Dear Eudaimonium could you please guide me about the IR diodes that I have extracted along with Red LDs from DVD writers ?? I have used up all the LDs but all the IRs are still lying unused. Any idea ? Plz help me.
Not to gloat, I am Mil-Spec soldering certified... I will take photos of all builds and keep them filed, atleast the diode, holder/heatsink and driver just FYI & Mine. Of course I'll take care of him.. I love these things..
So i ordered http://www.o-like.com/userfiles/image/red%20laser/new.jpg 200mw blueray, just a waiting game now. Nothing fancy, pretty cheap. I still want to get a nice waterproof host. You see any around besides the $35.00 one on rayfoss.com, will you let me know? The one on rf is only good to 15ft 5m. I would like to get one around 50 meters or 150 ft
LIL' late with this note, but part 3 is out since last weekend. The regulator works perfectly, the lil' green light so happily blinks at me when iron is at good temperature.
Basically I managed to did it. I turned 5$ Soldering iton and 10$ worth of parts into functional 100$ soldering station! Ironing tips don't go to waste prematirely, soldering jobs easier because of ability to set right temperature.
Thank for all'ya support!
OK guys i have the part2 of the regulator project out, however you may find it dissapointing (I did) since it is not working because I got wrong resistors for mine...
Part 3 next weekend will cover the replacing of resistors and and testing the run time of UPS