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Mod 5mW Green Laser Into A IR Burning Laser

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No Pot Mod Required!!!
Just a cheap red laser from any dollar store.
Pictures Below!!!!
If you could please leave feedback it would be really helpful considering this is my first ever mod.
Thanks,

Tanman54

Also I Am willing to post a tutorial if you ask for one thanks guys!!!
 

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Hemlock_Mike

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I can't see or understand your logical progression of a 5 mW Green into a cheap red into a burning IR.
I think you need to search and read more here.
HMike
 

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All he's doing is ripping out the collimation optics and crystal set and adding a lens to focus the IR.. Though he'd get the same 'burning ability' out of a LOC build, and have an actual visible laser heh.

This is more along the lines of the 'KipKay school of laser engineering' would turn out..
 
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But where does the cheap RED dollar store laser come into the picture?
I built an 808 burner that way years ago. I use it to calibrate my IR filters.
I didn't use the cheap red. WAZUP with this? a -rep?
HMike
 

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I don't see a cheap red. The first pic is of a cheap green newwish pen. Though honestly the only reason I can tell is because of the green laser line and arrow. It's pretty blurry, but it's not a red.
 

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QUOTE: "No Pot Mod Required!!!
Just a cheap red laser from any dollar store."

This is what I'm talking about --- WTF?
HMike
 

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You use the lens from a red laser and mount it into right above the diode. It is what focuses it enough to burn.
 

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You really don't want to mess with IR lasers unless you have certified (or at least LPM tested) IR laser goggles. You will do a lot of damage to your eyes that you won't even realize until it too late.
 
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I may be new to modding lasers and creating my own but I am certainly not new to lasers. I have IR goggles and many pairs of glasses for all different wavelengths.
 

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No Pot Mod Required!!!
Just a cheap red laser from any dollar store.
Pictures Below!!!!
If you could please leave feedback it would be really helpful considering this is my first ever mod.
Thanks,

Tanman54

Also I Am willing to post a tutorial if you ask for one thanks guys!!!
You should perhaps edit and explain a little more of what you are
doing in your 1st post...
I can't tell anything from those blurry pictures...
I understood that you modified a Cheap Red laser for some reason...:thinking:


Jerry
 
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You should perhaps edit and explain a little more of what you are
doing in your 1st post...
I can't tell anything from those blurry pictures...
I understood that you modified a Cheap Red laser for some reason...:thinking:


Jerry
I'm pretty sure what he did was take a cheap green and removed the crystal and everything else so he had just IR output and then he took the lens off of a cheap red and used that to focus the IR. I do agree though that you need to do a better job explaining what the steps are, maybe add an actual list of items needed. Those pics really don't show what you're talking about but I understand what you're doing.
 

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IMHO it's totally clear it's green laser, and the 'red' word is just a typo.
 

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I'm pretty sure what he did was take a cheap green and removed the crystal and everything else so he had just IR output and then he took the lens off of a cheap red and used that to focus the IR. I do agree though that you need to do a better job explaining what the steps are, maybe add an actual list of items needed. Those pics really don't show what you're talking about but I understand what you're doing.
This was just proof of concept. This wasnt meant to be a tutorial.
 




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