burning bugs is the most "useful" thing i've done with my 445
One professor of the university I attend is very interested on doing some experiments with a ttl laser I have, hopefully in a month or two we'll get to do some interesting stuff
There are more uses... I look for things that fluoresce, minerals & fungi etc. I also use lasers as star pointers, and explore light show effect making. There are lasers I put into use for medical research and industrial testing. Did you know the plastic that is under stress may show the stress in laser light? There will be many many more discoveries I assure you! -Glenn
my friends and I once (accidentally) smoked half a grasshopper... We were hanging out on a construction site at night, and didn;t notice that there was a dead bug in our bag of bud.
it crackled and popped like a seed would, so we really thought nothing of it, but later as we parted ways, and parted the remainder of the bag, we noticed the half-grasshopper in there and realized that we smoked the other half.
my friend's GF threw up immediately upon hearing "yep, we sure did smoke that grasshopper"...
I use my 445 for Insect burning through glass, an awsome attention getting lighter, especially for those fireworks with very short wicks, burnning little black lines in wood, drilling holes in black plastic, and just messing around with the beam.
My 650 is just to mess around with and have the cats chase.
Once I get my 685 and 405 made they'll just be for what ever I can get them for, same goes for my 50mW green.
My 100mW green module however will go towards a RGB scanner.
Otherwsie most my lasers are just to say I have one.