- Nov 11, 2018
I'm from Australia and am interested in learning about lasers.
I don't want my signature to become too long, but at the same time I want new members to see it and choose their companies wisely.Damn Curtis - your signature's quite something now with all those company logos in it!
It's still a work in progress and i'm thinking the same starting high and slowly going down the ladder..Welcome to the LPF. Since you live in OZ, it will be difficult to obtain laser pointers over 1 mW if you don't plan on building them yourself. It takes some knowledge and practice, but can be done if you have a mind to. Enjoy your stay.
Curtis, you look like a walking ad for companies that you like. I don't see anything wrong with your choices, but there are others that might be less expensive while still being up to LPF standards.
I never minded a long signature I'n fact I still frequently like to see what members have for builds, long time vets or not..Got to admit it's pretty long. At least three times longer than mine.....and I have had complaints about mine being too long. But, if you feel all of it does a service, you needn't care what others think of your signature.
Yep, same.I never minded a long signature I'n fact I still frequently like to see what members have for builds, long time vets or not..
I also think nice signatures are good for new members or even lurkers to see. It sure drew me in more to this hobby
This is why I made that graph. It stops me having to take up any more vertical room as my collection grows bigger. It caters lasers from 1mW to 100W and 380-850nm. The only lasers not on there are my CO2 tubes. Oh, and probably a few 1mw 650's that I have lying around.My signature is only a representation of some of the lasers I have. Really, I need to add some newer ones and remove some older ones. I have been limited in the past to how many I could add to my signature, so I will have to give it some thought as I have many more lasers than the ones in my signature.
Understood. I used to do the same. Technically I could label the points but it would look messy after a while. Or do different colour dots for each laser type.That works fine for just the wavelength and power. I like to add more information about my lasers though. It started back when I had gas lasers, solid state lasers and direct diode lasers. It's a hard habit to break.