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    7 watt diodes, too powerful to have fun with?

    I understand sir. I thought it was the default to not move lasers at all when they're on, turning them off before pointing them elsewhere. I do see now, how wearing protection grants you an extra degree of freedom when manipulating them. Guess I was looking at lasers the wrong way.
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    7 watt diodes, too powerful to have fun with?

    Why? What do you do with your lasers? Do you perform science? High-tech, cutting-edge laboratory research? Do you develop weapons for the military? I'm curious. I've been playing with class IV lasers since I was in middle school, they're toys to me. Using your lasers for "big boy" applications...
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    7 watt diodes, too powerful to have fun with?

    Very helpful, thank you! I just like the look of the beam at night, so the divergence might actually be a plus.
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    7 watt diodes, too powerful to have fun with?

    I never understood why people are so insistent on wearing eye protection for lasers that aren't styropyro tier shit. Yes, obviously you don't point it at anyone's eye. Obviously you don't point it at anything reflective. Obviously, you don't look at the spot. It's not like the laser randomly...
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    7 watt diodes, too powerful to have fun with?

    Hi LPF, Now that school is cancelled I'm considering returning to my laser hobby. I enjoy making laser gadgets, custom pointers, etc. I especially like making laser watches. Something about having a wrist-mounted lightsaber makes me feel really powerful. Typically they are around 1-2W. Anyway...




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