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how to turn a laser pointer into a laser cutter? Answered

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

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westfw

10 years ago

Keep in mind that the "small" 30W laser in the engraver Instructables gave away is about 6000 times more powerful than the 5mW that is the maximum a legal laser pointer is supposed to put out. It's more than 100 times more powerful than the 250mW (?) converted DVD-writer laser.

It depends on the pointer. Some can be tweeked to boost the laser enough. Do a google search for "laser pointer hack" or "laser pointer mod" for lots of info about it.