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Stuff that's too good not to share. Maybe not worthy of an ible. Dollar store lasers have plated parts made of plastic which actually complete the circuit. Who knew? When hacking these, and using shrink tubing, (heat gun) the plastic parts deform and quit functioning. Muy interesant.

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makendo (author)2018-03-11

Might depend on the brand. I did dozens for https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-powered-Light-Saber/ and they all worked after heat-shrinking with a heat gun. Reliability beforehand, though... maybe 75%, so I threw a lot out before wiring

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