How to Make a Red Laser Pointer Stronger

Red laser pointers comes in a variety of shapes and designs. What they all share--regardless of their price--is a low-intensity beam set at the factory. The intensity can be adjusted to a higher setting to provide a stronger beam of laser light. The procedure takes less than a half hour and does not require any.expertise in electronics.

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Put some newspaper down on a work surface. Remove and set aside the battery cap and batteries from the laser pointer.

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Use the utility knife to remove the power button from the pointer's casing and put it aside.

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Aim the flashlight so that you can see the small screw, called a potentiometer, that is inside of the power button case. Adjust the screw a slight amount counterclockwise using the jeweler's screwdriver to increase the laser's intensity.

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Apply a small amount of bonding glue to the rim of the power button and insert the button back into the casing. Let the bonding glue set.

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Replace the batteries and screw the battery cap back on.