Just saying hello from Florida...
I have just joined and I'm totally fascinated with building my own laser. I was 10 years old when the 1964 "Year Book" addition to the World Book Encyclopedia was printed. The most fascinating topic in that book that year was a red hologram of a chess set produced by an actual laser beam. To this day I have never forgotten it..(Just dont ask me what happened a month ago)
I did not know one could build their very own laser until a few weeks ago. Reading thru the forums I am excited to try and build my own.. first from the fantastic kits offered by some members of this board and then from "parts" to design my own.
The legal aspect of this hobby seems to have caught the attention of the powers that be and I only hope we may continue without undo restriction.