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What are you going to put your laser in? An old torch?
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It doesn't matter... anything that will fit the whole circuit... size is not an issue.
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Well choose a host you like, then come back here and we will tell you where to go from there
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What do you think is the recommended host for this one?
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You could get a c6 host and just get a linear driver from moh to press into the pill.
You can get the host here http://dx.com/p/c6-diy-cree-led-flas...-1-18650-15969 and the driver and heat sink here http://mohgasm.com/
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Default Re: Need to build a driver

a lot of people first start off with the radio shack project boxes. they come in many different sizes. and are really cheap, and easy to work with.

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Is the heat sink for the laser diode or the lm317?
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Default Re: Need to build a driver

Another question... does the laser diode Requires a lens?
I have found this host which has a lens and the size of my laser diode(9mm):
808nm Laser Module Host for TO5 9mm Laser Diode w H 3 Elements Glass Lens | eBay
Is it ok?
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Yes that is a for the diode. You now need a heat sink for the module and the driver. I would make this in a project box because you don't seemed that experienced and working with a host will be hard.
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Yes you will need a lens to use the laser effectively. You will need to heatsink both the diode and the driver otherwise it will burn up.

You can use the module you linked but you will need a diode press to fit the diode into the module.
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Do some research and come back. If you try to the best of your ability to search but still have unanswered question, then we will try to the best of our ability to help answer them
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