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    Red DIY DVD laser burner.

    You're putting the resistors on the negative? Hmm, based on Daedal's circuit I put mine in the positive. I wish I had some of those heatsinks you have, that would make everything a lot easier. My solder does well, but it's ugly as sin, let me tell ya. The hardest part for me was to get the...
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    Red DIY DVD laser burner.

    VICTORY!!! I made my Dorcy Mini Burner! ;D Thanks for the instructions, Ken! For a heatsink, I filled the head (quite poorly) with solder - lots of time and mess, with lots of airspace in the solder, though it's working quite well. To do it, I wrapped the end of an Aixiz module in aluminum...
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    Questions about my X105's power/burning ability

    Re: Questions about my X105's power/burning abilit As you might be able to tell, I haven't been on top of things. I haven't been able to do any more serious experimentation for the past few days and my camera charger still isn't working, so it might be a while, but I will eventually have some...
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    Questions about my X105's power/burning ability

    Re: Questions about my X105's power/burning abilit The matches are brand new. They're the good ol' Diamond safety matches, the smaller ones that come in boxes of 32. The heads aren't too dark, and the testing I did was without Sharpie-ing the heads. As for the media, it looks like my charger...
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    Single AA Flashlight Battery Substitutions?

    As Kenom said, CR123s are about 2.5-3.5mm in diameter more than a AA (17mm for CR123 and 13.5-14.5mm for AA.) Two CR123s would be about 19.5mm longer than a AA anyhow. As for CR2s, they're 15mm in diameter by 27mm long, and AAs are 50.5mm long. So if you could eek out the extra 3.5mm in length...
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    Nova Shipping?

    If your order is over $200, you can select free shipping, though I've heard it's somewhat slow (maybe 7-10 business days.)  I personally went with and strongly advise the $24 TNT shipping.  I ordered an X105 with cases, etc. and the Shields Sport googles Monday morning (but it was a Canadian...
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    Questions about my X105's power/burning ability

    Re: Questions about my X105's power/burning abilit Oh yeah, and that was on the Rayovac alkalines and for the first two matches, there was about a 5-10 second warm-up time for the laser while I adjusted it's aim.
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    Questions about my X105's power/burning ability

    Re: Questions about my X105's power/burning abilit Alright, no pictures or videos because my digital camera's charger is apparently not working (I have to worst luck with chargers - I've lost a many, this ones broken...  It's a good thing I can't afford an RPL or other rechargeable laser...
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    adjustable module

    They are 5.6mm, so the GB diodes would fit. :D
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    So Where is everyone from??

    The coolest state you can make out of your hand! More specifically Morgantown, WV currently (at WVU for my last semester, then real world here I come!), and I'm originally from Keyser, WV. Put up your left hand and give yourself the finger, palm out ;) ;D. Morgantown is would be right in the...
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    ?Diode removal from Aixiz housings

    Here's another option thanks to Rog: http://www.laserpointerforums.com/forums/YaBB.pl?num=1181635652/98#98 I used a C-clamp (the poor man's vice) instead, with a cut-off screw instead of the dowel and the back end of a module instead of a different tube.  It was ackward because of the screw...
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    Pretty good idea to .....

    That sounds like a good idea, though it would probably be best to get a cigar in a tube that's closer to the size of the laser rather than a tube like a Cigar Savor that you would buy separately. They would be too big for the laser as they are generally made to hold a cigar up to maybe 7" x 54...
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    Questions about my X105's power/burning ability

    Re: Questions about my X105's power/burning abilit Balloons are pretty fun too! Unfortunately, I be in an extremely exciting tax research class until 9:15 tonight (much sarcasm - it's horrible :-[)  But after that, I'll be glued to the TV as well!  I figure if they can win this, which is a...
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    Questions about my X105's power/burning ability

    Re: Questions about my X105's power/burning abilit Thanks SenKat, I was planning on trying that tonight. I'll do that and let you know the results - hopefully it will yield better results.
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    Questions about my X105's power/burning ability

    For people who have X105s, how long does it take you to light matches and pop balloons? I think for a 12" black balloon, it takes me about 3 or 4 seconds to pop the balloon from about 2' away (with very shaky hands.) For matches, it seems to take too long. With a small regular old Diamond...




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