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Default Re: Tutorial - My 'Pocket Pal' Blu-ray Laser!

We're going to have to wait a little longer for me to adjust the heatsink, the package I got today, was MXDL hosts. The sku 46 host, shipped on 7/25/08.

But you can be sure that the heatsink will be fit for it, and that the build will be the same as this tutorial. Because one member already did it with my heatsink! He told me that everything was the same, except he had to use a Dremel tool to trim the 'lip' on the I.D. of the host (where the heatsink slides through and sticks out)

So you can order the sku 46 hosts!
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Default Re: Tutorial - My 'Pocket Pal' Blu-ray Laser!

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We're going to have to wait a little longer for me to adjust the heatsink, the package I got today, was MXDL hosts. The sku 46 host, shipped on 7/25/08.

But you can be sure that the heatsink will be fit for it, and that the build will be the same as this tutorial. Because one member already did it with my heatsink! He told me that everything was the same, except he had to use a Dremel tool to trim the 'lip' on the I.D. of the host (where the heatsink slides through and sticks out)

So you can order the sku 46 hosts!
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What if we don't want to/can't dremel it :-/
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[quote author=jayrob link=1213338268/20#32 date=1217463038]We're going to have to wait a little longer for me to adjust the heatsink, the package I got today, was MXDL hosts. The sku 46 host, shipped on 7/25/08.

But you can be sure that the heatsink will be fit for it, and that the build will be the same as this tutorial. Because one member already did it with my heatsink! He told me that everything was the same, except he had to use a Dremel tool to trim the 'lip' on the I.D. of the host (where the heatsink slides through and sticks out)

So you can order the sku 46 hosts!
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What if we don't want to/can't dremel it :-/[/quote]

What I mean is, you won't have to do any other modifications, because I will have the heatsink adjusted soon enough!
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[quote author=Spyderz20x6 link=1213338268/20#33 date=1217469938][quote author=jayrob link=1213338268/20#32 date=1217463038]We're going to have to wait a little longer for me to adjust the heatsink, the package I got today, was MXDL hosts. The sku 46 host, shipped on 7/25/08.

But you can be sure that the heatsink will be fit for it, and that the build will be the same as this tutorial. Because one member already did it with my heatsink! He told me that everything was the same, except he had to use a Dremel tool to trim the 'lip' on the I.D. of the host (where the heatsink slides through and sticks out)

So you can order the sku 46 hosts!
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What if we don't want to/can't dremel it :-/[/quote]

What I mean is, you won't have to do any other modifications, because I will have the heatsink adjusted soon enough!
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Oh, ok!

By the way, please keep the specs for the original design, because i found a seller on eBay who has the "original" host (the one i bought from you some time ago).
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Oh yeah... I have several of the original host in the blue color for my complete Pocket Pal laser builds!
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Oh yeah... I have several of the original host in the blue color for my complete Pocket Pal laser builds!
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[quote author=jayrob link=1213338268/0#19 date=1216738521][quote author=freshert link=1213338268/0#18 date=1216729190]Very nice guide. I think I'll just make myself on of these! Do you have the correct measurements for your heatsinks to work with this flashlight? http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.46
I want to make one so bad

EDIT: Where can I buy 6 silicone diodes? :-?
If you send me the light, I can adjust the heatsink. That way I can have the correct heatsink dimensions for that light from DX.

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Thanks for the link. Could you do me a favor? If you're not busy would you buy that torch from DX for me and sell me some silicone diodes if you have any spares along with a heatsink for the torch? Just trying to save some shipping costs If you think I'm trying to trick you or anything, I could pay you for the torch first.[/quote]

I got the DX sku 46 host today and it is basically identical... it will be the same exact tutorial. There is a very slight difference...



The very front, where the heatsink protrudes through, is a little smaller in diameter. Also, the total distance in the head, is a little longer.

So, the heatsink will be adjusted to fit, and this host can be used to follow this tutorial exactly!

Note: The heatsink will be .050 in. longer at the back (inside the host). This is to compensate for the slightly longer distance inside the head space of this host.

freshert, if you want this host and heatsink still, I have only done a very little part of the mod. I have trimmed the thin washer. (see pictures at the beginning of this thread)

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* FS: New! 1000 Lumen XML-2 Maglite Modification With Voltage Monitor! - Parts or Complete Light! Must see!

* FS: Polished Stainless Steel Green Kit! Easy assembly in minutes!

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[quote author=freshert link=1213338268/20#20 date=1216740880][quote author=jayrob link=1213338268/0#19 date=1216738521][quote author=freshert link=1213338268/0#18 date=1216729190]Very nice guide. I think I'll just make myself on of these! Do you have the correct measurements for your heatsinks to work with this flashlight? http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.46
I want to make one so bad

EDIT: Where can I buy 6 silicone diodes? :-?
If you send me the light, I can adjust the heatsink. That way I can have the correct heatsink dimensions for that light from DX.

