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Old 07-14-2009, 11:23 PM #1
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Question Kip kays laser flashlight hack?? what?

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Im mike and i was wondering about this hack. I get how to do everything but i dont get exactly what he does at 00:53 to 00:57 ... Any help would be great!

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Default Re: Kip kays laser flashlight hack?? what?

That's right around where he screws everything up by not using a driver. You can ignore the part between 00:53 to 00:57 and instead follow one of the guides here on the site... It will let your laser last longer than five minutes without burning out.. If you use a proper current regulated driver you should expect it to last thousands of hours. If you follow the terrible advice in that video your laser may not turn on at all, it may last five or ten minutes, or it may last a week, in any case, it's very foolish.
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That's right around where he screws everything up by not using a driver. You can ignore the part between 00:53 to 00:57 and instead follow one of the guides here on the site... It will let your laser last longer than five minutes without burning out.. If you use a proper current regulated driver you should expect it to last thousands of hours. If you follow the terrible advice in that video your laser may not turn on at all, it may last five or ten minutes, or it may last a week, in any case, it's very foolish.
oh haha! well what do i need?! haha could you link me some tutorials?!

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The minimag flashlight
And the Aixiz 5mW module
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oh haha! well what do i need?! haha could you link me some tutorials?!

I have :
16X DVD burner diode
The minimag flashlight
And the Aixiz 5mW module

Need driver,
Wires,
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Default Re: Kip kays laser flashlight hack?? what?

Well, you're going to need to put a driver between the batteries and the laser diode.. This will limit the current going to the laser. The problem is that lasers, like LED's have an internal resistance that lowers with heat... So, the laser warms up, its resistance is lowered, it draws more current, causing it to heat up more, causing it to draw more current, leading to a thermal runaway situation and poof, your laser is dead.

Here's a tutorial on how to build a driver: DIY Homemade laser diode driver
You can also buy premade ones from the buy/sell/trade section of the forum.. The two most commonly used ones are rkcstr's microdrive (6-12 volts) and drlava's flexdrive (3-5 volts).

Here's a list of tutorials which show you how to put it all together: Compiled list of Tutorials

And here's another big post (you know, the thread that says READ THIS BEFORE POSTING) that covers all the basics as well as a bunch of frequently asked questions, such as "I saw KipKay's laser flashlight hack, can I have some help?" - http://laserpointerforums.com/f36/ba...ing-38275.html

You could have saved me some time by simply reading the forum, these topics are posted in stickies at the top of the board so people will see them, hopefully read them, and not ask the same questions that everyone asks, every single day.
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If your set on using a Mini Mag host, I have a FS thread/tutorial here:
http://www.laserpointerforums.com/la...ad.php?t=41030

But I would recommend saving that host for later. Just because there are many easier builds to start with. Then when you have a couple of builds under your belt, you can go back to your Mini Mag host and build it into a laser!
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