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Philipnzw

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Hey folks my name is Philip and i'm from Malaysia. Back around 2010 or earlier, i discovered the world of lasers. I remember watching styropyro, lazeerer, tunedcavitylasers and always longed for owning/ DIY-ing some lasers. Years pass and i wouldn't do much about this low key passion of mine, at one time i messed with a 5mW Green pen style laser and around 2014 i got myself a generic 301 green laser locally. The generic 301 was fun and could burn a little, i'm guessing it was around 100mW.

The main problem i faced when trying to progress in this hobby is money and difficulty in finding resources. Buying from the US or any fancy websites is pretty much off limits for me (US dollar exchange rate is always around 4USD: 1MYR) .
Trying to find any CNC/ metal working shop locally is also really hard.

So yeah that's my backstory.

Few days ago, i got back into this hobby and i want to do it right this time. I created an account on this forum and proceeded to read up some stuff, and voila a few moments later i got to know Trinh Hong Phuoc from vietnam via Lifetime17 ,and i've ordered some parts from him.

My first build will be a 200-250mW red laser using one of Trinh Hong Phuoc's hosts.The diode/ module is a generic one from Shopee (online store). Currently i'm still waiting for the parts to come in the mail and i'll bring them home during the End of June to begin my build (no soldering iron with me at Uni).

This time i hope i can achieve more. Will definitely post some pictures when done. Cheers.
 

GSS

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Welcome:)
I'm glad you found a source closer to you to help build your projects.;)
It has to be so hard seeing parts for sale and no way of getting them which is pretty common here.
Stay safe!
 

BowtieGuy

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Welcome to LPF, Phillip, glad to have you aboard! :)

Have fun, be safe, and enjoy your stay.
 

Philipnzw

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Welcome:)
I'm glad you found a source closer to you to help build your projects.;)
It has to be so hard seeing parts for sale and no way of getting them which is pretty common here.
Stay safe!
yeah IMO it is very hard to have any DIY-based hobby if it is not already popular in your country.
But for now i can dig around chinese sites to source for parts.
 

paul1598419

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Welcome to the LPF, Philip. Yes, the Chinese sellers on eBay are a source of diodes and laser parts for us here in the US. You can often find better prices there if you know what you are looking for.
 




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