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I launched my first Kickstarter - Diode Laser Upgrades

Reply #20 — Posted 2yr ago
by ianlee74 | Superhuman | 127,688 exp
Reply #20 — Posted 2yr ago
by ianlee74 | Superhuman | 127,688 exp
Mr. John Smith says:
Could this product be the beginning of a Selective Laser Sintering 3D printer?

After looking at the quality of the prints even after vapor smoothing, I'd say they have a loooong way to go.
Reply #21 — Posted 2yr ago
by mtylerjr | King | 24,672 exp
Reply #21 — Posted 2yr ago
by mtylerjr | King | 24,672 exp
5.5 watt purple laser... fun!

How far away can you pop balloons? Cheesy
Reply #22 — Posted 2yr ago
by EvoMotors | Master | 8,156 exp
Reply #22 — Posted 2yr ago
by EvoMotors | Master | 8,156 exp
mtylerjr says:

5.5 watt purple laser... fun!

How far away can you pop balloons? Cheesy

You can pop balloons with a 0.25W lasers and this where you should stop using as a toy. 2.5W~5.5W lasers can cut thin wood, cardboard, thin acrylic With 6.5W~10W lasers can engrave on stainless steel, iron, aluminum, ceramics, stone... you can probably even cut copper on PCBs
Reply #23 — Posted 2yr ago
by Mr. John Smith | Legend | 42,263 exp
Reply #23 — Posted 2yr ago
by Mr. John Smith | Legend | 42,263 exp
@EvoMotors - Aluminum foil you mean?
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Reply #24 — Posted 2yr ago
by Bill_Wyo | Senior | 2,584 exp
Reply #24 — Posted 2yr ago
by Bill_Wyo | Senior | 2,584 exp
@Blue Hair Bob - I'm in Bob. Looks like a great deal. I will be interested in seeing other services offered.
Reply #25 — Posted 2yr ago
by Blue Hair Bob | Hero | 17,792 exp
Reply #25 — Posted 2yr ago
by Blue Hair Bob | Hero | 17,792 exp
Bill_Wyo says:
@Blue Hair Bob - I'm in Bob. Looks like a great deal. I will be interested in seeing other services offered.

Thanks Bill. Write to me on Kickstarter if you have any questions at all.
Reply #26 — Posted 2yr ago
by Blue Hair Bob | Hero | 17,792 exp
Reply #26 — Posted 2yr ago
by Blue Hair Bob | Hero | 17,792 exp
EvoMotors says:


You can pop balloons with a 0.25W lasers and this where you should stop using as a toy. 2.5W~5.5W lasers can cut thin wood, cardboard, thin acrylic With 6.5W~10W lasers can engrave on stainless steel, iron, aluminum, ceramics, stone... you can probably even cut copper on PCBs

@EvoMotors, thanks for all of the comments. What kind of laser cutters do you currently have?
Reply #27 — Posted 2yr ago
by mtylerjr | King | 24,672 exp
Reply #27 — Posted 2yr ago
by mtylerjr | King | 24,672 exp
EvoMotors says:

mtylerjr says:
5.5 watt purple laser... fun!
How far away can you pop balloons? Cheesy

You can pop balloons with a 0.25W lasers and this where you should stop using as a toy. 2.5W~5.5W lasers can cut thin wood, cardboard, thin acrylic With 6.5W~10W lasers can engrave on stainless steel, iron, aluminum, ceramics, stone... you can probably even cut copper on PCBs

I developed firmware for JDS Uniphase's DPSS lasers - played with them in my cubicle quite a bit (burning holes in the partition between me and my colleagues)

Most of the lasers were green, and all were used for fiber optics communication, not engraving. At that wavelength, it took 80-100 mW to eventually set typical paper on fire - even then you had to train on a fixed spot for quite awhile. Being as this was before 9/11 (and before everyone had laser pointers) I would train them on passing planes (lol)

I had a 100mW laser in my jeep wrangler (convertible) that I just had pointed to the sky. It was nerdy-cool. I would never do that now, though. Probably a felony.

I have always wanted one of these: http://www.wickedlasers.com/arctic

Too bad I live in one of the four countries they can't be shipped to.

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