Sorry but I bought this BR drive as "Not checked" on Polish auction site Allegro.pl and I think the seller doesn't send the package abroad. Flashlight and 1mW laser (for lens) I bought in department store, heatsink and driver is made by myself.
It costed me all about 10$ including Blu-Ray drive and flashlight and other stuff (lens, heatsink), and took me about 1 hour of time for putting this all together. I made boost driver by myself from scrap things.
A little project with scrap 780nm laser diode form CD burner :D I pressed the diode to metal pen and I can "write" on dark plastic, wood and gray cardboard :D. Diode is powered by LM317 set to 180mA.
Here is a video of this:
Laser Pen - YouTube
Watch in HD !
I'll want to show you my burning laser harvested from Pioneer BDC-TD01 Blu-Ray combo drive. It outputs about 90mW. Driver is my own modified Joule Thief and it runs off 3,7V accu.
Here is video of this:
MERRY CHRISTMAS BTW ! :D
There are videos of my laser:
DVD burner laser burns hole in white paper and ignites red matches - YouTube
DVD burner laser burns various objects (ignites firework and cuts match in a half/slices duct tape) - YouTube
This laser outputs nearly 300mW/650nm with standard acrylic Aixiz lens. The...
I want to show you my laser engraving pen which can write on dark plastic and wood. This idea came me when I saw my 780nm laser diodes lying around which I salvaged out from DVD burners. The advantage of 780nm is the human eye almost isn't sensitive to this wavelength, but is dangerous...