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Default Re: My black friday build Now fan cooled-new pics.

Good job nice breath of fresh air... I'm not clear how you ran the fan and the diode?
I know that if you were to use the flex V5 at 1.4A and the fan (off the driver or not) you would be hard pressed to get any RPM out of the fan. I see you are using a AA for the fan but I don't see how you ran all of it at once?

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Superb build!

I especially like the driver mounting solution, with the extended flat section as part of the module.

It looks really neat and tidy.

I also like the chunky threads, no chance of those wearing loose.

If you would do custom jobs, I'd order one for sure. I'd love something like this minus the active cooling.

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You should make a similar one with a larger battery for decent run times.
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the fan probably does the main thing I want a hand held laser to do

well it makes the temp better thats good

but it probably also makes a really cool wiring sound - I want my laser to go "verrrrrrrrrrrr" while its on because it makes it sound really powerful, lol
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well it makes the temp better thats good

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Yeah .. noiselessness sucks. Is there some small circuit I could buy which would play some sound ? There must be something like that for toys.
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just something that sounds sorta like a light saber but not the same because thats not needed - something that sounds like high voltage humming or something like that

it will convince people how powerful it is if it makes sounds - even those laser pointers on guns that cops have in movies and TV shows make sounds when they turn them on
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I'll make some for you 'all when I get home today so tomm you will here the awsomemness of the 445nm whine bliss
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Make one that sounds like a 500 v-twin
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Here is how it sounds...I think I will change the blade/defuser so it has a "turbine whistle" like a jet engine.
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^ Easy ..... whistle / siren sound is made from the blades "cutting" the air, so if you make the rotor in the way that the end of the blades pass very near the borders of the air out slits, and with sharp edges (and if the speed is enough), you increase the noise .....
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Those parts look sick! Was that all done in Mazatrol or are you using some sort of CAM package? I don't have the patience to program Mazatrol programs like that, and I don't know enough about g-code to write my own posts (I've got access to Mastercam 9, but no post.)

I agree with everyone else, if you build them they will sell...
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Very impressive build!!! If you ever plan to take special orders and sell them, you will give some of the better machinist already here a run for their money!!!
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yea the tail cap switch is great looking - maybe you could put one of those round keys there that are used on the arctic lasers and other commercially available lasers because of FDA rules

also, I know this is expensive but get a CO2 laser engraver - I would pay upwards of $25-50 or more to have my laser host engraved with the correct warning info - you need one that can do curves surfaces and that can cut things like titanium, or similar hard metals and I would send you my top of my lasers to engrave them
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I did a vid. showing air flow.

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