Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Drivers, Test-load, Power Supply, & Batteries



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2011, 07:33 PM #17
chipdouglas's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Riverside, California
Posts: 4,011
Rep Power: 347
chipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to chipdouglas
chipdouglas chipdouglas is offline
Class 3B Laser
chipdouglas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Riverside, California
Posts: 4,011
Rep Power: 347
chipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond reputechipdouglas has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to chipdouglas
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

you should update your link to be your feeler thread. i read through 5 pages just to get linked to another thread.
do you have any working models yet?

sorry for thread derailment...

edit.. pm me


__________________
IN A CONSTANT STATE OF PICNIC

I AM THE STATUS QUO

ARE YOU A NEW MEMBER, OR EVEN MORE, ARE YOU NEW TO ONLINE FORUMS... READ THIS
LASER POINTER FORUM ETIQUETTE


for pot modding facts click below

http://laserpointerforums.com/f51/pot-modding-faqs-40510.html

Last edited by chipdouglas; 04-29-2011 at 07:34 PM.
chipdouglas is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 04-29-2011, 08:22 PM #18
Johnyz's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 422
Rep Power: 31
Johnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond repute
Johnyz Johnyz is offline
Class 2 Laser
Johnyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 422
Rep Power: 31
Johnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

There is a PCB of it right in front of me... Waiting to get all the parts. Feeler link is in the post #1 too.
__________________
Quote:
Fenzir: So why is it that we want these kind of diodes? I don't understand.
anselm: Because they emit coherent light, that's why....
405nm 20mW DealExtreme pointer
445nm 1W Hotlights with CUSTOM BOOST driver
532nm 50mW DealExtreme SDLaser 301 with key, up to spec when IR-filtered!
532nm 400mW DinoDirect Firedragon III "Certified Power Guaranteed" 500mW peak!

632nm 8mW Tesla 30 year old HeNe made in Czechoslovakia
637nm 400mW WF-501b yellow anodized and CUSTOM BUCK driver
685nm 35mW diode in Jayrob pen host

LaserBee 2.5W USB LPM
Johnyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 08:32 PM #19
daguin's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
daguin daguin is offline
Super Moderator
daguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 16,636
Rep Power: 1432
daguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond reputedaguin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfman29 View Post
Am I the only supporter of this? If I had money I would throw up something to offer as well to any would-be designer.
You misunderstand me. I am not against the idea. I am just pointing out that IMNHO someone will begin to market the driver as soon as it is completed.

This community work will just become somebody's R&D division

Peace,
dave
__________________
How To Get Along In and Be Accepted in the Forum

If you got some value out of reading this forum, how about donating $2 to keep it going?
Click Here to donate

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-William Shakespeare
daguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 08:35 PM #20
Johnyz's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 422
Rep Power: 31
Johnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond repute
Johnyz Johnyz is offline
Class 2 Laser
Johnyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 422
Rep Power: 31
Johnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

Creative commons licence anyone? Look at Arduino for example: Anyone can remake, contribute, modify etc. it but only the creator can sell it.
__________________
Quote:
Fenzir: So why is it that we want these kind of diodes? I don't understand.
anselm: Because they emit coherent light, that's why....
405nm 20mW DealExtreme pointer
445nm 1W Hotlights with CUSTOM BOOST driver
532nm 50mW DealExtreme SDLaser 301 with key, up to spec when IR-filtered!
532nm 400mW DinoDirect Firedragon III "Certified Power Guaranteed" 500mW peak!

632nm 8mW Tesla 30 year old HeNe made in Czechoslovakia
637nm 400mW WF-501b yellow anodized and CUSTOM BUCK driver
685nm 35mW diode in Jayrob pen host

LaserBee 2.5W USB LPM

Last edited by Johnyz; 04-29-2011 at 08:37 PM.
Johnyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 08:42 PM #21
Wolfman29's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 3,828
Rep Power: 227
Wolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond repute
Wolfman29 Wolfman29 is offline
Class 3B Laser
Wolfman29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 3,828
Rep Power: 227
Wolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond reputeWolfman29 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

Oh, sorry about that Dave.

If only we could find some manufacturer for the whole forum that could reproduce things for us reliably. Like a company or something, not just a single person, and sell them to us for cheap. Anyone have any friends in the fabrication business?
Wolfman29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 08:56 PM #22
lasersbee's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 15,717
Rep Power: 40861
lasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond repute
lasersbee lasersbee is offline
Class 4 Laser
lasersbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 15,717
Rep Power: 40861
lasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond reputelasersbee has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnyz View Post
Creative commons licence anyone? Look at Arduino for example: Anyone can remake, contribute, modify etc. it but only the creator can sell it.
There are already clones of the arduino....and others are selling it...

