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can a cd burner diode from a computer burn a match? Answered

self explanatory from question

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gmxx (author)2009-08-24

no... try looking at the dvd burner/blu ray burner hacks.

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Bigev (author)gmxx2009-08-25

Just don't look too close...

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zaiedishaq (author)2009-08-25

CD burner laser diode emmit IR. You cant see it with naked eye. It can burn your eye for sure. Better go for dvd/blu ray laser diode as Zerogx recomended.

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kevinhannan (author)2009-08-25

Iremember another webiste doing this and they made it clear that a higher power laser is needed, so much so that they deliberately overloaded the laser to light the match; the laser didn't last too long either. I seem to remember from the 1980s that penpointing lasers gretaer than 5mw were banned as that was powerful enough to cut retinas but still notlight matches -so keep themaway from everybodies eyes.

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-08-24

Only if you've managed to set the diode on fire first.

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