 PM #22
EpicHam's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,022
Rep Power: 95
EpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond repute
EpicHam EpicHam is offline
Class 3R Laser
EpicHam's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,022
Rep Power: 95
EpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond reputeEpicHam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Maybe it's Just Me...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wannaburnstuff View Post
Okay, this took me forever to dig up, but THIS will reinterest you in handheld lasers, or you are not human! But yeah, moving to Gas lasers is a logical move in my opinion.

I have always been fascinated with lasers, but for me it is all about:
If Handheld, how sleek the host looks and how clean the beam looks
If Gas, does it work? I will be expanding my collection of gas lasers soon, just waiting til I see the right deal when I have the right amount of money.

Peace,
Isaac
so uh.... what is "this" exactly...
EpicHam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 05:58 PM #23
Eradicator's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 286
Rep Power: 53
Eradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond repute
Eradicator Eradicator is offline
Class 2 Laser
Eradicator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 286
Rep Power: 53
Eradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond reputeEradicator has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Maybe it's Just Me...

What I mean was it seems funny to drop so much money on something, to turn around and drop it.

Not that other parts of laser technology aren't absolutely freaking awesome.

You can like all the other things like gas and projectors without thinking diode driven handhelds are dumb and boring.

Definitely not trying to diss any other parts of laser tech, I would love to have a multi line argon, but I don't have the room or the cash for that. And I am hoping to get a low end pj within the next year. But, I will always be adding to my handheld collection, every time a new diode comes out, I'm gonna need it.
__________________
405nm - 650mW G1 BDR-SO6J
445nm - 1.5W 3E M140 || 1.7W G2 M140
450nm - 1.4W 3E Osram PLTB450 || 2.5W+ 2.1A 9mm G9 || 3W 2.4A 9mm G9
453nm - 150mW 3E Osram PL450
473nm - 10mW B&W Tek BWB-10-OEM
520nm - ~120mW 350mA G2 Solarforce L2T SE Osram PL-520 (in progress)
532nm - 100mW || 220mW || 400mW
638nm - 128mW 3E Single Mode || 450mW 3E Mitsu300 || 1W G1 Mitsu500
650nm - 300mW 3E || 1W PL-650
Eradicator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 06:14 PM #24
IsaacT's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 5,908
Rep Power: 16066
IsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond repute
IsaacT IsaacT is offline
Class 4 Laser
IsaacT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 5,908
Rep Power: 16066
IsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond reputeIsaacT has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Maybe it's Just Me...

Hahahaha I completely forgot to add the link!

HERE IS THE LINK!!!
__________________
ALL MY BUILDS/REVIEWS HERE *CLICK!*
MY BEST BUILDS: Adegan Relic | Aquarius | Frost | Ivy

Been bitten by the shutterbug hard.

IsaacT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

























Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:56 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC