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Old 09-04-2008, 10:43 PM #17
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Hi mauswiesel,
what type of solder are you using?
Your solder joints seem a bit "dry". They seem to be missing flux.
Are you using rosin core solder???
Not to criticize just an observation. Cold (dry) joints have a tendancy
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Nice build just the same. 8-)
I think he should watch this video --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_NU2ruzyc4
I still think it's an amazing build.

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Beautiful. :'( How long did it take, how much did it cost, and on a scale of one too ten, how difficult was it. 1+ rep for you.
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Default Re: Triple Red Blue Green laser @MXDL *High PIC :

To start from 0 ( harvesting diode ect) and using Rckstr driver (more fast), and making ur grow greenie (open can, find max output) i would like to say 12H (buildint a ddl type driver)
Using a working green will be faster (just to make a big hole in the aluminium box to fit the driver)
There is a lot of wire, you need very thin wire , i think it's a difficult mod, but the second upgrade (just filling off the screwing of Mxdl, second post of photo) is easier than the first.
for the cost, i did a lot of mistake, just the hardware part aprox. 140 $
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man i hope you have homeowners insurance or a fire extiguisher close lol
jk my projects look about the same lol ;D
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Default Re: Triple Red Blue Green laser @MXDL *High PIC :

yes, the laser is warm in 25 sec, i have to be cautious with On/Off cycle. When it's too hot, the red stop to emmit , im trying to avoid this it's too scary !
The difficult part too is to have a green laser that don't overbright the other beam (a 5mw newish is too bright). The other difficult step is to have beam //, see the photo, i wedge the green with a condensator *
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we just need to get you a little bigger host and a heat sink that will fit all three diodes!

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[quote author=laserguys link=1220395413/0#3 date=1220401067]Hi mauswiesel,
what type of solder are you using?
Your solder joints seem a bit "dry". They seem to be missing flux.
Are you using rosin core solder???
Not to criticize just an observation. Cold (dry) joints have a tendancy
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Nice build just the same. 8-)
I think he should watch this video --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_NU2ruzyc4
I still think it's an amazing build.

--hydro15[/quote]

WOW !! what a great soldering basics video. I had never seen that one.
A Must See for every new electronic assember/builder.

BTW Never.... I repeat NEVER use Acid Core Solder for Electronic circuits.
Use Rosin Core Solder exclusively. I speak of experience and common knowledge.
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Wow, nice job. ;D Would look really cool with time tunnel or liquid sky.
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hey i got a new soldering iron do you want mine?

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thats weak! i could do that with one arm tied behind my back and blindfolded! lol
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That is amazing that you fit all of that into an MXDL host! 8-)

Great determination... Talk about sticking to a plan!

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What is the power ratio for RGB.
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4:1:2 usually.
Depends on wavelenght and personal prefernace.

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Wow, if you can open a diode can with a bread knife and solder diode pins with THAT thing, you must be a master Like , you may have a future in brain surgery or something :
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yeah you are like the master of using what you have.

but still please let me give you my extra soldering iron.

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