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motoxpyro

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please help me.

me and my friend want to build a high powered red burning laser and put it inside a old hollowed out CO2 pistol. we want to make it either one watt or higher and have it activated by a momentary switch. we have looked all over the internet and haven`t had much luck finding info on how to build one. so can yall give us some details on how to build one, the parts required, any basic skills needed, and safety equipment needed for this type of laser. or can you give us a link to another website with any information on it. any help will be greatly appreciated.http://laserpointerforums.com/image...erpointerforums.com/images/smilies/xyxgun.gif
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Building a 1W red laser is going to be harder than you think. You could build a 250-300mW red pretty easily. Plus you wont be very stealthy....You should try a green. They are much brighter. Even a 50-100mW would be plenty.

Remember to use the [search] button! its your friend (and Jerry's too!)

Enjoy the forum!

(take that jerry lolz)
 
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Basic principle is a set of li-ion batteries to give a suitable voltage, an LM317 regulator or 2 to regulate current, a couple of capacitors to filter in/output, and a resistor to set the current. A momentary switch shouldn't be too hard to mount, use a dremel and glue. from there, you will obviously need a laser diode (for 1w+, a C mount or 9mm diode is necessary). Look for hereuurscience's "GB" thread if you need any of these. Then you need a lens or three to focus the laser diode's output, and a suitable heatsink for the diode. I'd go with a Meredith lens and module, and one of the 9mm diodes he's selling.

Safety is a must on this kind of power - get a good set from oemlasersystems for the right wavelength, and make sure you use common sense and never endanger your own eyesight or that of others!

And if you ever do make this, full sets of pictures are mandatory!
 
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I would like to build a jetpack.

Same concept.

Can it be done? Yes. Can it be done by someone with little to no prior experience in this field? No.

Just wondering, why did you choose 1 watt?

-Mark
 
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I don't know about the gun part but darkarmyofone may be good to pm, He's building a 1 watt red for me atm
 

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welcome to the forum ! :yh: now why on earth would you want something like that you might put your eye out ! you could not find anything of the sort because only the military has that kinda stuff. :gun: no one here would build anything like that :crackup: maby you should hang around and soak up some knowledge about lasers, I liked the part where you said SAFETY EQUIPMENT :yh: what you are asking to do I doubt very much that you will be able to do it with basic skills or you wouldn't be asking to begin with, I have a questions for you, can you solder and do you have the equipment to do so? do you own any metal working equipment of any kind ? (I beleive your talking about a metal BB gun) do you have plenty of CASH to buy all the stuff you'll need to comlete this project ?, :yabbem: I'm not sure but if you actuly do complete what your talking about you may cross lines with the ATF if they somehow found out you manufactured a weapon with out a license to do so. I think your best bet is to learn a little about what it is you want to do first, then act second. IMHO :whistle:

Peace All PYRO... :eg:


please help me.

me and my friend want to build a high powered red burning laser and put it inside a old hollowed out CO2 pistol. we want to make it either one watt or higher and have it activated by a momentary switch. we have looked all over the internet and haven`t had much luck finding info on how to build one. so can yall give us some details on how to build one, the parts required, any basic skills needed, and safety equipment needed for this type of laser. or can you give us a link to another website with any information on it. any help will be greatly appreciated.http://laserpointerforums.com/image...erpointerforums.com/images/smilies/xyxgun.gif
 

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If your searching skills are so bad I do not trust you with a laser more powerful than 1nW.
Please read before you ask.
 




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