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If you are new to lasers let me explain what a laser diode is.

A laser diode is like an led but the light is more concentrated and a laser diode needs a drive
To light up or else you can blow it up.

If you hack a driver and salvage the two diodes out of it it will contain a collored laser and a infrared (non vissible) laser

KEEP IN MIND THAT LASERS CAN DAMAGE YOUR EYES SO DON'T LOOK STRAITH INTO THE BEAM AND WEAR PROTECTIVE GLASSES!!

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Let's remove the screws from the outside and pry the case apart!
<p>If you keep the diode in the sled and remove the final focus lens you will have a collimated beam.</p>
<p>Do you have any specs on the diodes? Voltage levels, hookup, etc.?</p>
<p>If you want to hook them up for testing you can just use a battery clip of 2 AA batteries, but if you want to do it properly you need to use a laser diode driver.</p><p>the voltage level for laser diodes is around 1.5 to 3V</p>

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