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Old 02-11-2008, 11:54 PM #1
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Default green and red laser in altoids tin project

so, i am a big fan of making things out of altoids tins and i decided to make this 2 in 1 green laser with red laser, it will run on 2 sets of AAA batteries, and the lasers can be run 1 at a time or simultaneously

(the bottom view is the closed view and the top is the closed, oh and the green things are the batteries)
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So you're planning on getting two laser modules, 1 green and 1 red, right?
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Default Re: green and red laser in altoids tin project

ya, i was gonna get them from dx, and i was thinking about putting a 100 mw dvd writer diode in the red diodes casing and the green module is only 5 mw, unless there is a stronger one that i can buy somewhere else
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If you're going to be putting a dvd diode in there you're going to need a driver for it, which means you'll need more than 2 AAs to power the diode, or if you can't fit more batteries you can always put a capacitor and a resistor, it won't be as good as a driver but it'll be better than connecting the diode straight to the batteries.
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Default Re: green and red laser in altoids tin project

thanks for that information, i will only put in a dvd diode in it i can find a dvd writer
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Default Re: green and red laser in altoids tin project

You don't have to find a dvd burner, you can get your diodes, or the diodes pre installed in an aixiz housing with a collimating lens from this place:
http://sales.stonetek.org/
Just wait a little bit longer before ordering since it looks like the owner senkat got a batch of bad diodes, just wait until it's all sorted out, here's the thread regarding that subject:
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thanks for that great tip! those diodes look a lot better than a lousy 5 mw diode ;D
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Default Re: green and red laser in altoids tin project

does anyone know where i could get a green laser housing (like the ones that senkat or stonetec sold i believe, except green and not red)
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http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10094 ;D
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Default Re: green and red laser in altoids tin project

ya i saw that, but i was wondering if there was a more powerful one...
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Default Re: green and red laser in altoids tin project

oh and senkats diodes, the red ones, that are in the housings, they just need to be hooked up to a power source.... is that all
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No, you need to build a driver for the laser, you can't just hook up the diode straight to the batteries, IT"LL DIE.
Here's a thread on how to make a driver:
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If you don't want to make one, then you can buy one, here's a review on one:
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thanks, i never would guessed that
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i would take apart a DX laser like a DX30 and take out the module from it and that would be sweet
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Default Re: green and red laser in altoids tin project

for the red i would stick with a 5mw one
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Why would you want to stick with a 5mW one, where's the fun in that? :-?
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