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catbed
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Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 10:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is there any way to take the shell off of any cheap laser pointer and not destroying it?
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AnotherAnonymous
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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:
http://www.philohome.com/sensors/laser/pointer2-t.jpg

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.
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 10:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.

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