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 01-04-2011, 07:22 AM #1
jakeGT's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3,544
Rep Power: 195
jakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond repute
jakeGT jakeGT is offline
Class 3B Laser
jakeGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3,544
Rep Power: 195
jakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond reputejakeGT has a reputation beyond repute
Default host idea/need help

okay here is a host that i would LOVE to use for my first build. i haven't seen this used in any other build or anybody make a laser out of it yet so i want to and i really like it.
DealExtreme: $14.20 SmallSun ZY-A4 Convex Lens Cree Q3-WC LED 3-Mode 130LM Flashlight with Clip + Strap (1*18650)

i have a few questions though.
what all needs to be determined once i order and receive this flashlight to see if i can make it a host? i realize if it is able to be transformed into a laser that i would need a heatsink special made for it from someone like Mohrenberg or somebody else that could custom make me a heatsink.

what else entails transforming it into a laser though? i have never made my own build and i want to start learning, i have a driver and phr diode that i am experimenting with and trying to solder just to make into a little box laser just to try to get soldering diodes and wires and drivers and what not down

but what else would i need to do to make this into my laseR? im thinking a 300mW red if at all possible.


__________________
My Reviews and Threads
jakeGT is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 01-06-2011, 11:02 PM #2
bluuray's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Caribbean
Posts: 391
Rep Power: 10
bluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura about
bluuray bluuray is offline
Class 2 Laser
bluuray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Caribbean
Posts: 391
Rep Power: 10
bluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: host idea/need help

a flexdrive or micro boost cause the flashlight uses 1* 18650
and u can contact ehgemus for heatsink .. or moh if he can or flamingpyro (dont know anyone else)
oh wait jayrob might too
bluuray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2011, 08:29 AM #3
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,362
Rep Power: 0
TTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond repute
TTerbo TTerbo is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,362
Rep Power: 0
TTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond reputeTTerbo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: host idea/need help

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluuray View Post
a flexdrive or micro boost cause the flashlight uses 1* 18650
and u can contact ehgemus for heatsink .. or moh if he can or flamingpyro (dont know anyone else)
oh wait jayrob might too
Jayrob is pretty much your main man for heatsinks, flamingpyro does them aswell,
you can get custom made Hosts made from Ehgemus.

For the 300mW red laser, you will want an LOC diode, maybe an LCC if you cant get a LOC.
you will need to get yourself an aixiz module and new driver, because you are using a single 18650,you will need a boost driver like the flex drive to run your diode.

Last edited by TTerbo; 01-09-2011 at 09:30 AM.
TTerbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2011, 09:16 AM #4
AUTO XX's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 852
Rep Power: 36
AUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond repute
AUTO XX AUTO XX is offline
Class 2M Laser
AUTO XX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 852
Rep Power: 36
AUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: host idea/need help

You should have a module (aixiz)
http://cgi.ebay.com/12-X-30mm-laser-...item53dd6727cd
300mW is getting a bit high for the acrylic lens that comes with the aixiz module though, aixis also carries glass lenses, make sure it is coated for red/infrared as opposed to 405/455nm (violet/blue) or uncoated.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Glass-lens-AixiZ...item58842177aa
Should have the driver that can fit in your host and/or heatsink.
http://hacylon.case.edu/ebay/laser_diode/Groove_2.php
This one is a little less expensive and will still fit within the range you are looking for (assuming you are using a lithium-ion batt)
You will need to make sure that the host will properly hold a heatsink which is actually less common than you might think.
Some laser goggles are a REALLY good idea, you will be able to burn with 300mA and you will be very tempted to do so.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Red-Laser-Safety...item4155ce8968
Even periodic use of your laser like this with unprotected eyes causes cumulative, permanent damage. DON'T DO IT, seriously not worth it.
You will also need at least one 18650 battery, I like these ones.
DealExtreme: $9.57 TrustFire Protected 18650 3.7V True 2400mAh Rechargeable Lithium Batteries (2-Pack)
and a charger (I have bought 4 of these ones, cheap and easy)
DealExtreme: $7.39 Digital Li-Ion 18650 Battery Charger
I think that's about it ^_^
__________________
Experience has the uncanny ability to resemble superior intelligence.


2 - 5mW pointer

1 - "5mW" pen *overspec*
2 - 200mW "DX" pens
5 - 1W 808nm labbies (soon to have custom hosts)
3 - 1.6W 445 handheld in a professional home DIY host - 2 Sold
3 - "5mW" Ebay pens - 1 >30mW
1 - ~600mW 405 in a handmade heatsink + SS Cree host

Last edited by AUTO XX; 01-09-2011 at 09:26 AM.
AUTO XX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2011, 11:41 AM #5
3zuli's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SVK
Posts: 811
Rep Power: 37
3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute
3zuli 3zuli is offline
Class 2M Laser
3zuli's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SVK
Posts: 811
Rep Power: 37
3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute3zuli has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: host idea/need help

well usually any flashlight that has >15mm inner diameter and has some space for driver can be turned into a laser.
I think the best way to get a heatsink made is to ask someone from the kit-making members (jayrob, moh, FP etc...) to order the flashlight for him (you send him the money) and after it arrives he examines it, makes custom heatsink and sends it to you
__________________
<< that's not me


some 5mW pointers
LPC-815 "mini labby" @ 350mA

SLD63518262 5mW 635nm
DX 5mW
DX 50mW
DX 30mW module in spirograph link
DX 50mW in modded LAS-7 spirograph link

445nm 800mW link
PHR-803T @ 105mA in DildaV2 kit link
3zuli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2011, 09:46 PM #6
AUTO XX's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 852
Rep Power: 36
AUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond repute
AUTO XX AUTO XX is offline
Class 2M Laser
AUTO XX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 852
Rep Power: 36
AUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond reputeAUTO XX has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: host idea/need help

I mean it has to open from the front end as well, pretty hard to assemble a laser from only the tailcap.
__________________
Experience has the uncanny ability to resemble superior intelligence.


2 - 5mW pointer

1 - "5mW" pen *overspec*
2 - 200mW "DX" pens
5 - 1W 808nm labbies (soon to have custom hosts)
3 - 1.6W 445 handheld in a professional home DIY host - 2 Sold
3 - "5mW" Ebay pens - 1 >30mW
1 - ~600mW 405 in a handmade heatsink + SS Cree host
AUTO XX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2011, 10:03 PM #7
bluuray's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Caribbean
Posts: 391
Rep Power: 10
bluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura about
bluuray bluuray is offline
Class 2 Laser
bluuray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Caribbean
Posts: 391
Rep Power: 10
bluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: host idea/need help

Quote:
Originally Posted by TTerbo View Post
Jayrob is pretty much your main man for heatsinks, flamingpyro does them aswell,
you can get custom made Hosts made from Ehgemus.

For the 300mW red laser, you will want an LOC diode, maybe an LCC if you cant get a LOC.
you will need to get yourself an aixiz module and new driver, because you are using a single 18650,you will need a boost driver like the flex drive to run your diode.
eghemus does heatsinks to...
bluuray 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











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 05:37 AM.


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