laser?

I heard a laser could shut down cameras. How do I know if one is used on my cameras to protect my house.

Question by Rainbow1946 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Laser

After reading this, and then this, I started thinking of how easy it would be to make a burning laser. I went to Radioshack, got some components, and started thinking. One thing that Stephanie's laser didn't have is a potentiometer, to control the power of the laser. Well, I ended up getting 12 assorted pots at Radioshack, but didn't know what one to use. I want decent control, too. What size (in ohms or k-ohms) do you think I need? I'm spotty in my electronics knowledge. PS- The size in ohms on the pot is the pot's range, right? If it says 100k, it means that it will resist from 0 to 100 kilo ohms, right?Also, in the shematic below, I don't know if the pot is connected correctly, post a comment if it's wrong.

Topic by John Smith 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Laser scanner laser diode

Can I extract a laser diode from a scanner. If so will it be as strong a if I got one from a DVD burner/player?

Topic by laserblast 10 years ago


Laser diode

I need a laser diode from 18x or more dvd writer or blue-ray writer.please help me.I dont have a credit card to buy them from e-bay

Topic by Rhsameera 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


ebay laser?

I bought an ebay 3.2vdc laser and want to power it with a 5vdc wall charger, will it work or do I need a resister? if so what size?

Question by jamesv37 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Laser Diodes? Answered

 So, I have 2 laser diodes, but I don't know what the voltage/amperage/wattage on them is. Anybody know how I could figure this out?

Question by iBurn 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


will this laser burn?

i can get a green laser with: Output power: 50mW, wavelength: 532nm it appears to be a nice laser but im more intrested if it can burn stuff. will it? Thanks , Hackoslash

Question by Hackoslash 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Laser help

Does any one know how to make or where to get a Argon Fluoride discharge pumped excimer laser or a laser with a 193nm output? I do believe that they are used in dentistry.

Topic by Masterdude 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


laser pointer

I own a RadioShack laser pointer (green beam) Can I hack it to burn a ballon? if so, how can i do it? Thank you.

Topic by danzarjoe 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Laser cutter

My dad has an old plotter that I plan on converting into a laser cutter, and I was wondering how powerful the laser needs to be in order to cut thin metal (its ok if it can do it in multiple passes). Where could I get a cheap one? Thanks LinuxH4x0r

Topic by LinuxH4x0r 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


laser help

How do you take apart a conventional laserpointer like the ones that you get at pet stores?

Topic by kris142 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


RUBY LASER.? Answered

Hello every one. I really need some help on how to make a ruby laser, i live in Australia and laser are totally banned where i live so i did some research on how to make powerful laser. I came across Ruby laser, i did some research but i am not sure how to make one or get the parts from so any one that can help please do so. thank you. :)

Question by kk khrab 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


laser cutters

Hi wondering if anyone could help me have a luifure laser cutter 40w which we have just purchases software CorelDraw and laser draw 2013 came with it but the laserdraw 2013 wont load onto my daughters laptop also we did not receive a English maual with it so basically don't have a clue what we r doing any help would be greatly appreciated or we r from fmaesteg south wales so does anyone know of someone who could set it up for us thanks

Question by straddie 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


conwerting a laser

I have a guide line laser want to convert to laser cuter if it is possible need help the laser is CARTER MODEL#LGL-100S SERIAL#573 MFD JAN 1982 THIS LASER PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH DHEW/BRH RADIATION PERFORMENCE STANDARDS 21CFR SUB-CHEPTER J 120VAC

Topic by drgeorge 10 years ago


Laser jacket

This laser jacket by Wie-Chieh Shih reminds me of the jacket that Bono wore last year. With 200 diodes in it it is super shiny and dangerous for any eyeballs that come near it. 200 ld stage suit via Make

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Laser cutter

I was wondering where people in the UK get there laser cutting done? Every other instructable worth doing seems to be done on a laser cutter. so where might i be able to get some work done?

Topic by stupidityisanart 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Laser rangefinder

Hi, I would like to put together a laser rangefinder, with LCD display, that can measure distance to the objects out to about 600y, with accuracy of +/- 1 y. I know absolutely nothing about electronics. Can somebody tell me what components would I need? regards, dejan

Topic by COROVICD 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


DVD laser?

Could I use a DVD player laser as a pointer? (IT CAN'T BURN ANYTHING!)

Question by alexw2150 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


PVC Laser? Answered

I don't know if anyone on here knows hot to make a laser, but if you do can you make a CO2 laser with PVC instead of glass or do you need glass to direct the beam and such. 

Question by jj.inc 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


cutable laser?

