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 PostPost subject: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:37 am 
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I'm gonna butcher a DVD reader to get out the laser

How powerful is it, man I wish I could afford to do that to a DVD-writer and get out the 500mW monster

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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:12 am 
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What would you want to do with it. I know someone who tried mucking round with a cd reader i sold him cheap like 50 cents NZ but I don't know if he ever did anything with it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:28 am 
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You really cannot do anything with it, it is not an LED.
And when you look into it (who ever does that is so stupid) it can hurt you're eyes.

So, there is not much option then just take it out, look at it <study it> and scrap it.

But @mewrox99:
What did you mean by this topic, just saying you are going to do it?
Or something else, please let us know then we can help you to answer you're question.

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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:00 am 
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I guess you're going to use it for asinine things study the laser?
You can remove the ribbon connector and that's it.
For extra lulz, fry the capacitor.
That leaves the problem of powering it up.
Maybe remove the power connectors from the drive? Then hook it up to your SATA and have some huge laughs.
If you need it "on the go", then check the SATA pin mappings, then you can build a Battery->Converter->AC->SATA power source.

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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:30 am 
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mewrox99 wrote:
I'm gonna butcher a DVD reader to get out the laser

How powerful is it, man I wish I could afford to do that to a DVD-writer and get out the 500mW monster


i do this if i had one :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDURYHV9Ghc


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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:38 am 
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I just wanna point at stuff with it. I've seen 5mW ones point quite far, so I though the lowish power one of a DVD-Rom should be fine

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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:30 pm 
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Also take note if your pointing that thing at aircraft or other stupid things you'll most likely be prosecuted

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009 ... ion=justin

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Also take note if your pointing that thing at aircraft or other stupid things you'll most likely be prosecuted

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009 ... ion=justin

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thats insane :D :D


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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:38 am 
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What would you want to do with it. I know someone who tried mucking round with a cd reader i sold him cheap like 50 cents NZ but I don't know if he ever did anything with it.

It's for the LASER project shown in the Interwebs. Take the write diode out of a DVD-RAM drive and replace the diode from a cheap LASER pointer with thd DVD one.

I got a reader from a car-boot sale a while ago, but I never got round to butchering it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:45 pm 
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Ive always wanted to try making a powerful laser using dvd diode. However I heard if you dont put the diode in properly it will burn the laser/torch


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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:58 pm 
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I'd make a laser lighter. It's possible and it works.


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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-Rom Laser Diode        Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:49 pm 
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Be carefull, the first time I tried doing this I broke the diode.The real trick with lasers is the powersupply: Take a look at the price for an HeNe laser - the barel is 100 USD but the powersupply is 200 USD.

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