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Old 03-27-2009, 02:05 PM #1
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Default Differences b/t materials?

So, as you can see, I'm new here. I've been following this site for a while, and am finally going to get started on making my own lasers... But I have a fee questions:

Making a DIY laser driver:
- What difference would it make to use a different strength resistor?
- ... Or a 25ohm pot instead of a 100ohm pot?
- What would be considered "optimum" for a red burning laser? ( I may make it green if my green diode still works)

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- Do you NEED to have an Aixiz module, or is there something comparable you can buy in a store (radio shack)?
- Can you use cheapo LED lights to house?


Sorry for posting a "omg halp me plz" as my first post, but these are questions I was unable to fine elsewhere on the site.

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Default Re: Differences b/t materials?

So, as you can see, I'm new here.
Welcome

I've been following this site for a while, and am finally going to get started on making my own lasers... But I have a fee questions:

Making a DIY laser driver:
- What difference would it make to use a different value resistor?
- ... Or a 25ohm pot instead of a 100ohm pot?
It depends on whether it is a single turn or multi turn, single turn will be hard to fine adjust, multiturn would be just about right *
- What would be considered "optimum" for a red burning laser? *
You need to be more specific about your choice of laser diode....harvesting or buying?
( I may make it green if my green diode still works)
If you have a green it is not just a laser diode it is a whole optical assembly with a driver attached
Housing:
- Do you NEED to have an Aixiz module,
yes (easiest way certainly)
or is there something comparable you can buy in a store (radio shack)?
no
- Can you use cheapo LED lights to house?
no

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Default Re: Differences b/t materials?

Thanks for fast response.

I guess I'll go round up a bunch of materials and see what I can rustle up for a diode, then I'll post again later.

My green one is a whole assembly, as you said. And it's also a $5 eBay laser, so I dunno if it's usable anyway.

Are there other places to buy an Aixiz module (not online)? Really don't wanna lose the weekend to shipping.

Also, I plan to snag a PHR-803T sled at some point. I can use both diodes from it, right?

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No aixiz modules are only bought online, phr-803t all i use is the blu-ray diode, there is a infrared diode/red diode but its not much current and is also not worth the time to mess with, just buy a lpc-815 sled for 10 dollars.
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Default Re: Differences b/t materials?

HUH ??

"No aixiz modules are only bought online,"

Aixiz modules can be purchased on the internet from Aixiz. *The ones found on DX are very similar with plastic lenses.

That above post is difficult to understand.

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No, aixiz modules are only bought online, phr-803t all i use is the blu-ray diode, there is a infrared diode/red diode but its not much current and is also not worth the time to mess with, just buy a lpc-815 sled for 10 dollars.
I just snagged a PHR sled for 10.50... I think I'll tinker with the red diode first on a home-made driver, but I've also already purchased materials for a blu ray dorcy, so we'll see how that turns out. Hoping to get materials in this week.
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I meant to say, "No, aixiz modules are only bought online", Sorry for the mix up bud.
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