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frankwi

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Just wanted to say hi to everyone.

I have been interested in lasers since high school, when I saw the old ads for a HeNe labby kit from Edmund Scientific back in the 70's. But if I remember correctly, they were around $300, maybe more. Didn't have that kind of money back then, and didn't know what I would do with it if I had one.

A couple years ago I bought a 1mw red pointer and had a lot of fun watching the dog and cats chase the little dot.

Last year I was watching TV and they were reporting about people shining lasers at airplanes and wreaking havoc. I knew my little 5mw pointer couldn't do much, so out of curiosity I started searching the web to see what was out there. That search led me to this site, and I practically live here now.

++ I would never shine a laser at an airplane, or car, or people ++

Just wanted to know what was available to play with. So I bought a 200mw greenie and was amazed that you could actually SEE the beam ! After reading alot about laser safety from several sites, I ended up buying a >850mW 445. It is awesome. I have safety glasses and am very careful everytime I use it.

Next step is to build one myself. I look forward to chatting with many of you and learning from the masters.
 

frankwi

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Thanks for the welcome guys.

Jib, since we live close I would like to meet you sometime. I'll take the blame for the bright blue beam over Fort Worth :D
 

LarryDFW

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Hi Frank;

We should have a laser enthusiast's meeting this spring in Arlington.

It's a good place to meet everyone and check out lasers and flashlights.

LarryDFW
 

hakzaw1

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WLEOME from Brazoria

go to any texans profile page and look to the right side for the social group 'Lone Star Laser Fans' click the group--then at the bottom click on 'join group' then once on the group page look at bottom for 'tools' and click on add subscripton- that way you will get a notice when someone new joins the group and when/where laser meets will happen.

See you at the Arlington meet.


hak
 




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