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Old 09-20-2008, 05:20 AM #1
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Default HOW TO: 405n(blu ray) Labby

so tonight i went ahead and made a little lab style blue ray 405nm laser.
im building it for a friend and thought i would share the process

well i haven't received the flexmod1 driver from dr lava yet but i did hook up one of my other drivers i had (no modulation) and gave her a test run...

things are looking great. i have had it on constantly since 9:45 (its been over two hours) and the diode isnt even warm with that heat sink.

i will also be turning it up a little higher once i get dr lavas driver.


also i couldnt help it so i did a few unblanked scans


well i will let the pictures do the talking...

(there is absolutely no fog in any of these pictures.)

1. press diode pressed into module

2. soldered wires to diode (and put shrink wrap on them)

3. put end cap on module and epoxy on the end to keep the wires from twisting or moving

4. fit module into heat sink and tighten the little set screw ont he bottom


(i will add more once i get my flexmod1 driver)

here are some shots of it.


front of module

beam shot from 10 ft

module beam shot

another

and another

let the fun begin......









and a very quick video


hope you enjoyed!

and once i get the driver i will be doing some color mixing


let me know if you guys want any other specific pictures or details and i will add them to it.


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Cool, 2 hours, what current is it running at? Nice scan pics, violet is an awesome scanning color 8-)
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he current is set at 150ma

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Where did you get the heatsink from?
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Love the pictures but I seem to see only a little of each.

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Where did you get the heatsink from?
It looks like a DX red module heatsink
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quick general question.
Is there anywhere that you can get a lab-style heatsink alone or jsut a very cheap one?
rather than pay 30 or 40 dollars for a module you're not gonna use anyway...
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quick general question.
Is there anywhere that you can get a lab-style heatsink alone or jsut a very cheap one?
rather than pay 30 or 40 dollars for a module you're not gonna use anyway...

http://store.nexternal.com/shared/St...unt2=982871651

You have to scroll down to "green laser modules" and click. The heat sinks are on the next page. I can't seem to isolate the URL for the heat sink alone. Sorry

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Awesome!

This is on my rather long things to do list.
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very nice build. the pink ESD bag and pin diagram look familiar

awesome scanner shots too!
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[quote author=frogger link=1221888056/0#6 date=1221969597]quick general question.
Is there anywhere that you can get a lab-style heatsink alone or jsut a very cheap one?
rather than pay 30 or 40 dollars for a module you're not gonna use anyway...

http://store.nexternal.com/shared/St...unt2=982871651

You have to scroll down to "green laser modules" and click. *The heat sinks are on the next page. *I can't seem to isolate the URL for the heat sink alone. *Sorry

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Does that fit aixiz modules?
it doesn't list the dimensions...
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Does that fit aixiz modules?

Yes. I have one in my 405nm spiro.

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The direct page link seems to work though...
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They make nice little hosts, I dropped my first 6x bluray in one of those

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yeah they are good little heat sinks but i think my personal one will be build using the on dave posted! it seems much better.

my driver should be here sometime this week and i will continue the posts and add some blanked and modulated pictures.

oh and for the record you can get the same heat sink i used from dx for 17

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