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Old 11-19-2007, 03:30 PM   #11
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Yeah, they are very powerful... you definietly don't shine it in your eye! I'm guessing for it to light a match and to pop a baloon, it'll have to get pretty hot at its centre.
So, imagine what it'd do to your eye... I can't imagine you'd be seeing for very long.

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Old 11-19-2007, 03:34 PM   #12
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go kage, go! lol good job on 10,000
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Lol, yeah, I had a friend shine a 5Mw one in my eye the other day. Definitely not as powerful as one from a disk drive, but I saw a green blob for about 10 minutes.

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Old 11-19-2007, 03:39 PM   #14
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you would need a class IV laser to light matches and pop baloons. Class IIIa is the $100+ ones you see online, and cd drives have class I usually.

Class IIIb is generally what is used in laser shows.
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If I had 1800 bucks, I would buy one of these: http://www.wickedlasers.com/lasers/S...I_GX-26-3.html

The Spyder II GX, the worlds most powerful laser available to the public.

200 to 300mW output power, 532nm wavelength.

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IF i had $1800 i wouldn't spend it on an overgrown laser pointer
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Well, yeah.. I see your point.. I could get a nice car.. More computer parts..

Ok, anyone know where I can buy a cheap laser pointer? Preferably green and less than 15 bucks. I want to buy two of them and keep one intact for some fun, and take the other one and mod it as seen here:
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ebay? or that website that sold the most powerful hand held laser
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:33 PM   #19
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I always thought they were the invisible type that were used in CD players, etc...
Not always, have you ever seen those vertical loading cd players where the cover lifts open? try using one of those but without loading a cd, it will try and read from it and you can see the laser which is quite dangerous!
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:36 PM   #20
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Yep, none over here that I've seen at least allow you to see the laser...
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