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Possible to get everything needed to build a 455/465nm 1-3w laser in a week?

PHRoG

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Hi all,

Been lurking for a bit and am looking to do my first build and would like to try and get it done before next Friday.

Been trying to sponge up as much info as I can from here...but, it's a LOT to absorb and I'm still not sure which way to go. I'm hoping to be able to get everything needed and do the build before I leave for the middle of nowhere for a couple of weeks next weekend.

Ideally, I'm looking for a deep blue wavelength with some good power (guessing anywhere between 1w to 3w would be sufficient). It's just to play around with and yes, I understand safety precautions and will be getting much needed eye protection too. Not really interested in burning through things...a nice wide, visible, beam that I can point up into the complete blackness that just goes and goes is what I'd like to achieve with a decent runtime. I'm very capable and have quite a bit of experience behind an iron.

Is this doable? If so, what would you suggest I get and from where? I'm in the PNW, USA. Max budget for everything is between $200-$300.

Is greater than 3w doable with the budget...or even needed? It's hard to discern from videos/pics on how drastic the differences really are with the higher wattages for me.

Thanks!
PHRoG
 



Alaskan

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Sure, you can, depends upon how the stuff is shipped to you though and whether you make a mistake to kill the diode or driver.
 

hakzaw1

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your question is harder to answer --you have failed to put a location in your profile as well in the title of your intro. we always cen be more helpful with more info.
 




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