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Monday, 06 September 2010 21:47
Changes to Australian import laws a couple of years ago means that we can no longer import laser pointers - however this ban does not extend to laser diodes or modules. I purchased a 405nm laser module off ebay recently and decided that I needed a housing for it. 405nm was advertised as Blue/Violet - it's a nice colour, but more towards the UV end of the spectrum.

A visit to Jaycar on the weekend set me up with a AAA battery holder and a push-button and an afternoon on the lathe with some Aluminium turned out this:

Aluminium Laser Pointer - Front

Aluminium Laser Pointer - Side    Aluminium Laser Pointer - Back
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I'm happy with the result and it looks a little like a light-saber!
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