Thanks guys, the only problem with BUILDING my own is that, well that involves time, research, KNOW HOW, which I don't yet have, and SKILL with these parts, which I dont yet have. I can get an already assembled blue ray 130mW or waterproof red 200mW both for less than $100. I would like to eventually build my own, but with 3 weeks left until I start college, I don't think I have time to learn the necessary skills to DI myself. Both have their charecteristics that I really like. One the one hand there is bluray, with superior burning power but less visibility, on the other, a red with slightly less ability to burn, but the ability to go underwater and superior visibility. It's really hard to decide.
BTW if I post pics of my piece of shi* green laser from ebay, could u guys help me figure out how to take it apart and see if there is any hope yet for it? It does not have a removable head I don't think, that or it's glued down REALLY good. inside the battery compartment behind the spring, I think you can gain access, but it seems like all the parts are glued in and nearly impossible to remove. I'll post a picture.
Here are some pictures of my cheapo ebay greenie "100mW" please tell me whether there is hope for it. Obviously it loses alot of power in the scatter ring. However when I first got it, it didn't have all the scatter and it still wouldn't burn anything. the scatter started a few days after i got it.
That scatter looks like crap on the lens to me. Very carefully clean the lens with 91% iso-alcohol and a q-tip. Swapping q-tips after each swipe so you don't rub the dirt across the very fragile lens. It may verywell put out 100mW.. 5mW green/95mW IR *shrug* Guess that means it is time for an upgrade
i have a 275mw-300mw red laser that i will sell you. Pm if your interested
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aixiz glass lens
Built by darkarmyofone!
This thing burns like crazy. Ive popped balloons from across my house. I was trying to take some beam shots of it with my other lasers and it was focused to infinity and it started burning my tv frame across the room. Also it has a visible beam at night.
Thanks but I bought a 130mW bluray from Hallucynogenyc. My man personality will probably come out after a while and want a bigger and better one though, so I'll keep that in mind for the future. 400mW is intense! I wonder what kind of burning power one could get from such a device, if only I had the money to buy a collection. I guess it will have to happen gradually. btw, do any companies ever give out "free" lasers for users to review? If so, I'm excellent at making a product "shine." Plus I have a nice HD vid and still cam for all kinds of shots.