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    Cheapest way to get some rare wavelengths?

    So you can buy any head and then buy the 110V PSU for it? What requirements do these PSUs have. Could one build a PSU if they had some background in electronic tinkering and a schematic?
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    Cheapest way to get some rare wavelengths?

    I don't have access to anything larger than 110V outlets. However, it sounds like the smaller air cooled 110VAC units might be what I want. Basically I just want to be able to see the beams of all the different wavelengths. Just going for enough power to be able to see the individual beams with...
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    What am I seeing?

    Thanks for the explanation. Atleast I know, that my eyes aren't playing tricks on me now.
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    Cheapest way to get some rare wavelengths?

    An Argon laser has always interested me, but I'm not sure what the heck I'm even looking for. Aren't argon lasers typically very, very large? How much weight and total cost are we talking about?
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    What am I seeing?

    I don't think it's the lens since the lens was removed from the laser. Unless there's also a lens on the can of the diode? Typically if my lens is dirty I see splotches, but they generally move if turn the laser and are generally a lot larger than the "static" that I'm seeing. Now that you...
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    Cheapest way to get some rare wavelengths?

    So I've been collecting lasers for a short while now. So far I've got a 445, 532, 405, and a 650. However, these are all very common wavelengths. The 445 is a 1W, but all the rest are just Laser 301s and 303s since they were cheap and they do the job for me just fine even though I know they...
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    What am I seeing?

    I've noticed that if I look at an unfocused beam on any surface, that I see little specks or fuzzies on the light cast onto that surface. I should note that I'm not talking about specks in the beam (which I think are just caused by dust and impurities in the air), but the dot on the wall looks...
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    Who still offers machining/milling services?

    I don't have anything larger than my dremel. I tried it and destroyed the carbide bit that I had in short order. I'll PM you about what I need done.
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    Who still offers machining/milling services?

    Thanks for the offer, BowtieGuy. I figured since almost all the hosts that I see are round that most of these guys are hobbyists with lathes. I was more or less just trying to find out who owns a mill.
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    Who still offers machining/milling services?

    Does he do milling, lathe, or both? I'm really in need of someone who can do milling. This is the part that I need milled. I tried to cut it with a dremel, but that simply isn't going to cut it. I basically just need the rib along one side milled flat with the bottom of the pocket.
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    Who still offers machining/milling services?

    So I'm working on a project right now that requires a little bit of milling work to be done. I have a piece of aluminum that has a pocket milled into it. I just need to have one of the sides of the pocket removed. It really wouldn't be a hard job, but I don't have the right equipment to do it...
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    I just bought my first High powered Laser!

    Yes, but good luck finding an area outside of a 10 nautical mile radius of any airport. There's municipal and private airports everywhere. I had a link to an FAA page where you could read more about airports and lasers, but the link doesn't seem to be working. :(
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    Lasers and proximity to an airport.

    Has anyone noticed that the FAA link above no longer works? The document must be posted somewhere else?
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    Lasers and proximity to an airport.

    No prob. It needed to be posted for reference anyway.
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    Lasers and proximity to an airport.

    Look here at FIG 29-1-2: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/AIR/air2901.html




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