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What kind of Laser Diode is in a Laser Printer? My guess is IR?
 

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I have an LD from a laser jet sitting on my desk right now ( its broken, was when I extracted it ) but yeah they are IR,  and low powered like was mentioned. I opened mines up so i could see inside it also.
 

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Diachi said:
I have an LD from a laser jet sitting on my desk right now ( its broken, was when I extracted it ) but yeah they are IR, and low powered like was mentioned. I opened mines up so i could see inside it also.
Most of these have front (first) surface mirrors in them that can be used in spirograph construction.

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dave
 

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Yeah the also have those mirrors, sadly mines was long and thick ( ;D ) and I cant cut it to shape for a spirograph. But they would be could if A) you got a thin one B) you have the correct tools for cutting glass.


there is also a line generator or two in there.
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yeah they aren't that bad, but projectors are REALLY good they have a lot of lenses and filters etc, even diffraction gratings and beam splitters
 

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just grab a glass cutter from a local hardware store - mine cost like $1.50 and allows you to cut your own custom mirrors ;)
 

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I've disassebled one laser copy machine and it had some pretty nice motor controlled optics and mirrors  :)
Too bad I threw them away bc I didnt know any use for them at that time  :mad:
 




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