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Old 10-28-2010, 03:17 AM #1
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Default 445nm RadioShack Laser (PICS)

Alright, before you all explode on the thought of RS carrying a 445, rest
assured they don't

Back in January i posted a thread on how i converted one of their green
lasers into a red, using one of those tricky 3.6mm diodes, now i have
converted another one of these into a 445.

The laser uses a Microboost set at about 550mA, about the lowest the driver
will put out when set to its highest range. Heatsinking here is a bare minimum,
but its more of a "i just want to build something" project rather than a
hardcore heavy use laser.

I have included a couple pics of it next to the red which is still working
RadioShack lasers never looked so good
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Nice! You should take it in to RS and show them how good they are!
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Yah -- Take it back to RS and hear them say "DUH" !!!!

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I defenatly think it would be good for a laugh!
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LOL, i remember when i bought these, i had to got to 4 different RadioShacks cause 3 of
them didn't even know they carried lasers, they kept directing me to led flashlights
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Schweet build! I'm looking to do the small 445nm build next. Mind if I ask about the batt. I imagine it's a 10440.
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Taking it back would be fun...

"Its the wrong color... and it keeps setting my stuff on fire!"

... i wonder what the salesman will say when you demostrate that on his counter top
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I imagine it's a 10440.
Right now its running on 2 AAA's, i imagine they won't last all that long.

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... i wonder what the salesman will say when you demostrate that on his counter top
The RS down the street has nice black wood countertops, they should burn nicely
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