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    tony23 replied to the thread First "builds".
    It's not the balloon popping that I'm concerned about, it's the beam divergence. I was just using that as an example. I suppose with the...
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    tony23 replied to the thread First "builds".
    I have learned that it is only one diode since the original post and I understand about slow and fast axis now. I have a lens, several...
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    tony23 replied to the thread First "builds".
    It looks like it's made up of a line of squares, which is why I thought what I did. Thanks for pointing that out, learned something new...
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    tony23 posted the thread First "builds" in General.
    Just finished my second assembly. Not really sure i can call it an "assembly" or "build", since most of the work was done by others - I...
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    tony23 replied to the thread Understanding drivers and lenses.
    Again, thank you for the information. Seems like you've sent me down the right path! I have a lot more information to use to continue my...
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    tony23 replied to the thread Understanding drivers and lenses.
    BTW I found a really good article about collimating and focusing. Unfortunately I'm not yet allowed to post links
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    tony23 replied to the thread Understanding drivers and lenses.
    Just to ensure I'm understanding correctly: One of the posts in the longer thread referenced there is referring to "C-lenses" which...
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    tony23 replied to the thread Understanding drivers and lenses.
    Thanks for pointing out those links, don't know how many times I read that page and missed them everytime. I've gone through a little of...
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    So I'm poking around DTR's shop and I'm seeing options to select different drivers and lenses in the modules. So what I'm wondering is...
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    tony23 replied to the thread Assembly help, housings etc..
    Ok so I'm ordering the host and going to try putting everything together once I have that. Again, thanks for all the info, I have a much...
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    tony23 reacted to icecruncher's post in the thread Assembly help, housings etc. with Like Like.
    I bought a couple early on because they were 635nm instead of 650nm and as mentioned - cheap. You can drill a small hole in anything...
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    tony23 replied to the thread Assembly help, housings etc..
    Yeah, they were cheap, and as I said, I'm at the "don't know what I don't know" stage. I had no idea about the size differences or how...
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    tony23 replied to the thread Assembly help, housings etc..
    Just occurred to me that another possibility would be to drill out the hole so that the little 6mm module fits. I have 3 to play with...
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    tony23 replied to the thread Assembly help, housings etc..
    Ah, thanks for the clarification. No wonder I can't find what I'm looking for. Still leaves me in the same place with those, though -...
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    tony23 replied to the thread Assembly help, housings etc..
    That almost appears like you're suggesting I skip messing with the 6mm plain diodes, then? I've searched quite a bit and I can't find...




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