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post #31 of 71
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Originally Posted by tpc41 View Post
it kinda scares me to know these things exist, i think im going to be wearing sunglasses more often...especially when around balloons
You don't do that already?
post #32 of 71
YOU'LL PUT YOUR EYE OUT!!!
post #33 of 71
Buy it.
post #34 of 71
stop messing with a toy and get something really dangerous.

about 5 watts of green...
http://gilmore.chem.northwestern.edu/laser.jpg

in any case, filling the balloons with hydrogen is lots more fun.
adding some oxygen can make an even bigger bang.
post #35 of 71
i dont even know what im looking at, but i think i want one.....
post #36 of 71
finally after all these years, its my new christmas display.
The thing on the big heatsink is a spectra physics 808 nm diode
pump. At 1.7 volts and 25 amperes it puts out 20 watts.
The black thing on top of the power supply is the yag head.
It puts out 2.5 watts of 532 nm for every 6.4 watts of pump.
The pump obviously gets pretty hot hence the peltier cooler.
The bench supplies have been replaced by something far more
rational. I'll probably be running it only at 1 watt which is still
class IV.

here is what a few microseconds will do to a floppy disc.
http://gilmore.chem.northwestern.edu/floppy.jpg
(warning large for effect)

Please don't try this at home without the proper safety equipment.
And after reading sam's laser faq on safety for this kind of stuff.
post #37 of 71
Wow...hopefully nothing expensive suffered on the other side.
post #38 of 71
You could permanently go blind, blind others, injure people and set fire to places... are you stupid? BUY IT!!!
post #39 of 71
These go to a whole new level, they have a friggen desktop power supply. These would seriously F something up

Reference Series
post #40 of 71
why stop there... get the real thing.

Newport Corporation | Lasers | CW--Quasi-CW-Solid-State-Lasers | Millennia-Pro-i-s-DPSS-CW-Laser
post #41 of 71
YEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!
post #42 of 71
I want a laser that can burn holes in peoples' cell phones.
post #43 of 71
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kevin gilmore View Post
kevin can those pop balloons?
post #44 of 71
Yeah wickedlasers are overpriced, and very expensive. May last longer than the dx stuff though.
post #45 of 71
Hmm I was just wondering why they dont include these in planes. If they crash someone in an island like in lost, they can shine the light everywhere instead of using flares
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