- Oct 24, 2022
So, I want to get some more in to this hobby. I already have goggles and a laser. (My first laser was a M140 that I ended up frying, part of the learning process). My goggles are the 180nm~532nm OD7+ from Laserglow. My current laser is a lab unit with a cheap heat sink I got from tech hood, a nubm08, and a dc bench supply. My issue is that laser Diodes are quite expensive, this makes me extremely anxious about frying one. Is there a place to get cheap diodes. I do not have any broken electronics, and am not willing to sacrifice any working ones. I would prefer the diodes to be in the uv~green range, so I don’t have to buy a new pair of goggles. (I got the blue blocking ones originally bc I thought I would be playing with Nichia arrays this whole hobby lmao). Yes I am in school. I am 15. That doesn’t mean I am irresponsible with my lasers. I don’t treat my lasers like ‘toys’, always wear goggles and I’m going to attempt to move my laser lab into a room with no Windows. My parents know what I am doing and they know how dangerous a class 4 laser is. Thank god my parents and my younger brother are the only humans for miles. Why do I want to move to a windowless room? It is because my brother is addicted to his ps4, which is also in that room. It would make me feel a lot safer doing it there to.