The silicon diodes are here:
http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSea...=1N4001DICT-ND
Jay
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Thanks for the link. Could you do me a favor? If you're not busy would you buy that torch from DX for me and sell me some silicone diodes if you have any spares along with a heatsink for the torch? Just trying to save some shipping costs If you think I'm trying to trick you or anything, I could pay you for the torch first.[/quote]

I got the DX sku 46 host today and it is basically identical... it will be the same exact tutorial. There is a very slight difference...



The very front, where the heatsink protrudes through, is a little smaller in diameter. Also, the total distance in the head, is a little longer.

So, the heatsink will be adjusted to fit, and this host can be used to follow this tutorial exactly!

Note: The heatsink will be .050 in. longer at the back (inside the host). This is to compensate for the slightly longer distance inside the head space of this host.

freshert, if you want this host and heatsink still, I have only done a very little part of the mod. I have trimmed the thin washer. (see pictures at the beginning of this thread)

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Can you send me a measurement of the diameter of the very front hole and the length of the head for both hosts (original and Sku 46)? I would like to identify my flashlight...
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1x DX 532nm 10mW Laser
1x 780nm NIR Dorcy Jr. 250mW Laser
KES-400A PS3 405nm Blu-Ray 10mW
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Here's the front of the DX sku 46 host, alongside my original Pocket Pal build...
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Here's the front of the DX sku 46 host, alongside my original Pocket Pal build...
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I think i can confirm that i have the DX host. Could you give me the length of both heads in MM?
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Default Re: Tutorial - My 'Pocket Pal' Blu-ray Laser!

I guess you did not buy it from DX??

The length of the heads, measured from the outside...

Pocket Pal (blue) - 28.8mm

DX sku 46 - 30.7mm

Inside diameter is the same, except for at the tip, where the heatsink protrudes through...

Pocket Pal (blue) - 23.3mm

DX sku 46 - 21.5mm

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[quote author=freshert link=1213338268/20#20 date=1216740880][quote author=jayrob link=1213338268/0#19 date=1216738521][quote author=freshert link=1213338268/0#18 date=1216729190]Very nice guide. I think I'll just make myself on of these! Do you have the correct measurements for your heatsinks to work with this flashlight? http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.46
I want to make one so bad

EDIT: Where can I buy 6 silicone diodes? :-?
If you send me the light, I can adjust the heatsink. That way I can have the correct heatsink dimensions for that light from DX.

The silicon diodes are here:
http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSea...=1N4001DICT-ND
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Thanks for the link. Could you do me a favor? If you're not busy would you buy that torch from DX for me and sell me some silicone diodes if you have any spares along with a heatsink for the torch? Just trying to save some shipping costs If you think I'm trying to trick you or anything, I could pay you for the torch first.[/quote]

I got the DX sku 46 host today and it is basically identical... it will be the same exact tutorial. There is a very slight difference...



The very front, where the heatsink protrudes through, is a little smaller in diameter. Also, the total distance in the head, is a little longer.

So, the heatsink will be adjusted to fit, and this host can be used to follow this tutorial exactly!

Note: The heatsink will be .050 in. longer at the back (inside the host). This is to compensate for the slightly longer distance inside the head space of this host.

freshert, if you want this host and heatsink still, I have only done a very little part of the mod. I have trimmed the thin washer. (see pictures at the beginning of this thread)

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Yeah I'll pay you for the heatsink and the DX light. Could you send me an invoice? I'll send you my paypal email address by PM.
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Default Re: Tutorial - My 'Pocket Pal' Blu-ray Laser!

Recieved my hosts today, and I must say they look really nice!

Just one question though... What would a heatsink + shipment to Sweden cost?

EDIT: And also... Would a DX module fit in it?
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I guess you did not buy it from DX??

The length of the heads, measured from the outside...

Pocket Pal (blue) - 28.8mm

DX sku 46 - 30.7mm

Inside diameter is the same, except for at the tip, where the heatsink protrudes through...

Pocket Pal (blue) - 23.3mm

DX sku 46 - 21.5mm

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I can confirm that i have the DX Sku. 46 host. I bought it on ebay, which is a mistake i won't make again...
I will be buying the heatsink soon.
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EDIT: And also... Would a DX module fit in it?
Yes, they will. I have already built a laser using this host, and it turns out very nice!





Notice, i put the heatsink in backwards :P
It turned out nice, though, because it was more flush with the host
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Recieved my hosts today, and I must say they look really nice!

Just one question though... What would a heatsink + shipment to Sweden cost?

EDIT: And also... Would a DX module fit in it?
Yes, this module fits. (this tutorial uses only the front of the module):
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5914

$4 bucks will cover shipping and handling to Sweden. Total - $27 dollars. PayPal: jayrob@inreach.com
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