Old 12-10-2010, 09:03 PM #1
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Default My own custom 445nm build! Driven at 1A!

Well, after months waiting my host to come from dealextreme, IMMA NOW FIRING MAH 445nm LAZOR!
I'm using this host:
DealExtreme: $12.50 SacredFire NF-014 Cree Q2-WC 120-Lumen LED Flashlight (1*18650/2*CR123A)
Which I personally love.
I designed a custom heatsink module for that host, and found a lathe machinist who made it for free in aluminium. The module threads inside the host's upper part and it's one piece, making it very very solid.

The driver is also a custom buck-boost one, running at 1Amp. It was running at 1.25amps but I reduced the current for conservative reasons and because the driver was getting a bit unstable when the battery voltage dropped below 3volts so...
The driver is soldered to a brass ring and then press-fitted into the heatsinking module's driver pocket.
The backside of the PCB looks a bit bad, with islands of solder and copper color, that's because I was too lazy for soldermasking the bottom side, and it wasn't really neccesary except for aesthetical reasons. The top layer has all the components and green soldermask and looks quite professional, but you're not going to see it in the pics because i forgot to take pics of it I protected the driver with some clear epoxy.

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650nm -> Old Style DILDA 200mW, 16x custom hostless head @180mA
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:50 PM #2
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Default Re: My own custom 445nm build! Driven at 1A!

Thats one great host!
Well done.
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~25mW 532nm (potmoded) from DX (dead now, switch died and repair failed...)not moded vid
~50mW 532nm "star cap" style found in the bus. Yeah, lol.
~6mW 635nm diode laser pic 1 pic 2
~250mW 650nm extracted from 20x DVD burner. <- dead vid 1 vid 2
~130mW 650nm extracted from 16X DVD burner. <$15 to make! LPF thread

~100mW 780mn extracted from 52x CD burner. <- dead cremation vid

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