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

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?


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

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

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!

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.

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?

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

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

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

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.

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)

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

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...

HERE ya go $32

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

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

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)

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.

The laser or the goggles (or both)? L

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