BTW... FYI... the basis of the original DDL LM317 Current regulated
circuit is in an Application note in a Data Book I have on my shelf
dated 1972... The credit really belongs to the Design engineer that
drew it up....

A couple of parts were added and that became the DDL Driver...
Rkcstr uses a LDO derivitive of that regulator... IIRC...

I agree with daguin..... as soon as a viable boost driver/circuit
shows it's face here... it won't be long before a small change will
be made to it and commercialized...

That's life.... It's not just an opinion....
I've seen it happen recently on another Forum...


Jerry
__________________

J.BAUER Electronics Home Page

LaserBee Laser Power Meter Products meet your needs
at affordable Prices:
See them all here on LPF

LaserBee Power Meter products ALWAYS in Stock
and ready to ship

Also available on eBay:Check availability here..

Subsidary: Pharma Electronic Solutions


This banner is available to and can be copied/used FREE by any LaserBee owner

Last edited by lasersbee; 04-29-2011 at 08:57 PM.
lasersbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 09:00 PM #23
Coherent Light's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hill Country, TX
Posts: 2,185
Rep Power: 51
Coherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond repute
Coherent Light Coherent Light is offline
Class 3R Laser
Coherent Light's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hill Country, TX
Posts: 2,185
Rep Power: 51
Coherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond reputeCoherent Light has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

I'm ok with this Idea as well!!!

The IC DataSheets are a type of FreeWare AFAIK in that the Manufacturers provide them for Public use to incorporate They're products in whatever Design the end-user sees fit.

I'm willing to Pony up with an 18650 or a Hosts as a prize.
__________________
Coherent::
Coherent Light is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 12:39 AM #24
NetGod3Com's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 9
NetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the rough
NetGod3Com NetGod3Com is offline
Class 1M Laser
NetGod3Com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 9
NetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

While I agree that the baser nature is someone might run off and manufacture a load of the final design, if that design gets produced by many different people the law of supply and demand should regulate prices accordingly. Free enterprise works fairly well that way, a monopoly tends to cause slow innovation and is able to control the price.
__________________
405 still in sled
445 in aixiz module
473 lab style Received, v4 driver board with loose pot...got to get out the old soldering iron
2 ~5mw 532 dpss pointers
1 ~100mw lab style 532 dpss
1 ~200mw lab style 532 dpss

632.8 HeNe <5mw
632.8 HeNe ~10mw
2 635 pointers ~5mw
1 650 pointer ~5mw
1 DX ~200mw "Dilda-laser"

6 680 Diodes waiting on hosts and drivers


2 Guidesman hosts received

2 ssy-1 modules (1 with exploded flash lamp) 1 PFN

Various bits and pieces and a few aixiz modules with low power diodes
do not have a power meter

Needed - Drivers for 12x and 445

Last edited by NetGod3Com; 04-30-2011 at 12:40 AM.
NetGod3Com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 09:12 AM #25
Johnyz's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 422
Rep Power: 31
Johnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond repute
Johnyz Johnyz is offline
Class 2 Laser
Johnyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 422
Rep Power: 31
Johnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond reputeJohnyz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

What about releasing it under GNU-GPL license? Look at Linux. Many versions, but nobody sells them.
__________________
Quote:
Fenzir: So why is it that we want these kind of diodes? I don't understand.
anselm: Because they emit coherent light, that's why....
405nm 20mW DealExtreme pointer
445nm 1W Hotlights with CUSTOM BOOST driver
532nm 50mW DealExtreme SDLaser 301 with key, up to spec when IR-filtered!
532nm 400mW DinoDirect Firedragon III "Certified Power Guaranteed" 500mW peak!

632nm 8mW Tesla 30 year old HeNe made in Czechoslovakia
637nm 400mW WF-501b yellow anodized and CUSTOM BUCK driver
685nm 35mW diode in Jayrob pen host

LaserBee 2.5W USB LPM

Last edited by Johnyz; 04-30-2011 at 09:25 AM.
Johnyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 02:26 PM #26
NetGod3Com's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 9
NetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the rough
NetGod3Com NetGod3Com is offline
Class 1M Laser
NetGod3Com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 9
NetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the roughNetGod3Com is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

The only problem with nobody sells them with hardware is that economies of scale apply when producing hardware, crude example to make the board and get the parts for 1 to 10 might cost $500 to do it at 1000 units might be $1500 these are just ball park numbers to demonstrate that small runs are considerably more expensive per unit than larger runs. My numbers might be way off but are used to illustrate how board production works in general.
__________________
405 still in sled
445 in aixiz module
473 lab style Received, v4 driver board with loose pot...got to get out the old soldering iron
2 ~5mw 532 dpss pointers
1 ~100mw lab style 532 dpss
1 ~200mw lab style 532 dpss

