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Limoster

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Hi, my name is Andrei but you can call me Limo.
I'm from Romania but I live in Spain.
I'm 14 yers old but I know a lot of electronics and computers.

My interests in lasers started a month ago (thankfuly) at school when a friend of mine who sold cheap iPhone IEM's and stuff showed me a lasr pen he had that was marked as a 500mw laser. In those days I didn't know anything about lasers. I was stunned when I saw the laser. I pointed it to a wall, made some lines, trying to see how far it reaches, and finally my best friend grabbed the laser and said "this gadget is not dangerous" but I told him to never shot laser beams at peoples eyes. He grabbed the laser and he pointed it to his left eye. I grabbed the laser from his hand and I shouted " you are going to blind your eye!". When I got home I searched for lasers in AliExpress and I saw some very cheap lasers marked as 10000MW... That was 10,000,000,000,000mw or 10 quadrilion mw!!!! I googled laser power differences and i saw what can lasers do. I googled lasers and I discovered that a lot of websites overrate the lasers power.
I got the laser virus. Now i have to own a laser and know all about lasers and make my own laser.

Making my own laser is what I'm starting now, but first I have to buy the diode, module, driver, housing and batteries. And I already know what components I should buy.

If you reached this far in to the text I thank you.
 

Master Philip

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Welcome, Limo!
You've found the right place if you're looking to learn about lasers.
As others here will, more than likely, tell you: You'll need safety equipment and knowledge of the dangers associated with lasers.
Here's a few links to get you started with laser safety:
Laser safety - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laser Pointer Safety - A comprehensive resource, for safe and responsible laser use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ejwtuOf-0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq_bLe_tDyk

I'm also very new to this laser world, so I'm not going to point you in any particular direction with regards to what lasers to get and why. I just wanted to pass along some information that might help you not go blind or burn your house down.

Have fun here at LPF! :beer:
 




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