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Old 02-13-2007, 03:01 AM #1
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Default DVD-Burner "Flashlight" mod !

This post, and the next one are pictures taken by Hemlock Mike of his "labor of love" !! *He made a DVD-burner diode into a flashlight...errrr....the other way around...he made a flashlight into a LASER ! *Check them out !
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Default Re: DVD-Burner "Flashlight" mod !

and the second Pic of his 180mw flashlight ! DAMN good work ! 8-) Kudos to Mike !
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SenKat --

Thanks for the post !! I'm not as computer literate as I am with the other sciences !! I couldn't get this in on CPF. The diode runs at 290 mA with three AAA Alkie cells through a 2.7 ohm resistor.

Lots of brass for heatsinking and external focus !!

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Default Re: DVD-Burner "Flashlight" mod !

Mmmm-hmmm....go ahead and lie to me - tell me you didn't have a BLAST making this thing !
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That's a nice tidy piece of work Hemlock Mike i'm impressed 8-)
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That's a nice tidy piece of work Hemlock Mike * i'm impressed 8-)
Yes - I LIKE it too ! He really could market this for those starved for red....
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Yea he could make the cases ready to pop the diode inside it. I'd buy one
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Default Re: DVD-Burner "Flashlight" mod !

pretty cool - do you have any pics of the beam?
was it a blu-ray burner or just red?
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Default Re: DVD-Burner "Flashlight" mod !

Thanks ---
It's one of Dr. LAva's kits built into a flashlight.

Sorry I confused some folks when I called it my "Lava Light 1" !!

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Default Re: DVD-Burner "Flashlight" mod !

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It's one of Dr. LAva's kits built into a flashlight. *

Sorry I confused some folks when I called it my "Lava Light 1" !!

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Oh dang....you got ME on that one, too ! I thought you had.....never mind. I will go and pound my head into the wall some more.....
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Default Re: DVD-Burner "Flashlight" mod !

Even at an estimated 180 mW, The beam isn't as bright as a 100 mW greenie. The spot is bright and focus for burning is somewhat critical over 4'.

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Default Re: DVD-Burner "Flashlight" mod !

Yeah - I got mine up to a registered 177mw - and 5.0 foot match light...at 5.5 feet, it smoked - nothing more. Uhm of course...mine looks NOWHERE near as pretty as yours does !
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I'l love one of those!!! - Very cool design. You've made your point about getting a lathe...

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You gotta go to CPF and see what someone did with his "kit". TINY package with a switcher board about the size of your thumb nail !!

Beautiful marriage of technology..... Even I'm impressed.

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Default Re: DVD-Burner "Flashlight" mod !

That is a very nice case you made! Are you thinking about making more, and selling them?

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I saw the one on CPF you were referring to Mike. Quite frankly, they're both awesome!!! You could DEFINITELY sell these.
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