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    Default Lighting a smokecracker...

    This is pretty funny!

    Lighting a smokecracker!

    Gives an idea of what kind of damage the laser can do! Would you want that going in your eyes?

    Cheers!

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    heh
    not really to be honest however it's obiously a powerful laser [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    Imagine being a "high tech prankster" that would light firecrackers from across the road with your laser [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] lol

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    Wehey! Excellent, think I'll try that [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Lighting a smokecracker...

    I could even hear the fuse lighting.
    Stupid though, holding that firecracker in his hand after the fuse was lit. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jpshakehead.gif[/img]

    I want that laser. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
    Or one just like it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Lighting a smokecracker...

    It's a smokecracker... no explosives, just blows smoke. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    They can get hot on the sides so you should only hold them by the bottom with the fingertips. Heck even firecrackers made today can be lit off like this with no real pain other than ringing in the ears if done indoors. (now that is kind of stupid so don't do that!)

    Cheers!

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    I had a small firecracker (about 1/4" in diameter and ~ 2" long) go off within 18" of my ear before. The fuse on the firecracker was bad and it just quickly flashed into the firecracker when I lit it. Good thing I wasn't holding it in my hand, I had placed it on the ground before I lit it.
    Needless to say, my ear kept ringing for 2 hours after the incident.

    On the other hand, a friend of mine had a similar firecracker go off in his hand while he was lighting it. It burned his fingertips.

    I don't have access to that kind of laser but I have lit firecracker fuses and strike anywhere match heads before with sunlight and a magnifying glass.

    Craig, do you still remember burning a peice of tape with a 50mw laser and a lens like that? You might already have a strong laser.

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    Default Re: Lighting a smokecracker...

    [ QUOTE ]
    yuandrew said:
    Craig, do you still remember burning a peice of tape with a 50mw laser and a lens like that? You might already have a strong laser.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    The laser barely caused some smoke to issue from the tape, and did not actually burn a hole in it. And that was when the beam was focused with a lens.
    Power output of that laser was later measured at 59.09mW.

    Figure you'll need at least several hundred milliwatts of laser radiation to light fuses without first focusing the beam with a lens. Probably more like a watt or two.

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    Default Re: Lighting a smokecracker...

    I happen to know that the ChangChun GLP-III >50mW handheld laser will light a fuse just like that in just about exactly the same amount of time (grin).

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    Default Re: Lighting a smokecracker...

    [ QUOTE ]

    I happen to know that the ChangChun GLP-III >50mW handheld laser will light a fuse just like that in just about exactly the same amount of time (grin).

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    Yes for those of you wondering what laser was used, it's *not* some class IV behemoth! It's a CNI GLPIII handheld laser powered by a single Pila 168S cell. Pretty impressive for something the size of a microphone used by pop singers! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Lighting a smokecracker...

    I was able to light a cuban cigarillos with my 200mW laser module, without additive lens [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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