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chrono10

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Searching for laser pointers on the web i came across this site. I am not even sure if its possiable so i decided to post and ask the experts.

Anyway what i am looking for is a hand held pointer that would project a ring, or even a small disk. So a solid circle or just the perimeter. i have been looking for a while and i cant seem to find one is there such a thing?
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ndrew2505

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yeah just use a diffraction grating. the cheap 5mw reds from your local dollar store might have one.
 

chrono10

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Thanks sounds easy enough

I guess my other need would be that the laser point is only going to be used from 1 ft - 2 ft distance and i would need atleast a 2 inch - 10 inch ring in that distance. Obviously it will expand and shrink depending on distance but i assume most pointers are ment to be used from 10-20 feet away.

Either way im still looking on websites i havent found exactlly what i want yet.
 

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Krutz

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well, much easier for the solid disk:
un-focus your laser! depends on what laser it is, of course. alternatively, you can mount a long-focus-length (="weak") lens in front of your laser, enlarging the dot.
but yes, i would get a 1$ pointer with dozens of useless pattern-heads ;-)

a circle will be much more visible than a solid disk, obviously!

manuel
 

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...you could unfocus a laser and then put something on the center of the lens to block the light, so you only get a ring instead of a dot.
 

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...you could unfocus a laser and then put something on the center of the lens to block the light, so you only get a ring instead of a dot.
You still loose power that way, not like a diffraction grating or mirror/motor.
 




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