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Default N00b wants to build a high power laser from a PS3

A customer has given me a broken PS3 that I was unable to repair, so I wanted to know about extracting the laser from the Blu-Ray player and building a high power laser from it, but I don't know much about building a laser pointer or anything like that. I can solder no problem and I know a lot about electronics.


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Hey welcome to LPF,

I would suggest you head over to modwerx.com, purchase a PHR-803T (diode from PS3) for $10 and save your self wasting a PS3 that could be sold as broken.

Next thing I suggest you do is read all the stickys, and use the search bar for any questions. If you come across something you can't understand or can't do ask and we'll help, but we're not going to spoon feed you
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Hey welcome to LPF,

I would suggets to modwerx.com, purchase a PHR-803T (diode from PS3) for $10 and save your self wasting a PS3 that could be sold as broken.

Next thing I suggest you do is read all the stickys, and use the search bar for any questions. If you come across something you can't understand or can't do ask and we'll help, but we're not going to spoon feed you
I already kinda destroyed the PS3's drive since I had to remove the guy's game when it didn't work, so I doubt I could really sell it as a broken one.

I'll try reading the stickies, but surely you guys would be able to point me where to start, right?
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I already kinda destroyed the PS3's drive since I had to remove the guy's game when it didn't work, so I doubt I could really sell it as a broken one.

I'll try reading the stickies, but surely you guys would be able to point me where to start, right?
Well basically a list of things you will need if you want a minimum DIY work would be:

rckstr or flex driver, depending on if the host your putting your laser into takes 3v or 7V+

an aixiz module to hold your laser diode

a laser diode

A host to hold all your components and batteries

As a little extra look at the DDL driver, it's a driver you can build for your diode for a few $ if your not interested in buying a flex/rckstr driver, although it is quite a bit larger. the drivers basically keep the current to a certain level suitable for the diode you are using, a driver is a must.

A quick tip on hosts as well, check out jayrob, he does some pre made heatsinks to fit perfectly into most flashlight hosts, they come small, large, wide and thin he has everything

If there's mistakes in that post please excuse, I'm tired
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For a host people use flashlights often, right? And you mentioned 3 volts or 7+ volts; wouldn't I choose the voltage myself based on how many batteries fit, etc.?
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There are threads on here talking about all the different drivers, If I could find some time I would look them up for you.

Certain drivers will allow for a broader range of voltages than others, so it won't hurt to look around a bit.

Since you already have the soldering and basic electronics down, it's an easy ride from there......

Choice of hosts is more of a personal preference, so feel free to decide for yourself what you want the finished product to look like.

In any case search for "Aixis module" and several members have them for sale.

The module is great, your required lens should already be in place, just push in the diode from the back, connect your chosen driver circuit, and woo hoo laser beams.

Enjoy your time here, there are a lot of knowledge flowing around on this board.

Take care.

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