|Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 10:01 pm: || |
is there any way to take the shell off of any cheap laser pointer and not destroying it?
|Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 12:40 am: || |
Do you mean a cheap one like this? http://www.philohome.com/sensors/laser/pointer-t.jpg
The most you want to deconstruct it is:
If you split the case along the length with a Dremel stone or coping saw (the type pictured above is an aluminum body) carefully, you can get it out without too much damage.
Depends on the laser though.
Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
Post Number: 424
|Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 10:22 am: || |
I usually just use a pair of wire cutters, and "peel" the aluminum
casing off. But it is silly to go to so much trouble, and to destroy
a perfectly good laser pointer.
Just wrap some tape around a screw or nail and insert it where the batteries go.
That way you can control the laser with a circuit, and when you are done
you can put it back together and have a laser pointer again.