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RoboChan 05-21-2011 02:33 AM

Is it worth it?
 
Ok lasers seem really fun and all but how long does the fun last? I do not want to spend money on something that i might not like in 2 weeks like a kid.

So basicly what do most of you do with your lasers besides burn stuff and take pictures?

Thank you,
Chandler

Lotus_Darkrose 05-21-2011 02:43 AM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
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InfinitusEquitas 05-21-2011 05:11 AM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
Buy a cheap green laser pointer and play around with. If you like, proceed. If not, stop.

To me, I love seeing a beam of light just going out into the night sky... As a big negative I've found girls in general hate lasers... as a positive, it is an incredible conversation piece for any outdoor event.

Ask yourself this question... why are you asking the question in the first place?


EDIT: @Lotus... squirrel is weird. Love the background though:)

Wolfman29 05-21-2011 05:23 AM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
Girls hate lasers? Hmm. Good to know. Unless they are geeks though, right?

Anyway, I just love the idea that it's a frickin' laser in your frickin' hand. I guess that's what's kept me addicted for four months and spend hundreds of dollars =p

Jufran88 05-21-2011 05:25 AM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
The building/DIY aspect of it is the most joyful part for me. The different beams of light are a bonus :beer:

InfinitusEquitas 05-21-2011 05:29 AM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
^^^Can't find it off hand, but there is a great thread about this subject somewhere on here.

Anyway, not just my own experience, but general consensus is that women don't like lasers. The ones that do are the exception.

Jufran88 05-21-2011 05:36 AM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
I must be lucky. My girlfriend thinks it's cute that I'm into lasers and she likes beams of light :) , but she gets mad sometimes if I spend too much time on them :o

Wolfman29 05-21-2011 05:38 AM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
My ex was the same way. Always worried that I will burn myself, but found them "neat".

Krogith 05-21-2011 05:44 AM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfman29 (Post 910064)
My ex was the same way. Always worried that I will burn myself, but found them "neat".

When they say "Neat" it code words for "I Like You Enough to Not Openly Make Fun of You"

Wolfman29 05-21-2011 05:48 AM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
Yup :P But that's okay! Or it was.

RoboChan 05-21-2011 03:55 PM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
Well my friend has
100mW 532nm Half Steel Mid-Open Green Laser Pointer Pen - Tmart.com
and i was amazed because it was the first green laser i have ever seen. So maybe that counts as my cheap greenie expirence.

I wouldent mix my girls and ny lasers. And after trying a robot hooby (to much $$) i figured things like these dont do well with the girls anyways haha.

Thanks for the imput. I need to read some more and pick up a laser soon.

LORDJET 05-21-2011 06:59 PM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
Well, I think Chez likes lasers...;)

rhd 05-21-2011 07:44 PM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RoboChan (Post 909990)
Ok lasers seem really fun and all but how long does the fun last? I do not want to spend money on something that i might not like in 2 weeks like a kid.

I WISH it was a little more like that ;)

I think the danger works in reverse. It's more of a drug addiction than it is a novelty you'll get bored of.

InfinitusEquitas 05-21-2011 07:54 PM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
Every time I actually think about the amount of money I spent on lasers I want to :banghead:

And yet, here I am. Spending more money and time. For the moment I think quitting lasers will be harder for me than quitting smoking was.

LORDJET 05-21-2011 08:11 PM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
^^^ Very true indeed! Lasers are one of many interests ( and addictions ) I have. Just wish I had unlimited funds to TRULY feed the need! :drool:

InfinitusEquitas 05-21-2011 08:28 PM

Re: Is it worth it?
 
^^^Well... since we are dreaming... I would construct a custom laser using a 4x4 array of a140 diodes.... focused into 1 beam. Add in backpack battery, and burn:eg:

Another fun project would be to have my town declared a No Fly zone, so that I could have a series of lasers marking my property with lasers shining into the sky:)


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