i too have been gone from this forum way too long and am just as surprised about 445nm portables as you are..
seems the home-brew builds are the best way to go about owning one... though even i myself have fallen a few times to unfinished projects... so i'm just about ready to contemplate...
after a very long hiatus.... here i'm back again.. (not sure how long i can stick round..) .. but in the meantime..
i'm gonna say this.... damn i've been completely out of the loop... there's a 445nm laser now?!
i voted on the third option... but i don't mind it having its own subforum either...
first, welcome to the forums!
yes, different brands will certainly carry forward into the quality of the diodes.
there are plenty of resources available at your fingertips and in this forum to help you decide what to get.
well i wonder if he ever got my email... it's been a few weeks now.. though i sent him an email before he got sick i guess..
oh well.. just popped in because i know i haven't been posting here that often... (just been occupied and stuff)... just waiting patiently and hope that IgorT gets well soon.
Re: 12x Murder Fund! (Complete!)
so i go off going busy with my personal life for a week or two.. come back..
and you guys already finished a 12x murder fund?? damn. you guys are awesome. lol..
hmm.. still need to check the thread for the 8x one and see how igor is doing.. :can:
Dave is an awesome guy..
i haven't written a review of my experiences with him.. and the awesome laser i got from him like a month ago..
mostly cause i suck, am lazy... and the fact that his reputation doesn't need much to add or say.
he's just AWESOME. :)