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Hello from DC!


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Oct 21, 2010
Well, of all the geeky hobbies I have had before, I think this tops it.

I've fooled around with high power laser pointers before, as well as lab setups, and just recently got into ordering a few to play with.

I started with the $10 violent pointer from one of the review threads. I love it. So I decided I would start building my own pointers and collecting the cheap chinese ones I find along the way.

So with a dilda and 50mw greenie on the way, I start looking at plans for my first build. For the amount of info, the recipe for a laser is simple; diode, driver, power and host. I even found an old DVD burner I have no use for that will be my first experiment.

A little backstory I guess, I'm a mechanical engineer who has tinkered with just about everything I could get my hands on. Now it looks like lasers are the next in line.

So hello!