I know scientist have created lasers that can cut but how much money would it take to make one? and what materials would be need? and... what kinds of materials would be laser resistance, not effected by a laser... or would that depend on the lasers stength?

Question by saiyankev 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Laser cutting.

Hello (excuse my English really bad I'm Belgian and French) I would like to cut aluminum sheet of + - 5 mm thick and also cut paper without "burning the edges" I would like to know what kind of "laser head" the cheapest possible exists and what would be even better, whether this kind of "laser head" is recovering ... I was thinking of a DVD laser burner but, even though I I'm as good at DIY as an elephant is good at skydiving, I guess a DVD burner will not cut aluminum ... A big thank-you

Topic by Hiram 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


laser voltage?

I have a laser diode that needs between 3.7v  and 4.2v to run, http://www.laserlands.net/gd-ms-200mw-green.html and i plan to run it of an arduino (5v). to reduse the voltage i have calculated that i need a resistance of aproximately 1.333ohm. is this necessary/is there a bether way to do this? thank you in advance for any answer!

Question by ludvig.risan 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Laser Harp

Link to buy the plans to make your own (would be cool for the Robot Challenge, i am thinking about it) March 6, 2008 Stephen Hobley saw Jean Michael Jarre play his highly theatrical Laser Harp live 22 years ago and vowed he’d build one just like it. He’s just ironed out the bugs and you can see him play it here. Whatsmore, he has detailed the entire construction process on the Internet. He reckons anyone can build one for under US$600 after purchasing his US$19 Laser Harp Plans and Source Code.

Topic by laminterious 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Laser Pointers

Hey guys, I was just wondering, if you had the money, what kind of laser you could buy and why.  Just a random thing I thought of after seeing the laser contest.  

Topic by whiskrs 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Laser pointers

Hey guys, I can imagine this question being asked a few times, but google did not provide good results. ANyways, I have a CD drive, CD burner, and DVD drive and wanted to build myself one of those nifty laser pointers that can burn matches almost instantly. Which one will have the strongest laser to do this with? I'm assumign either the CD burner or the DVD. so which should I tear into?

Topic by Spamwich 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Surgical Laser

Hi all!So, I have been volunteering at an animal hospital in my home town, and I have been allowed to observe 11 surgeries so far, 4 of which have been performed with this 30 Watt CO2 Surgical Laser. I would like it if someone could explain to me how a CO2 laser works, and I would be willing to answer any questions. the surgeries I have watched are: (1) a spay on a dalmatian (2) an entropion correction on a bullmastiff (3)a cauterization of a bleeding tail tip (without anesthetic & with me holding the dog down!) and (4)a front declawing of a cat.

Topic by bardon08 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Laser cutter

What is the best laser colour to cut balsa,lite ply,and bass wood for a CNC

Question by TerryE39 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


ignition lasers

Does any one happen to have an oxygen Iodine Laser by any Chance?? If so tell me how u made it...tnx a bunche...

Topic by pyreoutof 10 years ago


15W laser

Help help help! Ive just fitted a 15w laser to my cnc 3018 and I cant get the laser to switch to low power mode. It just wants to burn everything! How do I fix it? Ive attached two pictures, one of the laser and one of the board. The board is a woodpecker GRBLO 9. Please if anyone can help me I would be eternally great full.

Topic by MattK171 9 months ago  |  last reply 9 months ago


Laser soldering

So im making a  laser spirograph (https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Spirograph/#step1) and i just got my laser diode to come out of its case, and i was wondering where i should solder the red and black wire as it does not look like the one in the 'ible. the laser diode looks like this one here http://10mW 532nm Green Laser Module (3V 11.9mm)  (i would take a pic of the diode but i cant find my camera!) the only difference in the diodes is that mine has a black button instead of the red. Oh and one more thing is that it has to bypass the use of the button. Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!

Topic by Mr. walrus 7 years ago


Laser Rangefinder

A member PM'd me with this question, "hi im asking if i can use the arduino micro controller in distance measuring using laser" My response was "Laser distance is the time of flight of a pulse of light pulse that travels 3 feet in a single nanosecond..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_rangefinder Do you think the Arduino can execute instructions at a fraction of a nanosecond ? What is the clock frequency of an Arduino ? . Take care of your eyes when using lasers !  

Topic by iceng 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Laser keyboard

A scanning laser can be mounted on a pad together with a low resolution camera.  With these, an image of different types of keyboard for typing, piano playing, gaming, finger writing can be programmed for user interaction.

