- Oct 16, 2014
Just saying, I bet if someone was given $1,000,000 to build one for under $100, they would find a way!
Am sure WL monitors LPF regularly, no need to invite them---there is a long history between WL and LPF that you could not possiblly be aware of.Just saying, I bet if someone was given $1,000,000 to build one for under $100, they would find a way!
I've seen plenty of 473s (usually lab) sold on the classifieds for under $100. Have a look, I'm sure the threads are still there.
Edit: here's one. Lab, 473, cheap. http://laserpointerforums.com/f39/sold-bw-tek-45mw-473nm-lab-laser-83946.html
Exactly. You are counting old surplus, half working (or not working) lab lasers to handhelds. Plus, the materials for said surplus lab lasers cost nowhere NEAR 100$.don't really count for this purpose.
What are you on about? Its called a discussion. AAnd no, a 473 cannot be built under 100$. Good luck getting the crystal set alone for under 100$, then you have mirrors, lenses, the diode, driver, housing...Yea, not happening.I meant nothing bad about the forums, just comparing there response time. The forum members provide conversation style info with more information to be given.
I will humbly say, I no nothing about the 473 process, I just know they're expensive. However no need to pummel me. I asked them. It was a suggestion. And I'm sure one can be built for under $100. They would need microscopic profit margins and very low powered laser. TMO.
Let's get along. If you would like to correct what I said, do it, but do it nicely without shoving me down.
Again, no, they could not. Cost of materials.No, they don't get the 1 million until the build it for 100.
The $1,000,000 is the prize for completion.
Edit: They can't use the money to build the laser, the money is motivation to build it for cheap. I bet someone could do it.