Old 11-18-2008, 08:09 AM #1
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Where can I get the DIY Sonar case?


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Wickedlasers used to sell them a while ago, and someone (murudai?) had a group buy for them going on perhaps a month ago. As for now, I really don't know.

Maybe consider to post a WTB thread in the buy/sell/trade section, so that many members can see your post. Someone must have one of them.
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What? Nah... People who have phr's in sonar cases saw the sonar's ridiculous price of $2000 and said "what a sweet host this will be after I rip it appart, 2000 bucks is worth it" ;D
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What? Nah... People who have phr's in sonar cases saw the sonar's ridiculous price of $2000 and said "what a sweet host this will be after I rip it appart, 2000 bucks is worth it" ;D
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For 2000$ id get an rpl
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ill sell you my completed sonar for 175$. its got a lava drive @ 180ma outputing 160mw with a diode from a phr sled. ;Di just finished my dilda bluray build so im probably not gonna use it much anymore.
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ill sell you my completed sonar for 175$. its got a lava drive @ 180ma outputing 160mw with a diode from a phr sled. ;Di just finished my dilda bluray build so im probably not gonna use it much anymore.
i'd say thats a good deal compared to wickedlaser's $2000 for 60mW, lol ;D
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Yeah that's a good deal compared to any site. But that's just it I have a working laser module, I just need a host.

I think one of the reasons WL is popular with noobs is cause they really do have some nice looking lasers. I like how the Sonar case has the blu-ray logo on it. You have to admit that's pretty cool. 8-)
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Yeah it is a very nice little host. I am actually interested in making another just with an open can configuration (blasphemy!? ). Yet as the previous posters pointed out, it seems that WL isn't selling them anymore. Maybe they got wind, that someone could actually make a working laser out of them. : The damn threads and even the interior was anodized on mine, took a lot of filing to get it to work properly...not to mention the difficulty of building it without the time and effort dark_horse put into the modules.

Good luck with your search, if you find a source of them please let us know.


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He could always "accidently" leave a 300mA driver on his desk again...


I would make one in that host without a thought if they didn't have the WL logo on it. I could always get someone to do custom lathe work if I wanted too... Would be a little pricey though. I like the plastic looking thing that are on the newer models. WL has such good looking products, even if the insides suck.
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