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Where might one be able to acquire inexpensive IR laser goggles (<$40)? Answered

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I'm planning on getting a 905nm IR laser that's pretty powerful, and I don't want to spend a lot on the goggles (from my searching, they're normally pretty close to $200). Does anyone know where to get some decent ones on the cheap?

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seandogue (author)2009-08-28

got it. mum's the word. now delete that last post or you've given it away.

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seandogue (author)seandogue2009-08-28

BTW, you apparently haven't been watching...people are already using those laser engraver/cutters for just that purpose...
here's an ible to that effect.

beer + bored grad student = pain + tattoo

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The Ideanator (author)seandogue2009-08-29

That's exactly what I was referring to!

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seandogue (author)seandogue2009-08-29

now delete the "clue post already or you'll give the dataminers an opportunity to ripoff your idea before it's even reached the testing stage!

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The Ideanator (author)seandogue2009-08-29

Deleating might be good if those dataminers actually read my stuff, it might take a while to actually get my parts. I only have like $25 to spend and no job to make money, oh BTW, if anyone has a techie beginner job position open in the detroit area, I'm eager to start anytime.

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kelseymh (author)2009-08-27

Are you looking for night-vision goggles, or are you looking for safety glasses? It would be very helpful if you could edit your answer text to clarify both my and Lemonie's questions?

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seandogue (author)kelseymh2009-08-27

primarily needs glasses for spectral reflections...I don't believe he'll be looking directly into the diode.

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The Ideanator (author)seandogue2009-08-27

I'm pretty sure that won't happen(I can always hope) it might be better if I can find some treated plexi and make a fume hood/laser shield combo

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seandogue (author)The Ideanator2009-08-27

Lol, I hope not! And yes, a fully enclosing assembly shield, opaque to the wavelength of some sort would prolly be a good idea in general for normal use once the system's up and running, although it's often difficult while a laser is being aligned. First things first

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The Ideanator (author)seandogue2009-08-27

Hey seandogue, have you guessed at my application yet?

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seandogue (author)The Ideanator2009-08-28

Nah.. been trying to learn RubyonRail (programming) for a part time web-admin role. Crash course and new paradigm, so little space in my brain for guessing it out...Didn't give it too much thought, since you did say it was a secret after all. Maybe I'll guess later. The "everyone in the tech sections has one" definitely made me scratch my head....Ah...yes, a portable Thermal Transmitivity meter! Of course!!! lolz. Might make a nice plastic welder too.

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The Ideanator (author)seandogue2009-08-28

I hadn't thought of that, but I'd have to turn the heat way down. Also its hand held(tethered to a station though)

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seandogue (author)The Ideanator2009-08-28

ah...well now, you've given yourself away DOCTOR McCoy! surgery on an ailing Vulcan perchance? Tattooing? Welding tinfoil? Cutting wood or paper? idk i give up. or gimme anudder clue quick... ima fading fast ;) truth is, I figure you'll tell when you're good and ready

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seandogue (author)2009-08-27

Ebay dude. I saw a pair last night (at ~2AM) for $32 but it was gonna be over in 8 hours so I didn't bother to email you... (sorry) I;m sure another pair will appear within moments...

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seandogue (author)seandogue2009-08-27

HERE ya go $32

to be safer, make your own side shields using cardboard.

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seandogue (author)seandogue2009-08-27

although I was almost certain that someone around here posted a link to a brick-n-mortar shop that sells them for close to $20

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The Ideanator (author)seandogue2009-08-27

lol, those 2am sales are some sweet deals. you didn't need to email me anyway, i was trying to fix my broken glasses(seems they were the defective pair they sent me)

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S1L3N7 SWAT (author)2009-08-27

Gotta try Google man....found this immediately after searching for " IR Safety goggles."

http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/22050.html

There's a lot of different kinds, just search google for "IR Safety Goggles."

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I did that already, the link you pointed out is for welding goggles, you cant see through unless youre looking directly at the damn sun or something brighter. What I need is something like these: http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/tl-1201.html its the same site, but those are WAAAAAY out of my budget.

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lemonie (author)2009-08-27

The laser or the goggles (or both)? L

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The Ideanator (author)lemonie2009-08-27

just the goggles, I know where the laser is coming from

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