I was wondering, will buying a host, diode and module, and assembling it myself cost less money? If so, how much less?
I want a 0.5W or at least a 250mw 532nm laser, and they are pricey, so I was thinking maybe I’ll build one?
Is it possible with that output?
If so, what do I need exactly...
I know most of them are cheap overpriced laser pointers, but there are some sellers that have good merchandise but just can’t write the real mW output.
I know this forum is mostly American and AliExpress is not popular there as it is elsewhere, but maybe someone knows about a good honest...
Beam wise ONLY - Is there a maximum output that exceeding it won’t make a lot of difference and it’s a waste of money?
I mean, let’s say a 1.6W 450nm laser provides a nice fat clear beam, would a 3W 450nm laser produce a noticeable difference? Or nothing that’s worth the extra money...