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Old 06-13-2008, 06:24 AM #17
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I was able to use a small flat blade screwdriver. Just work at one point, get it bent upward. Then just flatten it back out after your done trimming the edges...
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P.S. I think I'll put this tutorial in the Blu-ray laser section too. I think it is a great build, and the 'how to' can be seen better over there.

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Very nice work jayrob!

Does anyone know if drlava accepts paypal? I have yet to achieve the 10 post mark and therefore I cannot contact him though it. But I am going to need a flexdrive.

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Does anyone know if drlava accepts paypal? I have yet to achieve the 10 post mark and therefore I cannot contact him though it. But I am going to need a flexdrive.

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He used to IF you paid (at least part of) the PayPal fees. I believe he prefers Google Checkout.

I'm sure he'll come in here to speak for himself, but this may give you some planning time. Get Google checkout.

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...But I am going to need a flexdrive.

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Thanks!

The FlexDrive is an excellent driver! I have built several lasers so far (including a Red burner), using the FlexDrive. All of them are very stable on the power meter. Usually the average power is 'pinned' to the exact same reading as the peak power!

Those drivers are worth every penny!
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Thanks for the reply, I am so used to just using my paypal account for buying through the net that I am willing to pay the 3%? extra...hehe

What about the glass lens collimating housing....is this basiclly an axzis module with a glass lens, or am I getting the wrong picture?

Sorry to the original poster for going of topic, I am sure you will get a buyer soon....(but its like a free bump though hehe)

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For the blu-ray diodes, the AixiZ acrylic lens is going to give you more power than the AixiZ glass lens.

A Meredith glass lens on the other hand, will give you about 30% more power,[s] than an AixiZ acrylic lens (plastic cut away)...[/s]
Edit: ...than a Meredith acrylic lens. (With the red builds, the difference is about 20%. For the reds, the AixiZ acrylic and the Meredith acrylic, are about equal. But not for the blu-rays)
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Yeah I saw that in the other thread, I was kind of hoping the glass lenses he was selling were some other manufacturers freakishly cheap but extremelly efficient types the holy grail of 405nm lenses that nobody had noticed yet, hehe sweet dreams

thanks for the advice though, it is much appreciated!

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Yeah I saw that in the other thread, I was kind of hoping the glass lenses he was selling were some other manufacturers freakishly cheap but extremelly efficient types the holy grail of 405nm lenses that nobody had noticed yet, hehe sweet dreams

thanks for the advice though, it is much appreciated!

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We are all dreaming that IgorT's special 405nm coated glass lenses will perform like the Meredith glass lens! That way, we can fit them into the AixiZ nuts...
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Nice thats great news!

I just found out the IgorT is a fellow countrymen and therefore we are at most seperated by a 2h drive (small (but beautiful) country:P), so this might be the option I am looking for!


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I just found out the IgorT is a fellow countrymen and therefore we are at most seperated by a 2h drive (small (but beautiful) country:P), so this might be the option I am looking for!
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[quote author=brtaman link=1212910842/24#24 date=1213440257]I just found out the IgorT is a fellow countrymen and therefore we are at most seperated by a 2h drive (small (but beautiful) country:P), so this might be the option I am looking for!
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Hehe

I am fairly new to lasers and I think me and igor are the only ones from Slovenia???

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I think what you meant to say was IgorT= laser central for EU


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I am fairly new to lasers and I think me and igor are the only ones from Slovenia???
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I was thinking about something Jay.. Is there any way, that the AixiZ acrylic lens would be gathering less light in the Meredith module, than in an AixiZ module? Is any of the effective diameter obstructed somehow, when the AixiZ lens is in the Meredith acrylic holder?

This is an important question... Because i have excluded pretty much all the other possibilities. If the AixiZ lens collects the same amount of light in the Meredith module as in the AixiZ module, then the power difference with a Meredith really is 30% just because of the material!
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[quote author=jayrob link=1212910842/12#23 date=1213402245]We are all dreaming that IgorT's special 405nm coated glass lenses will perform like the Meredith glass lens! That way, we can fit them into the AixiZ nuts...
Yeah, that would be great...

I was thinking about something Jay.. Is there any way, that the AixiZ acrylic lens would be gathering less light in the Meredith module, than in an AixiZ module? Is any of the effective diameter obstructed somehow, when the AixiZ lens is in the Meredith acrylic holder?

This is an important question... Because i have excluded pretty much all the other possibilities. If the AixiZ lens collects the same amount of light in the Meredith module as in the AixiZ module, then the power difference with a Meredith really is 30% just because of the material![/quote]

Well, I can tell you that I have removed an AixiZ acrylic lens from the black plastic nut, and put it into a Meredith module. Which gave much better readings that the 'coated' Meredith acrylic lens did. (with a blu-ray) But I have not actually (using the exact same diode), compared an AixiZ acrylic, against an AixiZ acrylic in a Meredith module.

I have a couple of pictures of the Meredith acrylic for you, as well as the Meredith glass module:



I would guess, that the 5.1mm opening at the bottom of the Meredith module, would dictate the difference, if any. It is reasonable that after cutting the black plastic away from the AixiZ nut, that there may be just a little more area for light to come through...

As far as the Meredith glass lens, you can see from these pictures why it is giving more power. Because of the 'short focus' design of the lens, it has to sit at the bottom of the brass holder, which positions it very close to the top of the LD!
Jay

P.S. You just gave me a great idea though! I think I will compare my readings on a blu-ray with an AixiZ acrylic in a Meredith module, and then drill out the 5.1mm opening at the bottom to a larger opening! (since the acrylic lens sits at the top, I can drill this opening out)

That should be interesting!
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The 19% difference in output on the unit I reported is a direct replacement of the lens in the same laser (glass at the bottom, acrylic at the top of the diode retainer)

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