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 10-29-2009, 07:37 AM #1
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 396
Rep Power: 10
Bearded_Galaxy will become famous soon enough
Bearded_Galaxy Bearded_Galaxy is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 396
Rep Power: 10
Bearded_Galaxy will become famous soon enough
Default Rayfoss hosts

I've been thinking about one of these for a while, since they're so inexpensive and look so nice, but I'm curious to see what people have done with them and what they think of them. Has anyone put anything other than a 12mm O-Like module in one, and had reasolable or noteable success? How good is it for a green host?

Also, what about this, for 5.6mm diodes? Does it work well for, say, driling out the hole in the bottom, and installing a clicky, and using a CR123A or CR2? It's not the most ascetically pleasing host, but it's compact and professional-looking.

So who's done anything neat with either of these, and can you please upload some pictures? Thanks in advance for all who help me. And thanks anyway for all who don't but try.


Bearded_Galaxy is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 10-29-2009, 08:15 AM #2
bryce007's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 1,679
Rep Power: 120
bryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond repute
bryce007 bryce007 is offline
Class 3R Laser
bryce007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 1,679
Rep Power: 120
bryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rayfoss hosts

The waterproof host is nice. I currently have a pot modded DX true 5 module in mine. It's pretty nice, but you gotta clean the exterior lens often.

That second link, I guess you could modify it to make it a host using 1 or 2 cr2's. CR123A is 16mm wide, and so is the module, so you'd probably have to use a cr2 which is 15mm wide.

I don't own one of those, but the press fit rings aren't pleasing to me. You'd have like 3 gaps total between the LD and the housing (if I'm looking at the pic correctly).
__________________
Max Power! He's the man, whose name you'd love to touch! But you mustn't touch. His name sounds good in your ear,
but when you say it, you mustn't fear! Cuz his name can be said by anyone!
bryce007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 08:24 AM #3
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 396
Rep Power: 10
Bearded_Galaxy will become famous soon enough
Bearded_Galaxy Bearded_Galaxy is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 396
Rep Power: 10
Bearded_Galaxy will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Rayfoss hosts

Quote:
Originally Posted by bryce007 View Post
The waterproof host is nice. I currently have a pot modded DX true 5 module in mine. It's pretty nice, but you gotta clean the exterior lens often.

That second link, I guess you could modify it to make it a host using 1 or 2 cr2's. CR123A is 16mm wide, and so is the module, so you'd probably have to use a cr2 which is 15mm wide.

I don't own one of those, but the press fit rings aren't pleasing to me. You'd have like 3 gaps total between the LD and the housing (if I'm looking at the pic correctly).
How high is your DX pot modded to?

Yeah, I was thinking that CR123 and CR2 were each 1mm less in diameter. I could see that with the separate pressfits, but for short duty-cycle PHRs at <100ma, it shouldn't really be an issue.

And is it this one, the New Wish module?

Last edited by Bearded_Galaxy; 10-29-2009 at 08:28 AM.
Bearded_Galaxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 08:38 AM #4
Byrnz93's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 490
Rep Power: 20
Byrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud of
Byrnz93 Byrnz93 is offline
Class 2 Laser
Byrnz93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 490
Rep Power: 20
Byrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud of
Default Re: Rayfoss hosts

I've got a 50mW O-like module in the waterproof host, thanks to Bobhaha. It's pretty good, and as bryce007 said, you've got to clean the exterior lens often (although it's not that hard see that it's waterproof lol)
Byrnz93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 08:49 AM #5
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 396
Rep Power: 10
Bearded_Galaxy will become famous soon enough
Bearded_Galaxy Bearded_Galaxy is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 396
Rep Power: 10
Bearded_Galaxy will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Rayfoss hosts

What kind of battery fits in that host?
Bearded_Galaxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 12:19 PM #6
Byrnz93's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 490
Rep Power: 20
Byrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud of
Byrnz93 Byrnz93 is offline
Class 2 Laser
Byrnz93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 490
Rep Power: 20
Byrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud ofByrnz93 has much to be proud of
Default Re: Rayfoss hosts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bearded_Galaxy View Post
What kind of battery fits in that host?
In the waterproof, one CR123A or you can fit an RCR123A
Byrnz93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 07:02 PM #7
bryce007's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 1,679
Rep Power: 120
bryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond repute
bryce007 bryce007 is offline
Class 3R Laser
bryce007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 1,679
Rep Power: 120
bryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond reputebryce007 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rayfoss hosts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bearded_Galaxy View Post
How high is your DX pot modded to?

Yeah, I was thinking that CR123 and CR2 were each 1mm less in diameter. I could see that with the separate pressfits, but for short duty-cycle PHRs at <100ma, it shouldn't really be an issue.

And is it this one, the New Wish module?
no it's the DX true 5mw pen. There's a few threads about it. It seems that DX just took the 50mW model, and turned it down. It is pot modded to about 300mA, and does about 50-55mW.

DealExtreme: $10.50 True Green Laser Pen 5mW
__________________
Max Power! He's the man, whose name you'd love to touch! But you mustn't touch. His name sounds good in your ear,
but when you say it, you mustn't fear! Cuz his name can be said by anyone!
bryce007 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 03:24 AM.


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