Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Tutorials, Help & Repairs



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-27-2015, 04:26 PM #1
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 8
gregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to behold
gregma gregma is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 8
gregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to behold
Default Diy lpm

Greetings everyone!

I'm very interested in building an LPM. An inexpensive one. I don't need 1% accuracy, just something within say 10%. There are several good threads about the <$50 LPM builds, but they are rather necrotic, and I don't want to resurrect them as that's usually frowned upon. So, thought I would start a new thread and get some hints/tips/recent components/etc for 2015 rather than 2011. I'm looking at building a TEC LPM, am very new to lasers, but not new to electronics (although it's been 30 years since I've built any circuits).

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!


__________________
Thanks!!
-Greg

75mW 405nm SDLaser 303 (??mW)
5mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
50mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
70mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
5mw 650nm SDLaser 301 (??mW)
100mW 650nm Generic Pen (??mW)
<200mw 650nm SDLaser 301 (??mW)
??mW 650nm Generic Pen (??mW)
70mW 660nm SDLaser 303 (??mW)
gregma is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 12-03-2015, 05:34 AM #2
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 75
Rep Power: 10
mercsan is a name known to allmercsan is a name known to allmercsan is a name known to allmercsan is a name known to allmercsan is a name known to allmercsan is a name known to all
mercsan mercsan is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 75
Rep Power: 10
mercsan is a name known to allmercsan is a name known to allmercsan is a name known to allmercsan is a name known to allmercsan is a name known to allmercsan is a name known to all
Default Re: Diy lpm

Well if you successfully make one for cheap, let me know i'll buy one from you.
mercsan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2015, 09:50 PM #3
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 8
gregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to behold
gregma gregma is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 8
gregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Diy lpm

Quote:
Originally Posted by mercsan View Post
Well if you successfully make one for cheap, let me know i'll buy one from you.
Once I get all the parts, I'll start a new thread to follow the construction.
__________________
Thanks!!
-Greg

75mW 405nm SDLaser 303 (??mW)
5mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
50mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
70mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
5mw 650nm SDLaser 301 (??mW)
100mW 650nm Generic Pen (??mW)
<200mw 650nm SDLaser 301 (??mW)
??mW 650nm Generic Pen (??mW)
70mW 660nm SDLaser 303 (??mW)
gregma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 03:22 AM #4
Trendkilla254's Avatar
Dark Lord of the Sith
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Troy, Texas
Posts: 873
Rep Power: 2963
Trendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Trendkilla254
Trendkilla254 Trendkilla254 is offline
Dark Lord of the Sith
Trendkilla254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Troy, Texas
Posts: 873
Rep Power: 2963
Trendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Trendkilla254
Default Re: Diy lpm

I wouldn't start a new thread. I'd just edit this one. Btw following this thread.
__________________
New to Lasers? Click Here! THIS is the thread that answers all your "Where can I..." "Is this..." "How do I..."
Laser Safety
Eye Safety First:Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear, Black Frame, SCT-Orange UV Extreme Anti-Fog Lens
"5mw"* 405nm Gearbest Pointer - Highly Unlikely to be 5mw
5mw 445nm Custom Pointer in a former Cordless Drill "Gun Style" Host - proof of concept before going into Nerf Gun
5mw ~515nm Bladed LightSaber Osram pl515 with "Growing Blade" Video attached (Host by Ehgemus)
5mw 532nm Pointer Broken? After months of no use it works now... can't explain.
5mw 685nm from 10fenny in Pen Host - Link - Broke Driver taking it apart
Graveyard
0mw 450nm Osram PL-450 RIP 11/25/2015
Two Laserlands 5mw 445nm Pens

Communication methods: Xbox Live\Skype\Steam\Gmail\Google Plus\Youtube - Trendkilla254
Trendkilla254 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 05:05 AM #5
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 8
gregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to behold
gregma gregma is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 8
gregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trendkilla254 View Post
I wouldn't start a new thread. I'd just edit this one. Btw following this thread.
I can do that too!
gregma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 04:46 PM #6
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 8
gregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to behold
gregma gregma is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 8
gregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Diy lpm

