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Old 12-28-2008, 05:27 AM #113
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I just sent payment for mine! Can't wait to get it!

Jay, why don't you just use a boring setup to cut out the casing instead of a drill bit. That is the proper way to do it and will result in a flat bottom.


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I got my host now jay. I will pm you next week regarding the work on the pill that we discussed earlier in this thread
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Laser Ben, I have some boring bits that I use when I need to. But for this piece, it is easier to use the 5/8" bit. I will contact you soon. I'm working on yours now...






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pertinax, your Pocket Mini red build is done! It will be in tomorrow's mail. (Monday's)



229mW's at 402mA's. Very nice! 8-)

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Finished my build using this host & jayrob's heatsink tonight.

Man -- that is what I call a tight build. And that is coming from a professional "hardware hacker" guy. Those have to be the most PERFECT host I have ever seen, they fit "exactly" right. Jayrob, Thanks for finding that host, thanks for showing it off, and thanks for making the heatsinks available for us DIY'ers.

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Your welcome!

Glad you like it. It is a sweet little build isn't it? It's a really nice option to have the choice of primary or rechargeable too! 8-)
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Laser Ben, I finished yours this morning! So I'll get it out in today's mail. (Monday)



It's a sweet little build set at 115mW's per your request. Running at 131mA's. Please let me know when you get it.
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Perfect! Thanks so much Jay, you are amazing! 8-)
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Set at 120mW's per your request. I found a very efficient diode for you. Running at 128mA's.

Instruction sheet and safety recommendations included. Please let me know when you get it...
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Jay, Very very nice build. I have always been a stickler for quality and am NOT disappointed. Thanks for the great little instrument. I will be putting it to good use in the experiments section soon! Stay tuned... ;D

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I am reserving this space until I can complete a full review, but here is a teaser!

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Nice picture Ben! Looking forward to your review!







zavor, I got your Pocket Mini blu-ray done and it will be in tomorrow's mail! (Friday's)

The picture shows off my new 'Key Chain' blu-ray! 8-) I just wanted to show a size comparison next to the Pocket Mini...



Your Pocket Mini is set at 90mW's for good longevity. (per your request)

I'm sure your going to like it! Let me know when you get it...
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Laser Ben, your custom 6X mod is ready to ship. It is sweet! Here are the pictures...






You got a really nice 6X diode in there to be putting out 203mW's through an AixiZ acrylic lens at only 191mA's current! I was surprised! I even went and double checked the current setting. 191mA's...

About the FlexDirve:

It is a constant current boost circuit that will regulate the current (set at 191mA's) exactly. As long as you have a minimum of 2.5 volts. Max voltage for the FlexDrive is 5.5 volts.

So make sure you PSU is with-in this voltage range. This build is also perfect for a portable set up using a variety of battery configurations. Example:
2 X AAA, 3 X AAA (or AA, C, D) Not 4 X 1.5 volt batteries - too much voltage.

Also a 3.0 volt lithium battery like the Pocket Mini, or a 3.6 volt rechargeable of any size!

If you use a conservative duty cycle, such as 1 min. on / 30 sec. off, this power setting should last a good while with the 6X...
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P.S. According to some testing that IgorT has been doing, a duty cycle may not even be needed at this power, but obviously, if you use a conservative duty cycle, It will be just that much better on your diode!


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Jay,

Once again, I say thank you and great work! You really do professional work on all of your products and you deserve the small premium for them! I can't wait to get this one and take some beam shots!

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Your welcome Ben, and thank you for the complements! Looking forward to any pictures and/or reviews! (hint hint)










Stan, I got your awesome 6X Pocket Mini ready to ship! There is one little problem though...



...we talked about setting it at 170mW's for better longevity. I set the current at 175mA's. This is as low as I could go with the version 3 Flexdrive. (in the high setting - the low setting would only let me go to 150mA's)

Now, normally, 175mA's would put you below 170mW's of power. But since you got a very high efficiency diode, you are getting 179mW's through the AixiZ acrylic lens!

I am guessing that this is ok with you, and will be sending it today. (Tuesday)

Please let me know when you get it...
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P.S. Keep an eye on IgorT's GB for his 405nm coated glass lenses fit for AixiZ. With this lens, at this setting, you will see over 200mW's! Here's Igor's lens comments/thread:
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Default Re: FS: My New 'Pocket Mini' Lasers! - Blu-Ray or

that thing looks sweet man, guess i really lucked out with the diode

i cant wait to get it, ill definately do some testing when it gets here and write a review about it for u.
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