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The building/DIY aspect of it is the most joyful part for me. The different beams of light are a bonus
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Ok i see building and DIY is always fun and i will mostlikely build my first laser.

Would any of you have done anything diffrent getting into the hobbie or have any advice besides the note worthy not buying cheap?
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Oh. Make sure that you are patient. Otherwise you will end up killing lots of diodes at first like me.
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There's allot of satisfaction in building your own. More than words can say. Seeing that beam for the first time is akin to hearing a newborn baby cry! And it's sooo easy these days. You can get a diode with the leads already soldered on, and pressed into a module. Plus a host mostly assembled. All you have to do is solder TWO wires together. Just make sure you are careful about static electricity.
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One nice thing about lasers is the field/hobby is not a static one. Things are changing, new powers and wavelengths. Better hosts and drivers. You can go from a 5 dollar red pointer to a RGB projector with lots of power, to a CO2 gas laser.

Lots of areas to learn and develop. Thats what keeps me interested. Even in a single field like diodes or gas lasers there are so many types and versions. Always interesting.

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One nice thing about lasers is the field/hobby is not a static one. Things are changing, new powers and wavelengths. Better hosts and drivers. You can go from a 5 dollar red pointer to a RGB projector with lots of power, to a CO2 gas laser.

Lots of areas to learn and develop. Thats what keeps me interested. Even in a single field like diodes or gas lasers there are so many types and versions. Always interesting.

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Thats what i am looking for because i get bored with the normal RC stuff because it becomes repetative. I just wish i wasent always atracted to costly hobbies

PS if my spelling is bad it is because im typing on my ipod.
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love it and buy it no matter worth it or not.


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I like the mini RC helicopters. But I'm the same way. I pull them out once every six months for a day or two. They're fun for the moment.
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