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    Hello! New to Lasers

    Do I know who?
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    Looking for a Good Laser for a Phaser

    Hey, I forgot to respond! :) Thanks for the info, but I kind of gave up on the idea because I wanted a high quality replica and not a 3D print. The replica cost my whole budget (even though it's just a plastic toy from the 90's). Oh well, if I ever need to build a phaser I will refer to this...
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    Looking for a Good Laser for a Phaser

    Say I didn't want to burn anything, and I just wanted a cheap laser that you could see the beam of (doesn't matter if focused or unfocused). What would that be? This seems to be getting more expensive than I originally thought.
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    Looking for a Good Laser for a Phaser

    I don't think they used any other beam colors in TOS, but I would be fine with another beam color if it is more visible cheaply. I did want something cheap, and it would be nice if it was mostly pre built so I don't have to do much soldering or anything. Something like this would be nice, but...
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    Looking for a Good Laser for a Phaser

    Thanks Gazen, I will probably just 3D print a host (handle with place for the laser to go. Do you think I will need a heat sink around it if it is only 200 mW? Also, I have heard that a tightly focused beam increases the laser's burning power. Is that true? And if it is, which lasers have a...
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    Hello! New to Lasers

    Hey, I am new to lasers, and I am looking for a laser as described in my other thread in the red lasers section. I am from Portland, OR, and love science and tech (and Star Trek TOS).
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    Looking for a Good Laser for a Phaser

    Hey, I am building a phaser (like in Star Trek) for my dad for Christmas, and I need a good red laser that can at least light matches. I was looking at some simple lasers under $20. If there are any lasers out there that are for laser cutters, that might work too. I am new to lasers, so it would...




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