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Old 03-31-2011, 05:51 AM #1
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Smile Little module (for pocket build)

I made this little module out of some spare parts I had around.

A while back I ordered the 15$ O-like driver (When it first came out), and mostly just got it for testing, more or less what that means is that after I screwed around with it, it had been collecting dust.

This module's long and thin shape, lack of heat as it operates (its quite big for how little power it originally gives out) as well as a spring would come in handy for me, and since I wanted a pocket 445 build, that is exactly what I was going to do. This will run the diode rather concervativly.

I used a spare A-140, O-like 445/405 lens (which is even better for this, I am building it for the beam, not power, and the best I got out of this lens was 1.14 milliradian divergance.) and a brass module to hold the A-140 itself.

This resulted in a small little module that will fit into a tail-switch style pocket host, which I still need to machine.

For now, I have this little thing which I am rather happy with how it turned out. I thought might just be fun enough to share:


A quick beam shot of the <1W beam (probably 700mw or so), I wont run this module longer then 4-6seconds as it has no external heatsink yet.



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Very good nice little build please put up pictures when you get the host finished +1
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I like your style

Something about polished brass that looks so classy.
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Very nice, I like small builds.
Building lasers is what this forum is (or should be) all about!

Where did you get that little module from, or is it just an Aixiz grinded down to size?
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Thanks for the kind words everyone,

Anselm, the aixiz is 12mm, this one is 15mm.. it came out of a dead 405nm pen I had around (those very common black pens that almost everyone on LPF has .
The thing I dont really like about aixiz is that they crome thier modules, I think this is an unessasary layer that just slightly worsens the heat transfer (should it have been anodization, then thats a different story IMO).

More or less, bare metal or anodized modules are better then chromed ones so I found out.

This thing has a bit more mass then the aixiz, and is also wider, so this driver can fit behind it and not get in the way.

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Very nice GBD....

Like FP said... I'd like to see it when finished...

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