DIY Laser pointer

Hello everybody, I'm sorry if this is already explained in an instructable, but I can't seem to find one... My question is, is there a way to make a laser pointer from the laser thingy inside an old cd-writer or an old hard drive (that both still work) ? Thanks

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ry259209 years ago
Yeah, but that laser burns through paper, and anything else thin. Here's a link for Kip Kay's laser flashlight hack.
Every time I see that "hack" I'm about to lose my mind don't follow that instructable
Though I thought of something excellent using that hack and another hack on 'ibles, I'm thinking big and clever...
Ramvan (author)  guyfrom7up9 years ago
Why not?
bumpus9 years ago
You may want to check here: Laser Flashlight Hack

Or here: Blu-Ray Laser Phaser