Ok, wanted to let everyone know I'm still working on this project. I've decided to integrate the ISIS project also and change as much as I can from that project into Through Hole components to make it easier to breadboard and easier to assemble. There are a couple of components from that datalogging project that there are no through hole component equivalents, so I'm trying an adapter board. I hope to have everything by next week, then will breadboard it all and see if it works.
__________________
Thanks!!
-Greg

75mW 405nm SDLaser 303 (??mW)
5mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
50mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
70mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
5mw 650nm SDLaser 301 (??mW)
100mW 650nm Generic Pen (??mW)
<200mw 650nm SDLaser 301 (??mW)
??mW 650nm Generic Pen (??mW)
70mW 660nm SDLaser 303 (??mW)
gregma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 04:51 PM #7
Trendkilla254's Avatar
Dark Lord of the Sith
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Troy, Texas
Posts: 873
Rep Power: 2963
Trendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Trendkilla254
Trendkilla254 Trendkilla254 is offline
Dark Lord of the Sith
Trendkilla254's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Troy, Texas
Posts: 873
Rep Power: 2963
Trendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond reputeTrendkilla254 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Trendkilla254
Default Re: Diy lpm

Quote:
Originally Posted by gregma View Post
Ok, wanted to let everyone know I'm still working on this project. I've decided to integrate the ISIS project also and change as much as I can from that project into Through Hole components to make it easier to breadboard and easier to assemble. There are a couple of components from that datalogging project that there are no through hole component equivalents, so I'm trying an adapter board. I hope to have everything by next week, then will breadboard it all and see if it works.
I can't wait. Are you doing a video tutorial or just a write-up? Pictures Please Sir.

Thanks,
Ben
__________________
New to Lasers? Click Here! THIS is the thread that answers all your "Where can I..." "Is this..." "How do I..."
Laser Safety
Eye Safety First:Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear, Black Frame, SCT-Orange UV Extreme Anti-Fog Lens
"5mw"* 405nm Gearbest Pointer - Highly Unlikely to be 5mw
5mw 445nm Custom Pointer in a former Cordless Drill "Gun Style" Host - proof of concept before going into Nerf Gun
5mw ~515nm Bladed LightSaber Osram pl515 with "Growing Blade" Video attached (Host by Ehgemus)
5mw 532nm Pointer Broken? After months of no use it works now... can't explain.
5mw 685nm from 10fenny in Pen Host - Link - Broke Driver taking it apart
Graveyard
0mw 450nm Osram PL-450 RIP 11/25/2015
Two Laserlands 5mw 445nm Pens

Communication methods: Xbox Live\Skype\Steam\Gmail\Google Plus\Youtube - Trendkilla254

Last edited by Trendkilla254; 01-04-2016 at 04:57 PM.
Trendkilla254 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 04:58 PM #8
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 8
gregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to behold
gregma gregma is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 8
gregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to beholdgregma is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Diy lpm

I'm going to do a write-up with pics. Publish the frizzle and Eagle schematics. I could always do a video of the lpm, although it will be on the breadboard. Once I've gotten it to work on the breadboard, I'll make a protoboard and come up with a good case. The last step will be a PCB layout.
__________________
Thanks!!
-Greg

75mW 405nm SDLaser 303 (??mW)
5mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
50mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
70mW 532nm SDLaser 303 (??W)
5mw 650nm SDLaser 301 (??mW)
100mW 650nm Generic Pen (??mW)
<200mw 650nm SDLaser 301 (??mW)
??mW 650nm Generic Pen (??mW)
70mW 660nm SDLaser 303 (??mW)
gregma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://laserpointerforums.com/f51/diy-lpm-95658.html
Posted By For Type Date
Sdlaser 303 | Washing and Detailing This thread Refback 01-11-2016 07:59 PM










Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:21 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC