Laser Cutter





Introduction: Laser Cutter

This is a powerful laser that can light matches and  pop balloons

Step 1: What You Need

- optical Drive
- a pen flashlight
- a saudering iron

Step 2: Step 1

Getting the Burner out of the optical drive
I am using a laptops'  optical drive
first you will need to remove all the screws to get the burner out

Step 3: Step 2

once you have the burner out you you will need to add longer terminals to the ends of the shorter ones with the saudering iron

Step 4: Step 3

now you will need to un-saudder the led and saudder the terminals of the burner in the place of the old led

Step 5: Finished

now you just  put it all together and now you have a laser that can pop balloons and start matches on fire

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This is a tweak of  kipkays "laser flashlight hack"



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nice and simple SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smitty? Sauddering is how he Americans say soldering, it's the accent, makes it hard to understand, also, it's not a "burner" it's a laser diode.

Im just working on a cnc-foam-cutter and want to know more about your lasercutter. What do you think, how powerfull is this lasercutter? May it be hot enough to melt white styrofoam (fast)? (the project this question belongs to:

If you want a hotter laser you can use one from a Blu Ray Recorder. They can also be purchased online for fairly inexpensive.

sory but no this wouldnt be able to cut styrofoam fast if at all
because this is only about 650-700 milliwatts
laser cutters have about 150 watts
150 watts is over 150 times greater than 700 milliwatts


Can you find the CD burner in any optical drive

Will this light a cigarette? Not that I'm condoning tobacco use, just curious.