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Old 02-20-2009, 01:24 AM #1
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Default Re: Ericsson, "piggy-back".

You have to upload the images to a website, you just posted links to your own computer.
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Default Re: Re: Ericsson, "piggy-back".

.....and don't just delete your original post, it makes it look like we are talking to ourselves

For future reference you can edit your post for ever more...too late with this one though

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Default Re: Re: Ericsson, "piggy-back".

I'll try again but I'm still not getting all the photos attached. Seems I can only attach one per post?

Here's the written description for the moment anyway....

This is my first build using parts mostly sourced at Stonetek. I began with a x16 Sony diode, an Aixiz module and a RCKSTR driver.

These were assembled and checked leaving me looking for a permanent power source and host. As this was a budget build I looked at what I had to hand and found a few obselete mobile phones. Looking at the batteries in them they seemed to fit the bill as they were rated at 3.6-3.7V and around 950mAh, (not always to be believed as this appears to be underestimated and is more like 4.0V!). The Ericsson was my first choice as it had the smallest battery, (part no. BST-33), and a good, "Fits in the palm of your hand", feel. Battery chosen, I looked for a host...

I found this in the shape of an LED keyring torch. After removing the internals I discovered, conveniently enough, the barrel was just about perfect to slide in the Aixiz module. I turned the push-button switch around 180degrees and, after trimming my wires, put the module where the LED had been. All that was left was to solder wires from the new module housing directly to the battery terminals. This had to be done with some care as these batteries apparently have some delicate protection circuitry inside. Once soldered, the housing was simply taped to the battery to form a nice little laser unit that can either be used on its own or, "Piggy-backed", with the phone. I really like the fact I can see how much charge is in the battery. Okay, this is just a function of the phone anyway, but it gives a bit of confidence that if the laser is weak, it's not because the diode is unwell!

Hopefully there is at least one pic attached and if anyone wants to see the others, I will happily post more.

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Default Re: Re: Ericsson, "piggy-back".

can you give us some more pics please, i don't really know how to imagine what you have build there...
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Default Re: Re: Ericsson, "piggy-back".

I'll try... They seem to be coming out rather large though *

As people give me tips, I'll edit later.

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Default Re: Re: Ericsson, "piggy-back".

Spot on Rog, Thanks. How did you shrink them? I posted one of those pics the other day and it worked fine. Didn't think I did anything different???
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Default Re: Re: Ericsson, "piggy-back".

I uploaded them to my photobucket account, they seem to resize themslves. go here http://photobucket.com/ sign up for an account (it is free) upload your photo's when you hover over the photo 4 codes will appear below, copy the bottom one, IMG CODE and paste it into your post. You can check the result by hitting the preview button.
To fit them, without a scroll bar, as an attachment they need to be 640 X 400.


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Default Re: Re: Ericsson, "piggy-back".

Let's try this one...

It's the LED torch parts and mobile battery
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