Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums - discuss green laser pointers, blue laser pointers, and all types of lasers



Laser Pointer Store

1Watt laser burning video

JROD

New member
Joined
May 9, 2012
Messages
20
Likes
3
Points
0
Hi All,

I said I would post a video of my crude laser burning circuit once it was converted to a .wmv file so here it is:

1Watt laser burning circuit - YouTube

I tried to upload the file to this forum but it was taking way too long so I had to go with a link to YouTube.

Please remember that I'm a newbie so if I say something stupid... :eek:

I wanna give :thanks: to my man hakzaw1 for helping me find the parts to get this going...U DA MAN!
 

JROD

New member
Joined
May 9, 2012
Messages
20
Likes
3
Points
0
Yeah, that was the FIRST thing I learned about lasers...SAFETY

Well, I'm hooked on lasers now. Looking to build a more powerful unit next.

Need to save a few bucks in order to make it happen...but I'm working on that.
 

alxjmrk

New member
Joined
Jun 4, 2012
Messages
10
Likes
1
Points
0
Looks like you have some serious potential to make some rocking lasers. Good luck, be safe, and keep posting!
 

Molo

New member
Joined
May 23, 2012
Messages
25
Likes
2
Points
0
Yeah, that was the FIRST thing I learned about lasers...SAFETY
Same here. I only have a few posts but before I bought a laser I studied safety and got myself 3 pairs of goggles/glasses.
 

JROD

New member
Joined
May 9, 2012
Messages
20
Likes
3
Points
0
Smart move Molo...you only get one pair of eyes in this life.

I recommend testing your glasses once you get your laser circuit up and running (since you have 3 pairs). I believe that you have done the proper research...just as I did...so I believe you got the correct rating for the laser you are using...but just to be sure and for peace of mind...it only takes 2 seconds to test them and verify that they block the beam of light.

what kind of laser did you get? Let me now if you post any videos of it in action!

Good Luck, stay safe, and Happy Burning
 

DTR

Well-known member
LPF Site Supporter
Joined
Jun 24, 2010
Messages
5,607
Likes
950
Points
113
Nice video. Here is how you embed it. Just click the insert Youtube button far right item at the top of the reply box and put in the code for the video. On yours it is qk55tlpe_RQ and it can be found by looking at the url of the video. It will start after the = sign and end before the & sign.:)

One thing I would suggest is using shrink tubing on the leads of the diode to keep the pins from shorting together. Other than that great job.:beer:

 
Last edited:

JROD

New member
Joined
May 9, 2012
Messages
20
Likes
3
Points
0
:thanks: DTR

And thanks for the info on how to post the video. I didn't know how to get the code..but now i do:)

I like your suggestion of using the shrink tubing to keep leads from shorting together. I'm going to do that

It was a pain in the a$$ to solder those wires onto the leads of the laser diode
 

DTR

Well-known member
LPF Site Supporter
Joined
Jun 24, 2010
Messages
5,607
Likes
950
Points
113
Yea it is not too bad but I may be having a hard time remembering my first couple as I have done it a few thousand times now.:p

Wait. Yep here is one of my first ones. I am almost ashamed to post it.:eek:

 

ARG

New member
Joined
Feb 27, 2011
Messages
6,987
Likes
575
Points
0
Yea it is not too bad but I may be having a hard time remembering my first couple as I have done it a few thousand times now.:p

Wait. Yep here is one of my first ones. I am almost ashamed to post it.:eek:
That's not bad at all!

Now THIS is a piece of work.
 

bobhaha

New member
Joined
May 31, 2009
Messages
3,256
Likes
206
Points
0
Dude... you put the glasses in the beam path?????????

That's not a very smart move. I'm not sure what type of glasses you have there, but some contain a thin layer of substrate between the panes of perspex which can actually be ruined if you leave it in the beam path like you did. Like a one hit throw away kind of thing.

Another thing to note... the glasses are reflective... which you might have noticed... again not a very smart move to pull if you're not wearing glasses while viewing this. Looks like you were so all good. Just something to be aware of.

But those do look like good quality ones... Maybe just refrain from doing that again. Don't wanna see anyone get hurt.

-Adrian
 
Last edited:




Top