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Hello Greg, welcome to LPF. Good to see someone from "The Evergreen State", I think there are only 5 of us that are active members, you would be number 6, there have been some others too but they haven't posted in a very long time. I lived in Seattle for a few years long ago on Queen Ann hill.

Alan
Thank you kindly! I actually live and work on the East Side along I-90. Just most people only know about Seattle when it comes to Washington State. Have Never actually lived on the west side of the lake except when I was all the way up in Mt. Vernon.
 

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Welcome Greg. I'm from the less soggy state just below you. You can definitely make a nice burner with an m140 blue diode and host for 100$. Check out Ultimatekaisers sales thread. He has some 501b host ready to go just add the diode you can buy from DTR for about 60$ with a driver. That would be a nice first build. With a 3 element lens you would get a nicer beam but still burn.
I've actually been thinking of making my first build a 445nm. I think that's the only way I'll get the power I'm looking for for my measly budget. I was also thinking of a 520nm, and then something in the red. 650? Eventually a 532. I'd like to get up to the 1000mW power range.

I'll definitely check out that thread!
 

Laser Chick

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Yeah, that is why I greeted you with it way up above as it is way at the bottom.
Hope you have a good thanksgiving!

Hi gregma
Welcome to the forum.
>>>>Be sure to use the white search bar at the bottom of the page as there is a wealth of information to see here.<<<<
Enjoy, have fun and most importantly be safe.
 

hakzaw1

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Try harder-- use edit-copy then paste--
you have a double posted 1 min apart on pg 1 and a TRIPLE on page 2- plz combine them into just two posts--

BTW you just missed a very nice laser meet in Potland(Or) last weekend- search NWLEM and SELEM to see pics & vids @ytube etc


welcome to LPF --I have a +6 green rep for you AFTER you edit--LOTS of great members up your way btw

Some own LPMs & will meter yrs for free...

hak
 

gregma

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Yeah, that is why I greeted you with it way up above as it is way at the bottom.
Hope you have a good thanksgiving!

Hi gregma
Welcome to the forum.
>>>>Be sure to use the white search bar at the bottom of the page as there is a wealth of information to see here.<<<<
Enjoy, have fun and most importantly be safe.
Thank you! I hope your Thanksgiving was terrific!
 

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Darn... Two weeks in and I have 7 lasers already with 3 more ordered! Obsessive much?? LOL

Next is to build an LPM.
 




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