Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Lasers are cool...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by newyorkin, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Posts:
    16,555
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Los Estados Unitos
    I just got a laser diode... It's really cool. :woot: :woot: My vision's all screwed up now, but the laser is cool.
     
  2. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    13,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Humboldt County, CA
    Those are fun to tease the dog with, drives them crazy.
     
  3. mtn. burb

    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Posts:
    1,260
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ojai Calif.
    Ratch, resist the temptation to point it at helo's and other aircraft...
     
  4. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Posts:
    5,384
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    LA
    what is a laser diode? whats it for? and how does it differ from a laser-pointer, other than sounding more sophistocated and expensive
     
  5. mostwanted

    mostwanted 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2006
    Posts:
    765
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_diode

    ye ask and ye shall reicieve. No pun entended:haha:
     
  6. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Posts:
    16,555
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Los Estados Unitos
    Awesome, thanks for the link... I'm hoping I can modulate the laser to transmit audio to my bike helmet. Hopefully with less components than I'd need using RF, I justneed to figure out how to transmit stereo, like composite left+right.

    I will avoid pointing it toward the sky, too... :D
     
  7. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Posts:
    12,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Centralia, Washington
  8. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Posts:
    6,798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northerish Phoenix, Az
    No shining in the eyes. Just ask that little boy who got pinned down and was blinded with a laser pointer.
     
  9. BurbLover

    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Posts:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SW Missouri
    Just out of curiosity, what class laser is it? It should be labeled in the pointer itself.
     
  10. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Posts:
    16,555
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Los Estados Unitos
    I think it's a class III. It's not a pointer, it's the actual laser diode with a collimator and control board. Yeah, so I guess it's a pointer...
     
  11. BurbLover

    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Posts:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SW Missouri
    Be careful...

    Typically, they are IIIa or IIIb.
     
  12. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Posts:
    16,555
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Los Estados Unitos
    Thanks. I'm reading up on all the dangers before I go crazy with it. I might skip using it on the bike...
     

Share This Page