Hey hows it going? I am in the houston area and currently in the middle of a pretty basic 1W 445nm handheld laser build. I run a Mitsubishi 3500w 10600nm laser for work and that is what got me into wanting to build my own lasers. Plus its cooler than anything else lol. I am looking to learn more and meet up with people that might be near me and create some wild stuff. I already have safety glasses that are multi-wavelength rated for 445nm and 10600nm, so that is why I started on the 445 build. It also seems kinda economical and plenty of power to start out with. Electrical is relatively easy to me and I can make damn near anything with my machine shop to building stuff isn't difficult. Lets play!