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What's the Coolest Burning Experiment you have done.

VVaI2LoCk

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Getting ready to start doing some experimenting with my nm445. What's the coolest experiment you have done with your laser? We all know the common ones like burning a match, steel wool, candle, popping balloons, burning wood, lighting up sparklers, exploding firecrackers, lighting gunpowder, or rocket engine propellent, etc... What are some other cool experiments you have done.
 

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I wouldn't classify burning things as an "experiment," But I put a hole all the way through a raw egg once - that was kinda fun.
 

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An experiment with lasers involves pump crystals and lots of optics. Burning is more like dicking around, it's not exactly experimentation. :crackup:

Setting grass on fire with my 4.4W accidentally was kinda fun.
 

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Well I poured gas on my report card then ignited it with my 445 :D It was the most amazing thing ever :lasergun:

Also burning bugs is extremely entertaining but must be done with goggles !
 
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EliteFunk

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yeah burning is fun, but prisms mirrors and a lot of smoke is better! sometimes I set up a laser obstacle course in the hall and make my roommates navigate it to get to the bathroom. if they contact a beam I shoot them with airsoft :p I guess that's more of an experiment in human behavior than lasers, but w/e I don't have any fancy optics yet, but I'm looking at buying some dichroics in the near future.
 

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Used a 125mw 532 on black heat shrink tubing in a confined area. Very clean.
 




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