- Dec 29, 2009
or they could just replace the drop-in light engine :na:
Yikes! Well then I hope they don't decide to cover the diodes with bubble wrap secured by duct tape! That would be the end of it all!That was my first thought as well.. Are we trying to ensure we never have access to these kinds of diodes again? 'Cause this thread is a brilliant start. The folks making those kinds of decisions DO pay attention to LPF.. especially now that they know we are harvesting from their products.
it would be extra terrible if they put the diode in in a way that would allow someone to unscrew something and the diode just popped out. That would be extra hard for us. Also if they used some better lenses, that would stop us from getting the diodes tooYikes! Well then I hope they don't decide to cover the diodes with bubble wrap secured by duct tape! That would be the end of it all!
Absolutely, many of us will still take them. But they won't be of nearly as much use to a very large segment of current laser hobbyists, because the cost and know-how required will be quite high.@PBD: I'd still take 'em.. Beautiful thing about show lasers is that the packages don't have to be tiny. Plenty of room to house a set of corrective optics.
You never know who you are really talking to. It might be an executive from a company picking our minds. WL does it all the time. Not saying this is one of those examples, but your question is valid. Kind of a stupid question to ask here. That question is best asked after it actually happens. I've seen these kinds of questions from other people in the past. Those NASA guys to name one. The companies save 10s of thousands of dollars letting us do the R&D work.why put out ideas to help somebody make our hobby harder?
yeah, I was gonna correct myself but was too lazy. The autoignition temperature of acetone is almost 500 degrees, so hot acetone is safe for PROFESSIONALS to use for melting resins. Also, I watched a video recently about removing the plastic shells from ICs... I'm pretty sure they used fuming nitric acid and then neutralized it with acetone.Gasoline has a flash point of -40C, significantly lower than acetone's -20C. Filled up your car or a hot lawnmower recently?
It seems that 98% of people confuse flash point with autoignition temperature. Flash point is the temperature at which a volatile liquid can produce a flammable air mixture. Autoignition temperature is the temperature at which that flammable air mixture will light up by itself, without the need of any flame or spark.
Even that yummy ole' ethanol has a flash point below room temperature at 12.8C. Autoignition temperatures are gasoline: ~250C, ethanol: 365C, acetone: 465C. Keep your solvent use in an open, well ventilated area without sparks or flame :can: and you'll be fine, just like every time you pump gas.