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Old 12-13-2010, 09:05 AM #1
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Cool My new RGB!!

Thought I might share a bit about my new RGB

It uses my own version of FireMyLaser's full color driver. I heat-sinked the LM338's though so they can run at up to 5 amps without worry. I love all the effects that this thing has!

There will be fans attached to each heat sink. I just wanted to test it all without having the fans screwed on as it is quite time consuming to attach/remove them.

Now I just need to make some adjustable mounts for my optics. I originally had a clever way of mounting each laser so they could be adjusted, but I didn't have the right springs on hand, so I gave up on that idea for the moment.

Besides the mounts, all that is needed is to make it all pretty when I mount the circuit and clean up the wires

















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Are those mirros glued to q-tips? LOL
Anyways, congrats on a nice RGB setup.
Do you have any galvos to go with that?
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Looking very nice there....thats an undertaking and I think your on the right track there!
The Q-tips work...I'm a ghetto builder myself, use what you have around for now....or sit there and stare at your build until the "right" part gets in.
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The Q-tips work...I'm a ghetto builder myself, use what you have around for now....or sit there and stare at your build until the "right" part gets in.
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Exactly!

And unfortunately I do not have any galvos at the moment.
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Nice Build!

what dichros are you going to use to combine the beams, and what galvo's have you chosen?
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Nice Build!

what dichros are you going to use to combine the beams, and what galvo's have you chosen?
Thanks! I am just using the optics out of the PHR sled. Just like the white fusion kit. I might upgrade to nicer ones later. As of now, I don't have plans to buy a galvo set (I'm a little short on money). For now I am content with my own version of FML's driver and some spinning mirrors

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5mW red key chain pointer
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20mW green in custom host.
100mW green in matching custom host.

PHR running 135mA in a matching custom host.
CUSTOM ADJUSTABLE RGV - PHR @ 37-125mA, green module @ 0-300mA (about 20mW output), and a LOC @ 42-300mA

And the pride of my collection: a homemade RGB system with a homemade full color driver

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