Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Experiments & Modifications



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-07-2008, 10:50 PM #1
daguin's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
daguin daguin is offline
Super Moderator
daguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?

OK I built my first blu-ray with a Merideth module with a glass lens. I will admit that it is a BURNIN' BEAST, but is this limited focal distance normal?

The farthest I can get a focused beam is about 12 inches!! I sanded the adapter down to 4mm. I pressed the diode until it was flush with the back surface of the adapter. I have to screw the lens in all the way to get it to focus at 12 inches.

Don't get me wrong, the power is nice. I'm actually torturing this one to see what kind of output I can get for a later project. However, I like to shine my lasers around. I like to be able to focus to infinity. If this is what I can expect, I'll probably sell this one to someone who likes to burn stuff and build a new one for myself with an aiXiz (or a new custom IgorT lens).

Does the Merideth acrylic lens have the same focal distance?

Peace,
dave


__________________
How To Get Along In and Be Accepted in the Forum

If you got some value out of reading this forum, how about donating $2 to keep it going?
Click Here to donate

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-William Shakespeare
daguin is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 06-07-2008, 10:55 PM #2
flogged's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 530
Rep Power: 47
flogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond repute
flogged flogged is offline
Class 2M Laser
flogged's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 530
Rep Power: 47
flogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?

Apparently it can be a problem. I've never had this problem.. but then it turns out I've been installing the diode backwards in the adapter (lol). See this thread, especially the second page:
http://www.laserpointerforums.com/fo...num=1212443308

You may have to sand the 5->9mm adapter down more.
flogged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 11:06 PM #3
daguin's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
daguin daguin is offline
Super Moderator
daguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by flogged
Apparently it can be a problem. I've never had this problem.. but then it turns out I've been installing the diode backwards in the adapter (lol). See this thread, especially the second page:
http://www.laserpointerforums.com/fo...num=1212443308

You may have to sand the 5->9mm adapter down more.
I don't think that I would call it a "problem." It certainly is NOT a problem if you want to burn stuff. This thing is throwing photons! It is just not what I like to use my lasers for. I think this will be important information to know when counseling neophytes.

Peace,
dave
__________________
How To Get Along In and Be Accepted in the Forum

If you got some value out of reading this forum, how about donating $2 to keep it going?
Click Here to donate

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-William Shakespeare
daguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 11:12 PM #4
flogged's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 530
Rep Power: 47
flogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond repute
flogged flogged is offline
Class 2M Laser
flogged's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 530
Rep Power: 47
flogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond reputeflogged has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?

My opinion is not being able to focus to infinity is a problem. It's easy enough to fix, though the adapter needs to be modified depending on the diode. I think the Meredith stuff was originally designed to work with 9mm diode cans.


flogged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 11:23 PM #5
daguin's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
daguin daguin is offline
Super Moderator
daguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by flogged
I think the Meredith stuff was originally designed to work with 9mm diode cans.
Yes. Hence the need for an "adapter."

The adapter could be sanded down farther or the diode could be seated more deeply in the adapter. Are there any other changes that could be made? Have others tried either of these options?

Peace,
dave
__________________
How To Get Along In and Be Accepted in the Forum

If you got some value out of reading this forum, how about donating $2 to keep it going?
Click Here to donate

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-William Shakespeare
daguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 11:34 PM #6
Hemlock_Mike's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Iowa
Posts: 6,184
Rep Power: 4528
Hemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond repute
Hemlock_Mike Hemlock_Mike is online now
Class 4 Laser
Hemlock_Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Iowa
Posts: 6,184
Rep Power: 4528
Hemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond reputeHemlock_Mike has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Merideth Module: *Is This Normal?

Did you remove the lens? IgoreT says that the flat side should face the LD. I don't know.

Mike
__________________
It's a dog's life
Hemlock_Mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 11:38 PM #7
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 373
Rep Power: 14
climbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the rough
climbak climbak is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 373
Rep Power: 14
climbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Merideth Module: *Is This Normal?

jayrob may be able to help. He has noted the need to shorten the adapter with his red builds.I am having the same problem right now, but my driver hasn't come in yet and I don't want to screw around with it too much until I have a stable connection to deal with.
climbak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 11:52 PM #8
daguin's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
daguin daguin is offline
Super Moderator
daguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hemlock Mike
Did you remove the lens? IgoreT says that the flat side should face the LD. I don't know.
Mike
I didn't remove it, but I checked it anyway. It is flat side to the diode. I even tried changing it with a lens from a different Merideth module. Same/same



Quote:
Originally Posted by climbak
jayrob may be able to help. He has noted the need to shorten the adapter with his red builds.I am having the same problem right now, but my driver hasn't come in yet and I don't want to screw around with it too much until I have a stable connection to deal with.
Well, you may be the one to try something else with the adapter then. Unless Jayrob comes in with the answer. It is a great burner. It has no distance.

It might still be me. I'm pushing this one pretty hard. It might not last anyway

Peace,
dave



__________________
How To Get Along In and Be Accepted in the Forum

If you got some value out of reading this forum, how about donating $2 to keep it going?
Click Here to donate

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-William Shakespeare
daguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 01:16 AM #9
VW's Avatar
VW VW is offline
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 579
Rep Power: 12
VW will become famous soon enough
VW VW is offline
Class 2M Laser
VW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 579
Rep Power: 12
VW will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Merideth Module: *Is This Normal?

What's it like under your smoke machine?
__________________
Dragon Lasers Hulk >150mW 532nm - Average 212mW
Dragon Lasers Spartan BP >40mW 473nm - Average 47mW
Kryton Groove PHR 405nm - TBC
VW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 01:46 AM #10
daguin's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
daguin daguin is offline
Super Moderator
daguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by VW
What's it like under your smoke machine?
I haven't tried it yet. My wife's allergies are acting up. Fog coming from the garage would not be good for her. I'll try it after she goes to bed.


I sanded the diode retainer down another .7mm. That allows the adapter to screw in closer to the lens. I figure the diode is now no more than 1.5mm from the bottom of the diode retainer. The lens surface is another .85mm into the diode retainer. That makes the diode 2.35mm from the surface of the lens. The focal point moved out to about 17inches.

I can't really make this one any closer than that. I would have to sand down the adapter with the diode in it. There is only about 1mm from the top of the adapter to the top of the diode now anyway.

So I guess, with careful measurement, That we could get the diode as close as 1.35mm from the surface of the lens. That is with having the diode protected inside the adapter. If we sand down the adapter far enough to allow the diode to protrude from the adapter, we could get it another .85mm closer (.5mm total distance). However, that leaves no room for error. It probably wouldn't be very good to smash the top of the diode into the surface of the lens. Plus, somewhere along in there, we are going to run into the height of the fully compressed spring.

Peace,
dave
__________________
How To Get Along In and Be Accepted in the Forum

If you got some value out of reading this forum, how about donating $2 to keep it going?
Click Here to donate

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-William Shakespeare
daguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 02:20 AM #11
jayrob's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern CA, U.S. Astrophotography! (Some of my Photos)
Posts: 9,851
Rep Power: 3922
jayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond repute
jayrob jayrob is online now
Class 4 Laser
jayrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern CA, U.S. Astrophotography! (Some of my Photos)
Posts: 9,851
Rep Power: 3922
jayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Merideth Module: *Is This Normal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by daguin
[quote author=Hemlock Mike link=1212879018/0#5 date=1212881646]Did you remove the lens? IgoreT says that the flat side should face the LD. *I don't know.
Mike
I didn't remove it, but I checked it anyway. *It is flat side to the diode. *I even tried changing it with a lens from a different Merideth module. *Same/same



Quote:
Originally Posted by climbak
jayrob may be able to help. He has noted the need to shorten the adapter with his red builds.I am having the same problem right now, but my driver hasn't come in yet and I don't want to screw around with it too much until I have a stable connection to deal with.
Well, you may be the one to try something else with the adapter then. *Unless Jayrob comes in with the answer. *It is a great burner. *It has no distance.

It might still be me. *I'm pushing this one pretty hard. *It might not last anyway

Peace,
dave



[/quote]

Dave, it will be able to focus to infinity no problem. There's just a little extra thing you have to do....

First, you did shorten the 5.6mm adapter correct? Check here:
http://www.laserpointerforums.com/fo...12443308/12#12

Now, the 'skirt' (where the spring touches) on the piece that houses the lens, sometimes must be shortened as well. Carefully turn it upside down and let the lens come out like this picture:

Then machine/sand/or grind the 'skirt' about 1/16" shorter, or more....as long as the spring still has something to fit into.

I find that if your careful, the lens can be removed and replaced in this manner, without even having to touch it!
Jay

P.S. I am looking for another member who can verify my findings...that the Meredith glass lens will give you a 30% increase in power for a blu-ray, when compared with an AixiZ acrylic. (plastic cut away) - 20% increase with the reds. (Gazoo has found the same with the reds)
__________________
Personal lasers:
(just a few - too many to list) RPL 425, Sypder III Krypton, RPL 35 (473), GLP-473, GLP-593.5, HeNe 632.8,
Many DIY 445, red, blu-ray, green, 635, and 450 builds...


Looking for a DIY kit?


Take a look at some of my more popular kits linked in color...

* FS: 405-G-1 Glass Lens Mod for Blu-ray! 31% increase in power vs AixiZ acrylic!

* FS: New! 1000 Lumen XML-2 Maglite Modification With Voltage Monitor! - Parts or Complete Light! Must see!

* FS: Polished Stainless Steel Green Kit! Easy assembly in minutes!

* FS: Large Maglite Monster Kits! Side Button Forward Clicky! Custom Head Option! Gnarly...


Click here for a list of my build kits! Projects and tutorials too!

jayrob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 02:44 AM #12
TheGr8Revealing's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 545
Rep Power: 15
TheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to TheGr8Revealing
TheGr8Revealing TheGr8Revealing is offline
Class 2M Laser
TheGr8Revealing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 545
Rep Power: 15
TheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to TheGr8Revealing
Default Re: Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?

the 803T needs to be all the way into the adapter. it cant just be flush with the back of the adapter. Needs to be all the way into be able to focus to infinity.


Attached Thumbnails
Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?-803t_diagram.jpg  
TheGr8Revealing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 02:55 AM #13
jayrob's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern CA, U.S. Astrophotography! (Some of my Photos)
Posts: 9,851
Rep Power: 3922
jayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond repute
jayrob jayrob is online now
Class 4 Laser
jayrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern CA, U.S. Astrophotography! (Some of my Photos)
Posts: 9,851
Rep Power: 3922
jayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond reputejayrob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Merideth Module: *Is This Normal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGr8Revealing
the 803T needs to be all the way into the adapter. it cant just be flush with the back of the adapter. Needs to be all the way into be able to focus to infinity.
Doing that would solve both of the things that I do. Shortening the adapter, as well as shortening the 'skirt'. (which hits the 'inside bottom' of the module case, if not shortened) If you look inside the module case, you can see that it is beveled toward the bottom (where the 'skirt' would hit), not allowing the 'skirt' to go all the way down.

But since I always press the diode only flush with the back, I have been doing these 'optional fixes' with good results...
Jay
__________________
Personal lasers:
(just a few - too many to list) RPL 425, Sypder III Krypton, RPL 35 (473), GLP-473, GLP-593.5, HeNe 632.8,
Many DIY 445, red, blu-ray, green, 635, and 450 builds...


Looking for a DIY kit?


Take a look at some of my more popular kits linked in color...

* FS: 405-G-1 Glass Lens Mod for Blu-ray! 31% increase in power vs AixiZ acrylic!

* FS: New! 1000 Lumen XML-2 Maglite Modification With Voltage Monitor! - Parts or Complete Light! Must see!

* FS: Polished Stainless Steel Green Kit! Easy assembly in minutes!

* FS: Large Maglite Monster Kits! Side Button Forward Clicky! Custom Head Option! Gnarly...


Click here for a list of my build kits! Projects and tutorials too!

jayrob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 03:56 AM #14
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 373
Rep Power: 14
climbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the rough
climbak climbak is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 373
Rep Power: 14
climbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the roughclimbak is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Merideth Module: *Is This Normal?

How do you push the diode all the way in? It was a pain just getting it flush with the back. I'll have to look around for something to push it in with.
climbak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 04:35 AM #15
TheGr8Revealing's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 545
Rep Power: 15
TheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to TheGr8Revealing
TheGr8Revealing TheGr8Revealing is offline
Class 2M Laser
TheGr8Revealing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 545
Rep Power: 15
TheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really niceTheGr8Revealing is just really nice
Send a message via AIM to TheGr8Revealing
Default Re: Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by climbak
How do you push the diode all the way in? It was a pain just getting it flush with the back. I'll have to look around for something to push it in with.

i use a dremal and bore out the hole in the adapter slightly (to the point that the diode can just slip all the way in). Next i take my wire clippers and squeeze in three places on the brass part of the diode 120 degrees apart to cause slight protrusions from the diode. This allows you to push the diode in with enough of a tight squeeze that it wont slip out on its own. However you will still be able to remove it very carefully if you wish.
TheGr8Revealing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 06:57 AM #16
daguin's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
daguin daguin is offline
Super Moderator
daguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Merideth Module:  Is This Normal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGr8Revealing
the 803T needs to be all the way into the adapter. it cant just be flush with the back of the adapter. Needs to be all the way into be able to focus to infinity.

This was the answer I was most afraid of. Disassembly and figuring out how to push it in farther.

Once more . . .Into the breach!

Peace,
dave
__________________
How To Get Along In and Be Accepted in the Forum

If you got some value out of reading this forum, how about donating $2 to keep it going?
Click Here to donate

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-William Shakespeare
daguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:59 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC