I've been on a huge doom / stoner / sludge metal kick recently. Super stoked for Mastodon's new album to drop! Check out the latest track:
Or here's a sample of something a bit more indie:
I've also been known to listen to a fair amount of hip-hop (big MF Doom fan):
Or downtemo /...
I love this question! AR/VR is my day job, so I've actually been thinking about ways to use that technology to be able to provide a useful way to work with my laser projects. Simply using a pass-through feed would be a great way to safely visualize the beam. As mentioned by Diachi...
Is there still an upgrade path available from the Hyperion Cu to Hyperion Ag at 20W? Do these two SKUs use the same sensor? It's very tempting, as I'd love to meter my '44 at full power!
Hi Mateusz! Thanks for the info. It's good to know that the temperatures I'm seeing are actually below the expected operating temperature.
The intended use of the diode is in a burning / vaporization application -- primarily of waxy materials. I was able to test out the modulation feature...
I'd say build one yourself! You'll save money, learn some things, and be able to get exactly what you want. :)
It's fun, it's not too hard, and there is lots of support available on the forum.
Good luck and have fun!
I just got this OPT Lasers LPLDD 5A driver in to compare against my Blackbuck 8. I haven't done a side-by-side comparison yet, but I did take some pictures of the driver in action.
The pictures here are with it hooked up to my NUBM44 prototype rig.
The driver as it arrived. A little bit...
Oh man! I lost it on RC's post with the zoom in on the spring! :crackup: That thing was mangled!
Yeah, I think I got pretty lucky--there was minimal damage to the components. The smooth side (highlighted in Alien Laser's attachment above) was damaged a bit, but I was able to mostly smooth it...
Update: I finally managed to get this lens unstuck! :D
I took a trip to Harbor Freight to pick up some locking pliers to assist with this job--which took 2.5 hours longer than it should have due to Seattle drivers being absolutely terrible when it starts to snow. :/ Regardless, now it's out...