I've bugged Gary too much with newb question PM's lately, so I will post my question here.
I have a Survival Lasers folder on my hard drive; copied data & tables, downloaded PDF manuals from his website, etc. From the answers to this post, I will copy and paste into -> my Survival Lasers info...
It was relatively easy for me to find info on 18650 batteries; WHEN they should be charged, WHAT a full charge is, etc.; found the data on the web AND in the forum.
Full charge = ~ 4.1 to 4.2 volts
WHEN they should be charged for best lifetime = 3.7 to 3.8 volts
(please correct me...
I've PM'd Garoq, awaiting news, but I may as well ask for as many opinions as I can get.
Should I order a G1 glass lens for my Survival Laser 660nm 300mw? (which I ordered with the default AR coated acrylic lens).
I've already searched through the forum, re: "Glass versus Acrylic".
First of all, I DID try to google this, and I DID try a search on the forum.
Okay... I've wondered about this off and on for a long time. I first noticed it with my ~ 5mw red HeNe back in the late '70s.
Put a focused laser spot on say, a white wall (glossy paint) - it doesn't seem to matter...
Mine just arrived a little while ago.
Unfortunately I do not have a digital camera or an LPM; sorry. There are photos and a video on the Survival Laser website.
Survival Laser Home
The package that I purchased:
Survival Laser R 660nm Parts Bundle w/Accessories...
I ordered a laser kit this afternoon ; a Survival Laser 660nm 300mw. Already shipped, due to arrive this friday/1 july! (THANKS, Gary!!)
I've been advised that I might need teflon tape for the focusing system.
I am disabled with a heart condition, and I do not drive due to my cardiac...
The mailman knocked on my door just this afternoon!
I haz a happee!
EDIT: This is my FIRST Hi-Power laser.
I received a pair of safety goggles from Trevor about a week ago (Wicked Lasers, very dark red, unmarked but Trevor did some tests and estimates between OD 3.5 to 4). They seem to work...
I've never owned a digital camera.
What parameters does one look for when shopping for a digital camera to do photo/video work -> lasers?
I guess I can say "is it IR sensitive", "what are the low-light characteristics"? Can it do video, as well as stills. Storage medium (I have a multi-card...
I am guessing that the manufacturers:
(1) Just plug in a tried-and-time tested thing (an assumption), like "90 seconds on, 20 seconds off" or whatever.
(2) Maybe they actually do tests with a thermistor or whatever?
Is there some way we could benefit from this question... is there any hard...
I have one of these on order:
New Gatlin Green laser 200mW/waterproof/adjustable [OLGA-200] - $209.02 : Welcome to O-Like.com, Your source for laser products
(oops - thats the Canadian price - US price is 189.00)
(still "processing" since 4 business days ago - hasn't shipped yet)
... and it...
Soon, I THINK I want to do my first DIY laser (green). I have browsed thru the manufacturers, and the DIY / Guide threads on these forums. I still have decisions to make and questions to ask (what host, which battery chemistry, etc?)... and I need to finalize my list of questions, all of my...
Laser Pointers - Green, Red, Blue Lasers at Laserpointerpro.com ?
(1) Apparantly in Brooklyn, NY, so good for US customers.
(2) Prices too cheap to believe.
(1) Prices too cheap to believe.
(2) Website kind of ... "flashy bang-pow!" (suspicious here...)
I GUESSING that the veterans...
I've noticed in this section, and Buy/Sell/Trade, etc., that people use terms such as 12x and 16x in conjunction with blue lasers; is that the write speed that the diode was designed for? (from, say, a Blu-ray burner?)
If so, why is that important (enough so that it is mentioned frequently)...
Has anyone tried holography w/ diode lasers? Just curious... I used to experiment using HeNe. I doubt I will get into it again (too messy)... but maybe someone could post details concerning their setups (w/ modern tech) / experiences?