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You just need to supply the minium voltage but with enough current supply where the voltage won't drop. so if the LD needs 4.6 and your driver needs 1.5v you will need at the very least 6.1v but with all your LD's you will need a lot of current. so plug in psu's should have no problem supplying all this


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I cannot find any decent 6 volt (+2 amp) power supplies so I am instead thinking of using something like this:
5 VOLT AC/DC POWER SUPPLY - RS-15-5, Mean Well RS-15-5
* The output can be adjusted up to 5.5 volts.

So 5.5 volts minus the 1.5 volt driver overhead is 4 volts total.

Is 4 volts enough to power a 445 blue diode and 2 volts enough to power each of my 2 LOC red diodes in series?

What is the minimum voltage needed to power a 445 diode?
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I run my 445 with a flexmod off of a 5VDC supply without issue
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Thanks fmy friend, that's all I needed to know!
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hey paul, give me your email. i might have an aluminum plate for you. i won't know till later though. its really up high on my pallet rack. i have some 24x15" heatsinks that are flat on one side and ribbed on the other.
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Thanks man, it's "paul AT zimmtech DOT net"

I just ordered some Alimex from here so I have everything I will need:
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i have the correct dichros already. they are the ones from the casio projectors. but they are rectangular. i am wondering if i should get creative with mounting those or just buy the o-like ones with their mounts for 36 plus shipping.

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i have the correct dichros already. they are the ones from the casio projectors. but they are rectangular. i am wondering if i should get creative with mounting those or just buy the o-like ones with their mounts for 36 plus shipping.

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i have no idea how the o-like dichros perform (dont think anyone has reviewed them yet) but those mounts are completely worthless... they are missing important adjustments
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I have a set of the o-like dichros + mounts on order and they should be here next week. I will be sure to post what I find once I get them. Flecom, where can I purchase decent adjustable mounts without spending a ton of money?

I know that CTlasers.com has them but they are kind of expensive:
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I finally got my custom laser projector put together last night. It's not complete just yet but it's going to have 4 lasers total (RRGB) so I can generate any color of the spectrum. Very cool hobby

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Lasershow Parts - 3-Axis Fine Adjustable Optics Mount with 25mm Window

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Its coming along nicely, check out some videos I uploaded with just the one green laser:
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I just ordered the following parts:
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What type of glue do I use to attach the PBS cube to the mount? Can I use a glue gun or should I use silicone or something that is more permanent? Also, does it matter which dichroic filter comes first? I had the O-like ones (crap) and those were used with the reflect blue and at the end just before hitting the galvos. Since I have plenty of 445 blue to spare I would like to put that dichroic first just after the green laser. Any suggestions?
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are there free programs that let you make beam shows and graphics?


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Not many free apps for a sound card DAC except LFI Laser Show 3D Player which is mainly used to play ILDA frames and "spin" them around in 3D. Can also do live shows but I have not experimented with that yet.

I paid $119 for ********* (and $50 for another license for my laptop) and I am very happy with it so far. Check out this show I made a video of:

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yeeeeeeah buddy!!! i saw that. looks great. so you did that vid with ********* or LFI
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