I wanted to know how most of you found this forum, and got into lasers. I personally saw a video on youtube of a laser lighting a match, and thought "hey thats awesome". in the description, there was this forum.
I saw the mini mag flaslight hack were he turns it into a laser. I looked up more videos of how to do it on youtube and somone said not to do that and got to here to do it the right way, altho even with a driver they only lived for a week.
first, i saw kipkay's instructable on the minmag hack, and i was fascinated by it. i looked how to make lasers on youtube and found styropyro's vid on making a simple diode driver just from a pot. i kept asking him questions until he directed me here, so thanks styropyro!