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Immo1282

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Hello there! :wave:

Firstly, i'd like to say thanks to the LPF community - I've lurked for a while and read a fair bit here before I registered, but I'm very grateful for the (indirect, yet still golden) advice and information posted here by the experienced members.

I've had an interest in Lasers since I was a kid, as a spin-off to my interest in Electronics. I am a graduate Electronic/Control engineer working in the field of Switch-mode power supply design at the moment. I would like to try and use what I know (alongside existing resources here!) to build some cool stuff and stretch my skills wherever possible!

I'd like to build a custom handheld eventually and experiment with some funky optics. I'm also keen to design a new diode driver - I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel or tread on the work of others - just to use it as a learning experience and maybe make something functional that I can use in future builds.

I'd love to be able to help in any way I can - but my laser-specific knowledge is pretty limited at the moment. I do run a decent 3D printer at home so if anyone wants some 3D printing done in the UK, please do get in touch.

--Nick
 

BowtieGuy

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Welcome to LPF, Nick, it looks like you'll fit right in here! :wave:
We have a few veteren members here from the UK, which you may already be aware of.

Have fun, stay safe, and enjoy your stay. :yh:

Do take advantage of the custom search bar located at the bottom of the page, it contains a wealth of laser related information.
 

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:wave: Welcome to the Forum Nick..
Nice detailed introduction...:gj:
New LD drivers are always welcome.;)

Enjoy your stay and be Laser Safe..


Jerry
 
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Welcome to LPF, enjoy the forum---as forums go it is one of the best on the internet.

Check out and use the LPF Custom Search at the bottom of the page--it gives access to the LPF database of questions posed and answers to most anything laser or laser related.
 

CurtisOliver

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Welcome to the forum Nick. :)
Enjoy your stay from another brit! :beer:
 

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Welcome to the LPF, Nick. Glad to have you as a new member. We have several members from the UK here, so you should fit in nicely. :yh:
 

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Looking around a bit in older threads has given me some inspiration - Shame there's no warning in the laser safety pages about the dangers of this hobby to one's wallet!

Thanks all for your kind welcomes :thanks:
 

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Hi Nick,
Welcome to LPF here are a bunch of nice folks glad to have you. Outstanding introduction twist and to the point. As for drivers Bucking and boost drives are welcome. boost drives here are spotty but some members came through with a few great ones. The search bar is really cool with an abundance of info.
Have fun and always be safe.

Rich:)
 




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