Come join the laser clan! Anyone is free to discuss anything laser related :)
Fb is usually quicker to use on the phone than the forums :) so i decided to make another group as the other existing ones (2) are pretty dormant. I also don't like how...
My custom hand-built 520nm 1W pointer for a client.
One of my all time favorites, so bright and shimmery, even indoors with normal lighting! :O
These diodes are just insane.
You can buy one if you'd like to at my website: https://sites.google.com/view/ye-olde-laser-shoppe
Uses 2x 10440...
Homemade 488nm laser. I love this one, its my all time favorite, but im low on cash right now so i want to sell it.
Running at 105mA 6V with a cc boost driver
uses 3x AAA batteries
I might make a few more if theres demand! :)
Hello beautiful people of the laser community!! :D
Here is my cheap handheld powerful blue build. This thing can light white matches instantly. USE GOGGLES!
As I learn more and more about this amazing technology, I dare build more expensive builds using more exotic diodes.
Here is my build for...
This diode was extracted from a 16x DVD burner from an old PC lying around. I used a cheap dollar store pet laser for the adjustable lens. The flashlight host is a cheap $5 aluminum case. I used a simple LM317 driver using the flashlights 3 AAA batteries to get my diode working. I used a 25c...
I need some goggles and the ones on survivallaserusa.com are SO expensive.
I mean, i get it, eye safety is important, but I can't help but feel like they're taking advantage of a niche market to boost up the prices of a tinted piece of plastic.
Anyway, I'm from canada, and these
Kind of funny how life goes full circle.
So i had a broken HTC vive base station that had a IR laser that wasn't firing anymore. I ALSO joined this forum literally last week, getting into the laser hobby.
So i had the idea to try and replace the diode with one from an old CD burner.
I recently salvaged old DVD drives that were donated to me.
Unfortunately, I threw away the case which had part numbers.
To my surprise, one of the many diodes extracted powered on blue! (I'm guessing Blu Ray diode)
Here's where I'm a little lost. Most of the Blu Ray diodes are within the...