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I came back because it surprised me how far laser tech had gotten since I had left. 520nm was a rarity when I left; reading about the 515nm laser builds was like "whoa someday". And now the diodes are everywhere lol. There was no such thing as 462nm yet, and now people are pumping >1W of 462nm. I have yet to see 462nm in person lol my rainbow sig is no longer complete and I only left a few months ago lol

I'm also back for deal hunting in the BST, and I love seeing people happy with their new lasers. It's cool seeing the excitement in so many people in the same interest

And of course, I'm here to help people. I came to this forum with almost zero knowledge of lasers, learned a ton, and it's nice to give back to the forum and educate new members
Agreed! When I first joined, which seemed like only a few days ago but was actually in September of 2013, 520 and 462 diodes were a thing only found when you went to bed and dreamed about them! I started off with a 532 cheapo "2W" from a Chinese manufacturer where I used to buy all my lasers before joining and asked some really silly questions now that I know a lot more and look back on it!

It is also nice to meet new members and have that thought in the back of your mind that was once me writing this and being welcomed by veterans and members of LPF! LPF is one big home where we all share one interest, lasers and have a good sense of community. Sure, you always have some people with bad attitudes in every community unfortunately, but it's the people who do good and welcome and educate others who keep the cycle alive and going!

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Only forum I am active in. I don't get the same thrill I used to or the $ but I still look at the BST section at least a few times a day for those flash bargains. Have plenty of friends and a few close ones that "get" what I'm trying to do here with my inexpensive/bang for $ suggestions and threads. Trying to keep old school alive and make building fun/interesting and not "I need a 1W blue so my life will be complete". Pickup on new ways of doing things. Interesting host finds. Lots of time on my hands. Keep an eye out for Lazerbeak sighting. Try to protect the site and hobby. Help others in whatever manner I am able.
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I'm addicted too.. Should've learned today, but spent half my time on here (usually this time goes into videogames, so it doesn't really matter). I enjoy watching other people's builds, looking at the way how things work. Also I'm here to search for info on how to make a laser, and I'm on my way!
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I'm actactually considering leaving the forum and hobby altogether. I have good times here and bad and the lately it's been mostly bad and destroying my love of lasers.
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I'm here to pretty much learn and absorb every bit of useful information about building lasers etc I've already built two!! And am already planning my next one 405nm
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It has been said, but I agree, the learning aspect keeps me coning back. The camaraderie is awesome too, everyone has been super nice since I joined. As I learn and build some lasers, I hope to be able to help others along the way. That is what builds a true community, everyone doing their part, regardless of their place in the hierarchy. I love seeing the builds on here, it is truly inspirational seeing the talent on display in this forum, and in this hobby.
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