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NOCghost

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So there I was... deployed and bored with a bunch of buddies waiting to start our day at 1am :tired:.

One of the new guys said he had something cool in his bag. Said he got it from a local shop for $50. So he whipped it out and shined the brightest green laser into the sky that I had ever seen. I remember thinking to myself, "the light must be visible from 50 or even 100 miles away." I just couldn't believe how powerful the light was. In the end, I'm not sure if I was more impressed by the laser, or the stupidity of that guy for showing the entire region our exact location :scowl:. Noobs will be noobs no matter where they are or what they're doing :na:.

Obviously I was hooked on anything lasers after that. In about a month I went from absolutely no knowledge about lasers to slapping together a quick and dirty ~3W 445nm handheld. Mostly thanks to the folks posting all the great info here at LPF.:thanks:

Glad to be joining this great community to keep building and learning about lasers. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute some of my very limited knowledge in the future. So far no catastrophes; therefore, no big lessons learned.

Can't get smarter by typing so I'll get back to reading again.:wave:
 

Lifetime17

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Hi,
Welcome this is the place you want to be for great info on a vast list of builds and more . Enjoy your stay glad to have you..

Rich:)
 

dden4012

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Hey NOC welcome. Survival Lasers offers outstanding starter hosts. You can familiarize yourself with the standard parts that we use in the pointer hobby. Be safe.
 

BowtieGuy

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Hi NOC, welcome to LPF! :beer:
Looks like you're going to be happy here, just keep a close eye on your wallet.
Have fun, be safe, and enjoy your stay here. :D

PS - Be careful where you point that cat! :crackup:
 

NOCghost

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Thanks everyone for the great welcome.

dden4021 said:
Hey NOC welcome. Survival Lasers offers outstanding starter hosts. You can familiarize yourself with the standard parts that we use in the pointer hobby. Be safe.
I've looked at survival lasers and actually plan to use one of those hosts, but on a future project. Right now I'm trying to figure out the right host design with ElectricPlasma for an M462 build. As for safety... always. Got an eagle pair OD4+ from survival laser before I even thought about ordering a diode.

BowtieGuy said:
PS - Be careful where you point that cat!
Only took a couple minutes to turn that cat into a laser cat... can't beat a Deadpool/SNL combo. ;)
 

Encap

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Welcome and enjoy LPF-- is a good forum--lots of knowledge available with the LPF seach function at bottom of page and many members with a lot of experience and knowledge to help you out if you run into a problem.
 

BobMc

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Very nice introduction. Welcome to the forum, and thank you for your service, and for keeping me and my family safe! Sounds like your well on your way with your builds. Enjoy and be safe and welcome. :)
 

lasersbee

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:wave: Welcome to the Forum....
Hope you have appropriate Laser Safety Goggles/Glasses
for your 3Watt Laser....


Jerry
 

Antharak

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Welcome to the forum. It's a great place to learn and share. What do the bad guys do when you pull out that cat?
Looking forward to your builds.
Have fun and be safe.
Ed :beer:
 

alphabirth

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Welcome NOCghost!

I myself only joined the forums a short while ago, but with all the quality content here, it's easy to get hooked. ;)

Looking forward to seeing what you build.
 




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