Topic by oobi07 8 years ago


Laser Cutter

Would anybody be willing to source and build the parts for https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cutter-start-slicing-stuff-for-under-50-dol/?ALLSTEPS . I would be willing to pay up to half of the price of the parts or up to about $150

Topic by 508Parkour 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


LASER HELP

I recently came across a HeNe (Helium Neon) Laser module, probably from some medical equiptment. it has no power supply, but im in the process of acquiring one. Does anybody Have any suggestions for what i should do with it? it will be my first post, but definitely not my first project. i'm not accustomed to working with lasers, so any help would be appreciated. Sepcifications: 15 Mw max class 3b model no. LGK 7621 MM

Topic by nickdisney 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Making a Laser

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_.jpgPlease 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.

Topic by Jay Dee 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Lasers on motors

I am trying to create 8 motorised lasers that move (ideally randomly) between a 135˚ angle. I doubt with my level of knowledge i will be able to make them move randomly but if i can't just moving back and forth between the 135˚ would have to do.These motors would have to be reversable and travel between 2 points making an arc of 135˚, I'm looking at making this in the cheapest way possible. By mounting cheap pen lasers onto mini motors and somehow getting them do this. I will need to see the beams of light so unless i can find a better way to used focused light cheaply, i'll have to use a smoke machine or something. Having no real knowledge of this, would it be easily achievable, i would use a microcontroller to make the motor movement random within that 135 degrees but i have no idea how i'd go about it.

Topic by happysnail 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what kind of laser is used in laser printers?

what kind of laser is used in laser printers?

Question by Fypsigon 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is a laser module reqired to make a laser cutter?

I pulled a laser diode out of my 16x dvd burner drive and want to use it to make a laser cutter/burner. I want to know is it required to use a laser module or can I just hook it up straight to a battery and have it work.? Also how many battery do I need to make it work.? I tried hooking it up straight to a 9v battery but nothing happened.

Question by adamdarby43 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Laser Tripwire Turned Off By Laser Pointer?

I was playing through my older Splinter Cell games the other day, and had my airsoft pistol next to me. I had attached a laser pointer on it, mostly for kicks and giggles. While playing Splinter Cell, I turned off a security camera by shooting it with some sort of laser from my FiveseveN and it gave me an idea. I decided that I'd like to make a simpler version of this for a scenario airsoft game. So my question for you guys is, is it possible to make a laser tripwire that can be turned off by aiming a laser pointer at some sort of sensor on it? If so, how much would materials cost me, and how difficult would it be to assemble? Could it be pulled off by someone with little electronic experience like myself? Thanks in advance!

Topic by CapnTac 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to turn a laser pointer into a laser cutter?

Does any one know how to turn a regular laser pointer into a laser that will burn somthing when you point it at it?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


laser project problem?

 Hello, https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Surveillance-System-for-under-$20/ I've tried to do this project but i can't complete it .. I can hear the bangs only .. why ??

Question by hakemsaeed 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Indirect laser reflections. Answered

Can indirect reflections (off a clear LED)  from a cheap 5-10mW laser pointer for about 30sec-1min be harmful? If so, how would you know if damage had been done?

Question by 7654321 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Connection to Laser 5mW

Hello, I wanted to ask you guys where should connect +3V and ground from this laser pointer assemly, I have 10 of these lying around. So please tell me where I should connect +ve and -ve

Topic by atwajid123 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Laser Height Gauge

Hello, I wanted to know if there was a way to build a laser height (measurement) gauge that can measure to .001 or .0001?

Topic by vash399 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


1.5W Green Laser

Hi everyone. I'm selling my 1.45W (metered) green laser; unfortunately I'll never get around to building a laser harp with her :-/ I'd like to get $800 for it, but this is somewhat negotiable.

Topic by grenadier 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


BURNING laser power?

Burning laser Power depend up on what thing ?? how diode power can be increased i want to make a 1w laser pls suggest me a cheap diode i am from india

Question by mihir.sahu.355 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Laser engraving slate

Hi all Thinking about putting a project together based on some of the great instructables on here. Can anyone shed any light on how much power I will need for a laser that will engrave slate? I am not sure whether a diode laser will be up to the job or whether it will have to b a co2 laser. Any info would be appreciated.

Topic by gary101 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Laser pointer upgrade

Can anyone help me find any way to upgrade a simple laser pointer to a burning laser?

Topic by randomperson 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


DIY Laser pointer

Hello everybody, I'm sorry if this is already explained in an instructable, but I can't seem to find one... My question is, is there a way to make a laser pointer from the laser thingy inside an old cd-writer or an old hard drive (that both still work) ? Thanks

Topic by Ramvan 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


LED Laser Fingers

I just found out about these: LED Laser FingersThey seem to be the perfect thing for those light sculptures...SO....Can anyone make an ible on making these?

Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago