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Old 06-23-2007, 04:33 AM #1
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Default New flashlight for DIY

Target has a flashlight that I'm going to use to put a red diy laser into. *The mini dorcy is a fine host and works well. *However it's not skinny like a pointer so I've been looking for a new flashlight host. *The flashlight retails in montana for $9.99. *We don't have a sales tax here so prices will vary.

The flashlight takes 2 AAA's and has regulating circuitry to maintain the output throughout the life of the batteries. *Not a very impressive LED on it but it's not needed for the laser.
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just the head. it's 14mm inner diameter and the aixiz module is 12mm


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Old 06-23-2007, 04:35 AM #2
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I, do NOT like you ! I have not tried the "boiling trick" that Steve told me about, but I have not ever been able to get those danged things apart ! I look forward to what you will make it look like when it is complete !
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HAAAA? boiling trick? I used the wood trick with hole in it. then rubber band on the barrel with pliers.
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Nice but I wonder how much current the regulating circuitry can handle. Are you going to use it?
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I'm going to test it out and find out what it's specs are. I'm sure it's not rated to take anything more than say 4v. I do plan on using it to test if it works good. I may also end up sending it to someone who is more capable than I at testing such things. Like say Hemlock mike or senkat. I can check it's basic output on the led that is supplied with it I know it's going to be somewhere in the vascinity of 3v. but it's the amperage I'm concerned about.
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http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=165808

here's the thread from CPF on the "boiling trick" - most of these lights are sealed with thermal epoxy.
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There is no heatsinking on the LED as seen in the pix. What's the wattage of this light ?? If it's a strong 1 watt, it has promice for fun and at a nice price.

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Default Re: New flashlight for DIY

actually it's rated at .1 watt I believe. It is between a normal led and a Luxeon in output. Certainly not very impressive but yet not that bad. I may end up throwing it in one of my keychain led units if it will light up with two button 1.5v cells.
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So how did it work, let's see some more pics
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I'd love to but at this point everything I've got for putting together this into a laser is packed up for my move. You can bet your butt I'll be posting pics and everything when I get it put together.
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I'd love to but at this point everything I've got for putting together this into a laser is packed up for my move. *You can bet your butt I'll be posting pics and everything when I get it put together.
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Well, Huh, Huh :

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I read it and laughed... didn't know what it meant either... lol

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I was replying to Comidt's message, trying to be funny

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I'd love to but at this point everything I've got for putting together this into a laser is packed up for my move. You can bet your butt I'll be posting pics and everything when I get it put together.

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