I finally finished the 200W laser gun!! 'This monster laser was built from scrap metal and a pile of broken "hybrid" DLP projectors, and runs on a stack of lithium polymer batteries.
The power consumption is nearly a kilowatt, which is around what it takes to run a microwave oven!!
There are more crazy projects on the way, so stay tuned!! I may even try some optical pumping with this laser...
Thanks to DTR for providing the knife edgers that I used on the gun! He is also one of my main suppliers for laser diodes. sites.google.com/site/dtrlpf/
28 jun 2016