Old 04-21-2013, 08:34 PM #1
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Default Help with Handheld laser build

I was just wondering how you would build a handheld laser.
I would like to know what the "Pill" actually does?
Also to build a handheld laser do you do what styropyro did with the pill In This Video? -Link-
I am interesting in building one for my first laser. But i am also deciding if i should just buy a laser and take it apart to get a better look instead of just building one first.


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Default Re: Help with Handheld laser build

Yes the "Pill" is the part that holds the driver/battery contact board.

That host is the popular Aurora C6.
Look in the Buy/Sell section and you can probably find a JAD kit - "Just Add Diode"

This site is a good place to find diodes, modules and drivers.
https://sites.google.com/site/dtrlpf/

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Default Re: Help with Handheld laser build

If you do want to build it, you can also find host/heatsink kits in the buy/sell section, or try survivallasersusa.com
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Default Re: Help with Handheld laser build

I would not suggest buying one to take apart. It is likely you would damage it and not learn anymore than you could/would learn from this site and the internet. I would read the various tutorials available here. They will describe everything that you want to know and get you started on building your own.
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