[rescue] geeky toys

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
Sun Jun 24 19:45:44 CDT 2001

  Ahh...mine is most certainly *not* portable.  Aside from being water
cooled, it pulls a constant 18A at 220V.  It has a Q-switch, which
makes things even more fun.  I wish I had more free time.

  It will turn one soda can into two halves when tossed through the
beam, though. :)

         -Dave McGuire

On June 24, Larry Snyder wrote:
> Wow!  Now _that's_ a ray gun.  I can't imagine how much power it takes
> to pump that puppy.  Mine's a little pulsed one, maybe 20-30 mJ energy
> over a 100uS width.  It does have the advantage of being very portable :-)
> -ls-
> Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> > On June 23, Larry Snyder wrote:
> > > nd-yag laser for vaporizing ink and poking holes in razor blades
> > 
> >   Cool!  How big be yours?  I've got a Control Laser model H514, good
> > for ~140W CW.  I don't fire it very often, unfortunately. ;)
> > 
> >             -Dave McGuire
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