14363Re: Laser Diodes from Laser Printers?
- Aug 1, 2003--- In SeattleRobotics@yahoogroups.com, Tom Capon <robot@d...> wrote:
> Hey,include the
> I've taken apart a couple of laser printers in the past few months, and
> i've managed to salvage a great deal of parts from them. These
> laser mechanisms used for writing to the paper. I'm just wonderingif any
> of you guys have any ideas / recommendations / warnings aboutusing them
> for anything? I think I've got two of them around hereYeah, I've got a recommendation. Have you seen
> somewhere. Thanks. --Robot256
those labels inside the printers, the ones
that say something to the effect of "Warning:
invisible laser radiation, avoid exposure to beam" ?
Nothing personal, but only an idiot would
consider using those laser diodes in a way
where other people could unknowingly get their
retinas fused. Most, if not all, robotics
applications fall into that category.
Besides the fact that it's dumb, using the
lasers in this manner can be illegal (especially
if you also drive excess current through them to
increase the power).
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