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Making a Laser Answered

Hey I read something somewhere about how to make a Laser from a DVD burner. Ive seen the lasers from DragonLasers and WickedLasers and I want one, but because of the price I thought maybe it would be better to make one myself.
This is the DVD burner I intend to use:
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/111Y366TSDL._AA160_.jpg

Please reply to make ASAP with any advice on how to do this.
I am not very good at electronics or anything like that, this is the first time Ive done my own little project like this.
Thanks.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

I understand that there are actually two lasers in a DVD burner - a visible-light laser for the DVD, and an IR laser to read/burn CDs. It's the DVD's laser you want, the IR laser will do you serious eye-damage and you'll never even see the flash.

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

13 years ago

Yeah I read about this a while ago, basically all the guy did was buy a diy laser pointer kit and replaced the diode with the one from the burner