Old 07-27-2013, 01:29 AM #1
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Default Need help with Diode

i gutted this diode off of one of those big office printers , it was pointing at a hex mirror turntable thing. anyway i was wondering how i would power it and if id be able to use it on my reprap to cut vinyl ? only markings on it is an R next to the pins

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Really depends on the diode package. It would be easy enough to modify the extruder to carry a diode instead of a hot end.

IIRC the diodes out of printers are not very strong (sub 1mW) and they are IR.
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Default Re: Need help with Diode

here are the pics anyway :/

this is the board it was on


removed from the board , that plastic mount is formed around it


the 3 pins , the R isnt visible due to the camera flash being so damn bright

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Default Re: Need help with Diode

I wouldn't bother with that. The lens looks nice, though.

Keep the optics you found, they will be good for learning and tinkering with a low powered laser.
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