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  1. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Exactly. That the great thing about designing and building your own system too. If something breaks I can replace parts. If you want the STL file I can upload it for you when I get back onto my laptop.
  2. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Thanks Chloderic!
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    Cyan Laser Wavelength Estimate CIE.png

  4. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Yes, it is remarkable. There probably is 3nm in between both but the colour is drastically different.
  5. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Obviously the diode does get warm and I give the laser a duty cycle to be on the safe side but nothing serious to worry about. Thanks Snecho Thanks Robert, funny enough yes. I have had a 505 diode for a while doing nothing. I’ve contacted Jordan for a driver for it. Once I receive the driver...
  6. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Thanks Snecho. :) Yes the diode doesn’t generate a great deal of heat. I have a steel heatsink and it sticks out of the host slightly allowing passive cooling. I was careful with heat management due to the fact that my host would be naturally insulative.
  7. CurtisOliver

    2019-nCoV - VERY CRITICAL SITUATION. !DANGER!

    Sorry for the double post. My fears have been confirmed. It is possible for repeat contractions of Coronavirus. The Japanese just documented their first case. https://apple.news/AuR6NAGfsTOCeOENuBi1iOA
  8. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    No I can imagine you won’t be :D
  9. CurtisOliver

    2019-nCoV - VERY CRITICAL SITUATION. !DANGER!

    That’s bad. This morning I heard of a 25% increase in cases. Now it’s 100%!
  10. CurtisOliver

    2019-nCoV - VERY CRITICAL SITUATION. !DANGER!

    Yep, bringing the total as of yesterday’s report to 11 deaths and 322 cases. The numbers aren’t huge. But the amount of deaths are worrying. Italy being an EU country was supposedly meant to prepared for the virus and has a good medical system compared to non eu countries. They are seeing a 3.4%...
  11. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Thank you adalah! :)
  12. CurtisOliver

    2019-nCoV - VERY CRITICAL SITUATION. !DANGER!

    Italy is having a bad outbreak at the moment. The amount of cases that have occurred and yet only 5 importers known of.
  13. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Thanks Encap. :)
  14. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    I saw someone using them switches for a flashlight so I figured that was the just the max rating. At least you know you won't fry them. :p And thanks Richie. :)
  15. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    It needed to be special for a wavelength like that. :) I tried to match the colour up on those photos. When I took them it came out pure cyan. That colour in the photos are close to what is like under daylight viewing. In the dark it appears a tad greener. It is a weird but amazing colour. I...
  16. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Thank you Rich. Lol, there was some extra work that I didn't intend on doing. But glad it finally got done. Also that switch sits just in the right position in my hand for ease of handling. :) I got most of the prep done at home, but had to borrow some tools to finish it off properly and I was...
  17. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Thanks Anthony!
  18. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Thanks guys. :) Yep, thought this diode was definitely worth it. 3D printing allowed me to tailor this host to my needs. Pretty pleased with how it turned out.
  19. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Cont. And then to test that the battery is able to discharge to my laser module correctly. Also a good time to check out some photons :) In order to get the battery holder and circuit board into the host correctly I had to neaten the wires up. Finishing and putting it all together: I...
  20. CurtisOliver

    493nm: My first build - 3D printed host

    Hi everyone, it’s about time I finally post a build on here after all these years. It is the first time I have ever completed a portable before. I have contemplated portables before but never got round to it. I tend to stick with wiring power adaptors on usually because I love the run times and...




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