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BlueAlien

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Hello, I am a high school senior who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. I will be going to California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo for electrical engineering this fall. I have always wanted to own a high powered laser and never thought about building one until now. I figure this will be a good learning experience about circuitry before I start college.

My other hobby is keeping aquariums, I have 4 total. A 55 gallon which houses the oscar you see in my display picture, a 29 gallon that has a school of shell dwellers, and my most recent project are two 10 gallon planted tanks with 40 watt lights and a co2 tank.

I am looking forward to learning about lasers and the circuits that run them. Also, the building part will be fun.
 

photonaholic

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Welcome to LPF. Enjoy your time with us here.



I have compiled a list of "must read" information, it will make your time with us more productive and pleasant.

Laser Resources (for n00bs and veterans alike!)

http://laserpointerforums.com/f36/looking-build-laser-read-me-47684.html

Sam's Laser FAQ (The Laser Bible)

Sam's Laser FAQ - Preface, Introduction, What is a Laser?, Safety

RP Photonics Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology

Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology - an Open Access Resource of In-Depth Information, Free Articles, Nonlinear and Fiber Optics

I have included a handy guide to assist you in finding what you need. ;)



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StridAst

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Greetings from Layton. Not that far from you at down there in SLC at all. Welcome to the forums. Be forwarned, High power lasers are slightly more addicting then crack cocaine. Once that genie is out of the bottle, there is no putting it back in...
 

billg519

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Welcome to the forum! Between the forum, and Sam's Laser Faq, you'll find all the info that you need. As you build or buy powerful lasers, please keep in mind the need for appropriate eye protection and safe laser useage practices.
 
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Welcome to the forum.
Read, read, then read some more and you'll be building in no time.
Good luck!
 

BlueAlien

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Greetings from Layton. Not that far from you at down there in SLC at all. Welcome to the forums. Be forwarned, High power lasers are slightly more addicting then crack cocaine. Once that genie is out of the bottle, there is no putting it back in...
I visit the Layton/Ogden area on a frequent basis, all of my relatives live there.
 




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