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    First build, assembled, not turning on

    An update, thank you all for the help :) You'll probably laugh your asses off when you read this, but because I didn't have a vise, I decided to use a rubber mallet to the back half of the module pressing it into place. Now, this did end in success, because I ended up buying a 700mw Oclaro...
  2. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    Yeah, I think something's wrong with mine, here's a pic of it on some electrical tape for a good amount of time, no smoke, no mark. eBay greenie sliced it after.
  3. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    Essentially pitch black room, something's not right 🤔
  4. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    Haha yep, it's gotta be the drones! Yeah, I'm not too sure where to go from here, I'll try to head out when the sun goes down to get a better pic at night
  5. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    Hey there, thanks for chiming in! Yep, tried with 2 123s I had laying around, no dice. Yeah, it could just be working fine, but it does seem a bit faint. Is there any way else I could test it besides visibility? It can't burn anything whereas with my ebay greenie I can burn dark things. Thanks!
  6. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    I'm going to pick some up on Amazon and report back :) Thanks for the help thus far, I don't think the diode would be damaged because the driver never even got a negative of the battery so it should be fine (hopefully?!)
  7. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    Yeah, do you think it could be the battery used? tried 2 different 18650s, same thing, but survival laser recommends 2 rcr123a's or 1 18650 for "some diodes"
  8. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    Oh, that's great to hear! I was worried because I saw beamshots of some super bright beams but my build can't produce a beam at all.
  9. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    That's from around 2-3ft away.
  10. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    ah, not like that, I'll send a picture. I'm running 100ma above recommended at 1A too.
  11. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    Well, I've gotten it to work! The issue was that I had completely forgotten to solder the brass ring so one end of the battery wasn't connected to the driver. Silly mistake! A new problem has arose though: the power of the laser is incredibly low, with no visible beam in the dark. Same problem...
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    First build, assembled, not turning on

    I essentially followed this whilst building. https://laserpointerforums(dot)com/threads/survival-laser-diy-host-assembly-photo-tutorial-picture-heavy.58889/
  13. Android

    First build, assembled, not turning on

    Hey there LPF! I recently purchased a kit from survival laser (I can't link but it was a "Bargain No Diode Host Bundle) and got to assembling it today. My diode of choice was a Mitsubishi 500mW 638nm Diode, with the included 1.0A driver in the kit. After pressing the diode, I soldered the diode...




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