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Old 01-11-2011, 08:02 PM #1
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Default List of pre-made / DIY Heatsink sources

I think it would be cool to maintain a list of sources of heatsinks for popular hosts. Just getting into this, I've found the difficulty of sourcing heatsinks to be the biggest impediment to experimentation. You can buy whole kits, but it would be great to track the various stores (and users hear) that sell just heatsinks.

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$12.50 Survival Laser heatsink for Aurora C6:
DIY Aluminum Heat Sink

$20.99 Modwerx Lab Style Heatsink
Lab style heatsink for 12mm laser modules - $20.99 : Modwerx Shop

$29.12 HighTechDealZ Aluminum MXDL Heatsink
HighTechDealZ - Aluminum Heat Sink for MXDL

$5.25 A.K.E 120 RC Helicopter Heatsink (12mm)
A.K.E 120 Motor Heat Sink - For 120 Motor HelicopterFly.com RC Model Shop

$20 (Black) HS-1a, Laser Module Heat Sink (contributed by: twhite828)
http://www.greenlasermodules.com/cla...er-module.html
$15 (similar to above, contributed by: madmacmo)
http://innovam.com/en/produit_en.php...ier_en=HS-12en

$8 - LaserLands Labby Heatsink (contributed by Ash)
http://www.laserlands.net/components...heat-sink.html



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The heatsink on this page is by far my favorite.

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That black HS really IS cool looking

Silly question -

With threads like this that are intended to maintain or compile lists - should I be taking the additional suggestions that gets posted and editing them back into the original post so that there is a singular list at the top of the thread?
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That black HS really IS cool looking

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With threads like this that are intended to maintain or compile lists - should I be taking the additional suggestions that gets posted and editing them back into the original post so that there is a singular list at the top of the thread?
Probably so - this way discussion post like this one and yours above don't keep people from seeing the whole list.

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Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but: presenting: the Mokume-Heatsink!
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Default Re: List of pre-made / DIY Heatsink sources

I will normally sell heat sinks, though i prefer if people send me the their hosts for a good fit.

and with some, like the blue hotlight, the customer is pretty much jsut paying for the heatsink so you may as well just buy the whole kit. I pay around $0.50 per host on the hotlights.
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laserlands has heatsinks now for about $8:
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remember for a heatsink to work properly it must have some mass along with cooling fins. if it doesnt have the mass to absorb the heat to begin with the cooling fins cant do their job.
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remember for a heatsink to work properly it must have some mass along with cooling fins. if it doesnt have the mass to absorb the heat to begin with the cooling fins cant do their job.
Not if the fins can disperse the heat faster than the mass can absorb it

I love heatsink designs, there is so much more to them than you would think
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Not if the fins can disperse the heat faster than the mass can absorb it
with active cooling, yes..
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