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Old 11-27-2007, 04:55 AM #1
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Default YES! I did it!

I am SOOOO happy!
Look:
1 SenKat diode
+ 1 AixiZ Module
+ 1 Trip to Raido Shack
+ $30 US dollars
= This:




WOW! NO change in shutter speed! *
It can:
-Pop Baloons
-Light maches
-Burn almost all black/dark plastic
-The beam is visible at night
-Scare my Science teacher


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is there supposed to be a pic here? But it sounds good either way!
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Oops. :-[
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oohh cool!! What are you using to drive the diode? any idea on power output? Nice Work!!
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Yeah I called this the visa commercial without an ending. cept yoru list didn't come with prices... hehe.
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oohh cool!! What are you using to drive the diode? any idea on power output? Nice Work!!
A big cap, a 5 ohm Resistior, and little rechargable bats.
It workes, and Im' guessing 40-50 mW.
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Nice Work! Congratulations. Makes me feel even better about my recent purchase of 4 SenKat diodes - I'm practically drooling in anticipation!

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Im pretty sure its putting out more than that, measure the current at look at hemlock mikes graph for it, mine at 250ma was like 170mw i think.


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[quote author=things link=1196142962/0#3 date=1196149560]oohh cool!! What are you using to drive the diode? any idea on power output? Nice Work!!
A big cap, a 5 ohm Resistior, and little rechargable bats.
It workes, and Im' guessing 40-50 mW.
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I am guessing you are correct. Change the resistor to a 2.2 ohm resistor and use a pair of alkaline batteries. This will power the diode with ~160ma's which should give you close to 100mw's output.. Of course eventually you really should use a driver.
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[quote author=Dude_With_Lasers link=1196142962/0#5 date=1196211311][quote author=things link=1196142962/0#3 date=1196149560]oohh cool!! What are you using to drive the diode? any idea on power output? Nice Work!!
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[/quote]

I am guessing you are correct. Change the resistor to a 2.2 ohm resistor and use a pair of alkaline batteries. This will power the diode with ~160ma's which should give you close to 100mw's output.. Of course eventually you really should use a driver.[/quote]
How will 2.2 affect the power? Is it just a better choice? How will it change it?
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If you do not understand what I wrote then I suggest you take a crash course in electronics starting with ohms law..

http://www.the12volt.com/ohm/ohmslaw.asp
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Wow....
it was 10 ohms.... Can I put 4 of these in paralell to make 2.5 ohms?
If not, does RaidoShack cary 2.2 ones?
Whats the power with a 10 ohm? Sounds like a lot less.
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Yes you can put 4 10ohms in parallel to make 2.5 ohms. Radio Shack has 5 watt 1 ohm resistors. You could put two in series to make a 2 ohm resistor, but it would be overkill as you don't need 5 watt resistors. So for now the best thing to do is use 4 10ohm resistors in parallel.
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Ok, will do.
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DONE! This think is pure awsomeness! ;D
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I was wondering, where did you get that nice plastic case?
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