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what builds do you do most?

what do you build most?

  • reds

    Votes: 3 12.0%
  • greens

    Votes: 2 8.0%
  • purples /blues

    Votes: 15 60.0%
  • none

    Votes: 5 20.0%

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blu-ray laser

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name says it all. what builds do you do most?
 

yobresal

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Well i used to build a bunch of reds but now I never do and I only build violet lasers with an occasional green here and there.
 

styropyro

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Lately my main interest has been with fixing up green lasers, although I used to make a bunch of reds.
 

Prototype

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Edit: Never mind...what I said was miscontrued and I apologize if I offended anybody
 
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daguin

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Not to be rude, but why on Earth do we call it 'building a green laser'? It's not like we're aligning crystals or optics. I think that only people such as mausweisel can say that they've 'built' a green laser. What we do is basic assembly. I'm not trying to be rude here, I can't stress this enough, but this has bugged me for some time now.
I mostly refer to myself as an "assembler" even with reds and violets.

Peace,
dave
 

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my 2 cents....

When someone dreams up a plan, even if it's something as "trivial" as stuffing a module into an unusual new host, they have now built something, we call it a laser.

hooking a radio shack battery holder up to a module is NOT building anything.

If I took the time to machine a collar to hold my module, and took the time to go buy a mag light just to gut it, fabricate spacers, and install my module, then I have assembled, modified AND built something, and we call that a laser.

If you purchase a blue print and a truckload of lumber, then swing a hammer for a week, did you not just build a house?
 

john_lawson

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builder assembler modifier tweaker whatever its fun right
 

Flaminpyro

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If that bug's you then maby it's time you thought of it differently :thinking:
otherwise you must say none of the lasers people here make are built by them as all the laser diodes were built in a factory some where else.

And I mostly ASSEMBLE violet and red lasers but sometimes I ASSEMBLE a green one or two and almost never a yellow or orange one and soon a blue one ;)

Pyro...


Not to be rude, but why on Earth do we call it 'building a green laser'? It's not like we're aligning crystals or optics. I think that only people such as mausweisel can say that they've 'built' a green laser. What we do is basic assembly. I'm not trying to be rude here, I can't stress this enough, but this has bugged me for some time now.
 
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styropyro

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Not to be rude, but why on Earth do we call it 'building a green laser'? It's not like we're aligning crystals or optics. I think that only people such as mausweisel can say that they've 'built' a green laser. What we do is basic assembly. I'm not trying to be rude here, I can't stress this enough, but this has bugged me for some time now.
When you put it that way nobody (or very few) here actually builds lasers. "Building" a violet laser here is actually just adding current to a laser diode. I'm pretty sure very few, if any, people here have ever built a laser diode. Just feeding current to a pre-built laser diode isn't really building a laser, but for this basic of a forum it doesn't really matter.
 

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I usually find three to four host to fill with what ever diode. I have long ago determined that my modules would be swappable which means I can literally swap a Dx green into one of my 405nm or 650mn builds in a minute... this is a factor of fun for me at least.

I also dabble in some other builds that are of course host dependent, but basically the longer I'm in this hobby my builds seem to be getting better.

I thank the forum leaders for their help in the form of information and careful posting :)
 

billg519

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I build IR lasers as well, but most of my builds lately have been blurays and a few green modules into hosts.
 

yobresal

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I got a GGW sled in the mail today and "assembled" a red and violet laser.
 




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