Pics or it didn't happen.
Just kidding:p Although pictures of the gun mounted 445 would be cool.:D
So diodes can indeed handle the recoil, then. Good information that may just have to be put to use...:whistle:
In my experience with low power red lasers (including gun mounted lasers) the diode is just a chip mounted on a driver circuit, not the "canned" diodes we're used to, so a swap would be pretty difficult I'd imagine. Since canned diodes have those sensitive wires leading to the die I would think...
Hey everyone! Left here for quite a while for college, and I seem to have gotten the hang of the whole college thing.:D Anyways, just posting here to say it's good to be back and I'm excited to start building again.
Hey guys, selling this kit to a newbie who would like everything they need to get addicted to lasers...;)
Included will be:
1.2W 445nm laser built by myself, with some anodizing removed to make it look...well, awesome. Heh.:)
2 sets of safety goggles, because I know you'll want to show your...
Why don't you cut them up into smaller segments? That way they're easier to ship, easier to deal with, lower price so people can buy them faster, and since there's more, you can still get the same amount of money. I wouldn't want to waste that huge heatsink on a tiny diode, but if you cut them...