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hey all from the land of oz
im a noob to the whole laser scene
i have minimal electronic experience and would be very grateful for some advice.
now i would like to build a laser pointer as my first project but i have a few questions.

1st dose the driver i use depend on the diode im useing if so is there a refrnce to the drivers some where.

2nd is there a tutorial on hooking lasers up to dmx anywhere

3rdly what would be a good first build to try

thankyou etc
 

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1) if you are going to build anything over 5mW, get certified laser goggles for that wavelength.

2) You need a driver who's voltage output meets or exceeds the forward voltage (Vf) of the diode you choose. Your driver has to supply Constant Current. Your driver has to be able to be set to less current than the amount of current it takes to kill your selected diode. For example; a 450nm M140 diode often dies around 1.8A of current, your driver must be able to be set to less than that amount.

3) Welcome to the forum and please familiarize yourself with the search function. The above information I have posted elsewhere about 20 billion times.
 

lasersbee

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hey all from the land of oz
im a noob to the whole laser scene
i have minimal electronic experience and would be very grateful for some advice.
now i would like to build a laser pointer as my first project but i have a few questions.

1st dose the driver i use depend on the diode im useing if so is there a refrnce to the drivers some where.

2nd is there a tutorial on hooking lasers up to dmx anywhere

3rdly what would be a good first build to try

thankyou etc
You can help yourself by research and reading on the Forum..
As has already been posted... your questions have been answered
many.. many times before. Your answers are out there....:)

Read the FAQs.... the Stickies... the Tutorials and don't forget
to read the Forum Rules...


Jerry
 

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hey all from the land of oz
im a noob to the whole laser scene
i have minimal electronic experience and would be very grateful for some advice.
now i would like to build a laser pointer as my first project but i have a few questions.

1st dose the driver i use depend on the diode im useing if so is there a refrnce to the drivers some where.

2nd is there a tutorial on hooking lasers up to dmx anywhere

3rdly what would be a good first build to try

thankyou etc
Search for Jayrobs builds, or if you want EASY then Survival lasers kits are great. But GET GOGGLES!

ts
 

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cool thanks for the advice i have already looked at a number of builds on this site but still cant find anything about dmx (im using the search feature up the top)
 

tsteele93

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DMX is Greek to me, you might want to start a thread specifically about that...
 

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Welcome aboard! Don't forget to get some Laser Safety Glasses, and the search function here can be your best friend; don't forget to read the Stickies.
 




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