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Hey guys, I recently just finished a 445nm build. Of course I bought my module from DTR. It's his M140 445nm boost drive and glass lense. I made a heavy heat sink for the diode and driver, Then was fortunate enough to get some free shwag from a sales rep pushing Mitsubishi carbide inserts and included in the goodie bag was a tiny little led flashlight. So I punched out the guts and machined my heatsink to suit. I'm running a cr17345 camera battery and it seems pretty stable, no idea what mW I'm getting but she looks pretty good. Thank you DTR! It's nothing amazing (the host not the module) but I like it size. Thanks for looking http://laserpointerforums.com/images/icons/icon7.gif
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The laser looks good. Have fun with it !
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Thanks man. It's almost impossible not to. Not a bad laser for $80! (total cost of everything)
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Is that a former 9-LED Flashlight?

Very nice, now it's actually useful.

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It was a VERY cheap 9 led lol. And yes, as always safety first!! Thanks.

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That's the same host I used for my first build! Good job.
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Gotta love those useless cheapo LED flashlight repurposing builds. Give new life to an otherwise sad device. You did a good job making it look legit and doing so on a budget. What kind of driver are you running?
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OP says DTR's M140 with boost option.
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Lol, somehow I missed that. You should be able to get some good power out of that. I am glad to see that you said you heatsinked the driver as well otherwise that could cause issues.
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Thanks guys!! I appreciate the comments. The first thing i did was unscrew the back of the module and used alluminum pieces to transfer the heat off the driver. I would say 60% of this build is heatsink. I even made an aluminum sleeve for the battery. The only thing I don't like is it says Mitsubishi on the side. lol

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Nice ! I used that host too, but just for direct-drive ..
You can always at least measure current over the on the batter .. just unscrew and use current-meter instead of switch to connect batter and case .. If the driver is known, at least some estimate to power could be made.
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Well I would check but she led'd on me. Not sure why, But she's definitely done. I'm not sure if I'm going to bother spending the money on a new diode. This hobby is starting to get too pricey. I'm going to take some time to think about it, It may just come down to me giving this module away, We'll see I guess.
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Under further inspection, I don't think my diode is led'd, Although the output in barely noticable it isn't getting hot and is definitely still laseing. It will send that dim little dot across the room. Also the drive smells burnt. I think i fried the driver. Looking back at all the steps, I was putting batterys in my pointers to submit a pic to the "show your rainbows" thread. All my pointers are case positive... See where this is going... Yep I put the battery in backwards. Shitty.
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If it was easy we'd call in the girl scouts to do it Trouble shoot and press on(diodes that is). GL
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Under further inspection, I don't think my diode is led'd, Although the output in barely noticable it isn't getting hot and is definitely still laseing. It will send that dim little dot across the room. Also the drive smells burnt. I think i fried the driver. Looking back at all the steps, I was putting batterys in my pointers to submit a pic to the "show your rainbows" thread. All my pointers are case positive... See where this is going... Yep I put the battery in backwards. Shitty.
Awe man sorry to hear that. You could always grab a bare AtMa from DTR and try that. Or send it to someone willing to test it for you(i don't mind helping out).
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Some of the collection:
-405nm -811mW - S06J@490mA - Aurora C6
-445nm -3.04W - 9mm@2.2A - Ultrafire L2
-445nm -2.95W - M140@2A - "Hyperion" Black Ice/Flash Freeze hybrid
-445nm -2.2W - M140@1.8A - Aurora C6
-445nm -1.93W - M140@1.8A - Blue Ice by yobresal
-450nm -1.67W - PLTB450@1.7A - Survival Laser S4
-488nm ~25mW - "The Beast" JDSU Argon Ion
-520nm -132mW - PL520@390mA - Minisabre V2
-532nm -374mW - Skylaser HL532 300mW
-532nm -90mW - SD-303
-532nm -110mW - 50mW FastTech Module - DTR Skyray
-543nm ~.3mW Melles Griot HeNe
-638nm -1.3W - ML501P73@1.5A - Survival Laser S4
-638nm -1W - ML501P73@1.4A - Ultrafire WF-602C
-650nm -324mW - 3.8mm OpenCan@428mA - C6
-650nm -128mW - 3.8mm OpenCan@200mA - C6 (Mohgasm JAD)
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