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Hello everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself as I'm a noob to LPF, and the laser hobby in general. I'm a 30 year old graphic designer from San Diego and am currently experiencing "laser fever" :drool:. I guess you could call me one of those guys who knows a little bit about a lot of stuff and have enjoyed my hand at amateur astronomy, astro photography, competitive scale auto building, growing Trinidad Scorpion peppers, building custom brass tattoo machines, leather craft / leather tooling, and a myriad of other hobbies :beer:
Anyways, I've always found lasers interesting, but it wasn't until recently that I discovered you can actually purchase lasers over 5mw lol.
I believe it was while watching one of Kipkay's laser hack videos on Youtube that peaked my interest a bit more, and essentially, that's how I found LPF and began soaking up information on laser specs and such.
In the meantime, after researching different brands and options, I've ordered a WL S3 Arctic 1.4W (yes I know there's a ton of negative reviews on WL, but the continuous duty cycle appealed to me, and I figured it would be a decent starting point). I just placed the order on the 13th with expedited shipping, so hopefully I get it before Christmas! :san: (I'll post an update if it actually arrives within the 1-3 week period lol.)
So anyways, I just wanted to say hi and hopefully see you all in the forums!

-ECBL
 

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Hey Guys! Thanks! Being that I'm still waiting on my WL S3 I've taken the opportunity to buy a couple DVD burners from the swapmeet. I was pleased to find one of the burners actually contained two 5.6mm diodes. The other appeared to have an exact 5mm diode (Odd size?) any suggestions on a module for the irregular sized diode? I just ordered a 10 pack of the Aixiz 12x30mm housing blanks. Guess I'll also need to order some drivers.
Take care-
 
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Welcome to the forums!

And just make sure you pick up a pair of laser safety glasses!
You will want to make sure they arrive before you start playing with your new laser.

Edit: Looks like you are already on the lookout for some laser protection. (previous post) My bad :p
 
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ECBL

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Welcome to the forums!

And just make sure you pick up a pair of laser safety glasses!
You will want to make sure they arrive before you start playing with your new laser.

Edit: Looks like you are already on the lookout for some laser protection. (previous post) My bad :p
Indeed! I just placed an order for a standard Eagle Pair from SL. Being that I ordered my Arctic (Expedited Shipping) on the 13th and still haven't received a tracking number, I imagine my Eagles will get here first (Hopefully) ;)
 




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