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Old 05-17-2009, 02:45 PM #1
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I made a RCR123 barrel for my DX30 because it was a POS and getting very unstable at low voltages from 2xAAA NiMHs.So I carefully dissasembled it with the non-destructive hack and slash on the lathe method to be put in the new host lol.

The body is aluminum and the caps and button are brass.The brass was pretty hard and polished quite nicely but the aluminum not so...The aperture is 1.5mm wide, just a couple of tenths larger than the beam At 3.7 volts it may be actually outputting 30mW and is much more stable.Now I like the host so much that I want to buy a 100mW O-like module or something for it

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edit: looks like the forum doesn't like img tags inside of url tags so I just posted the links :/


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good work.. really nice.....
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Looks great! The really small aperture looks a bit odd, but if it passes the beam its a very nice touch really.

The host definitely looks good enough to deserve a more powerful laser module, and big enough to cool it as well
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Very nice as the others said!
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Thanks everyone!

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The really small aperture looks a bit odd, but if it passes the beam its a very nice touch really.
That odd look was what I was looking for.A bigger aperture for a smaller beam just doesn't look right to me , even though the difference in diameter is huge here, lol. Besides , I wanted to keep the dust that gets inside to a minimum Anyway, my machining skills are improoving.
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Did you make those brass caps from scratch (i.e. rod or something), or bought them somewhere and made a hole for the aperture?
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They were made from a bar with a hexagonal section and were damn hard to cut off too....I messed up two saw blades.
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