Wow, very cool thread idea.. We should stay on topic
When i first started , it was just a quest to build one simple laser with computer parts :crackup: , funny because I have not used one computer part yet..
The reason I came here was to gain some knowledge, and learn about lasers in general because I was just as curious to know how they actually work as to build one.. And to be honest lpf taught me many things and lasers are just a portion of that!
My first lasers were in a fliashlight hosts , but I made a custom host later on which was more than welcome on lpf , and it's still going to this day!
I was lurking right when the 445s came about, so they were still quite astonishing. I can't say I am the oldest member here, unfortunately, so I don't have as many great stories. But I remember always being jealous of RHD because he and I joined very near each other, temporally, and he always had the edge on me for monetary reasons XD I miss the guy, though. He was a great friend and I think he will always have a special place here at LPF because of his astonishing and innovative builds that he did. I mean, really, as far as I can remember, he was one of the few incredible builders around here at that time.