632.8 HeNe <5mw
632.8 HeNe ~10mw
2 635 pointers ~5mw
1 650 pointer ~5mw
1 DX ~200mw "Dilda-laser"

6 680 Diodes waiting on hosts and drivers


2 Guidesman hosts received

2 ssy-1 modules (1 with exploded flash lamp) 1 PFN

Various bits and pieces and a few aixiz modules with low power diodes
do not have a power meter

Needed - Drivers for 12x and 445
NetGod3Com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 09:40 PM #27
rhd's Avatar
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
rhd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

I incorporated a lot of the feedback into a revised proposal for guiding rules. Tell me what you guys think. I believe I captured the sentiment regarding commercial use of the driver designs well.

More tweaking may be required though - let me know what you all think.
__________________
CURRENT WAVELENGTHS:
405|441|450|467|473|495|505|520|532|556|PGLRG|589|594|632|638|660


SAFETY & IMPORTANT READING (threads authored and contributed to by various members of LPF):
- Federal Aviation Administration - Laser Safety Initiative (link)
- Info release from Laserglow - Default Canadian restrictions on portable lasers (link)
- The Necessity of Safety Goggles (link)

rhd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 10:05 PM #28
bluuray's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Caribbean
Posts: 391
Rep Power: 10
bluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura about
bluuray bluuray is offline
Class 2 Laser
bluuray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Caribbean
Posts: 391
Rep Power: 10
bluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura aboutbluuray has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

you do know its pretty hard to solder the components by hand right?
so getting the board and components yourself and then hand soldering them would be hard..
bluuray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 10:17 PM #29
Mohrenberg's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Green Ridge,MO USA
Posts: 6,927
Rep Power: 557
Mohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Mohrenberg
Mohrenberg Mohrenberg is offline
Class 4 Laser
Mohrenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Green Ridge,MO USA
Posts: 6,927
Rep Power: 557
Mohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond reputeMohrenberg has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Mohrenberg
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

Quote:
Originally Posted by daguin View Post
The world (and the forum) was a very different place then.

Peace,
dave
Actually it did happen with the DDL design. Ryan said he took the DDL and did a couple of modifications and that's how the rkcstr driver was born.
Mohrenberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 10:35 PM #30
rhd's Avatar
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
rhd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluuray View Post
you do know its pretty hard to solder the components by hand right?
so getting the board and components yourself and then hand soldering them would be hard..
Hard, but doable.
__________________
CURRENT WAVELENGTHS:
405|441|450|467|473|495|505|520|532|556|PGLRG|589|594|632|638|660


SAFETY & IMPORTANT READING (threads authored and contributed to by various members of LPF):
- Federal Aviation Administration - Laser Safety Initiative (link)
- Info release from Laserglow - Default Canadian restrictions on portable lasers (link)
- The Necessity of Safety Goggles (link)

rhd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 11:45 PM #31
Helios's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,337
Rep Power: 56
Helios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond repute
Helios Helios is offline
Class 3R Laser
Helios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,337
Rep Power: 56
Helios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond reputeHelios has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

I think the open source idea is great. Might someone take the design and produce and sell it? maybe but unless you plan to build and sell them yourselves what difference does it make?
Helios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 12:19 AM #32
rhd's Avatar
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
rhd rhd is offline
Class 4 Laser
rhd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,491
Rep Power: 1392
rhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond reputerhd has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Contest (feeler): 2-months, to design a NEW community boost driver!

Good point -

Scenario A: The designer has NO desire to produce / sell the driver design commercial himself:
- In that case, as you've pointed out, it's not going to make a difference to the designer if someone else produces, and it's probably a net-good to the community. Win/Win no loosers.

Scenario B: The designer DOES have a desire to product / sell the driver designer commercially himself:
- In this scenario, the community will (not entirely, but to a decent degree) avoid purchasing from someone who is just building the original designer's driver. It won't be perfect, but most of the people in the know will respect the original designer, and purchase from him / her.
__________________
CURRENT WAVELENGTHS:
405|441|450|467|473|495|505|520|532|556|PGLRG|589|594|632|638|660


SAFETY & IMPORTANT READING (threads authored and contributed to by various members of LPF):
- Federal Aviation Administration - Laser Safety Initiative (link)
- Info release from Laserglow - Default Canadian restrictions on portable lasers (link)
- The Necessity of Safety Goggles (link)

rhd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:44 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC