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  1. sportcoupe

    Wicked Lasers Spyder III Artic G1

    Nope, none of those members in that thread.
  2. sportcoupe

    Wicked Lasers Spyder III Artic G1

    That was FAST. This Arctic is sold!
  3. sportcoupe

    Wicked Lasers Spyder III Artic G1

    I have not been here in a while and sort of lost interest in lasers (for now) so I'm going to sell one of mine to someone that will use it more then me. For sale: Wicked Lasers Arctic G1, almost new in box with paperwork. This laser has much less then an hour use for sure and that was when I...
  4. sportcoupe

    Ahh, the controversial WL Arctic..

    445nm lasers all use the same (or nearly same A130/A140) diode so you will see similar performance no matter if it's commercially made or DIY. The real differences is how hard you drive it and the diode efficiency. Diy builders and commercial manufacturers only have control over the driver...
  5. sportcoupe

    If You've Actually Received Your Spyder III Arctic - Post Here

    What is the ideal replacement battery for the Arctic? I have some protected cells that don't quite fit. I don't trust the battery that came with the Arctic.
  6. sportcoupe

    If You've Actually Received Your Spyder III Arctic - Post Here

    My G1 finally arrived today. Ordered on June 24, got a ship notice that it was sent out Sept 11 and received it today (Sept 17). Order number was 54xxx. Everything was well packed and complete. Nothing was touched by customs. I opened everything and am satisfied with condition, no damage...
  7. sportcoupe

    If You've Actually Received Your Spyder III Arctic - Post Here

    A 10% (where did you get that # from?) failure rate of any mass produced item is pretty good actually. When Microsoft came out with the Xbox360 it had a 54% (note 1) failure rate. That plain sucks but the xbox360 is still one of the most popular gaming consoles in the world. Note 1: ref -...
  8. sportcoupe

    If You've Actually Received Your Spyder III Arctic - Post Here

    The Casio diodes are pull from a Casio A130 or A140 Projector. WL (and DIY) both get the 445nm diodes from the same projectors. XJ-A130 - Green Slim Projectors - Projectors - Products - CASIO To me output power will vary greatly from diode to diode as making laser pointers is not the intended...
  9. sportcoupe

    If You've Actually Received Your Spyder III Arctic - Post Here

    In trying to keep with the thread topic, I have not received my G1 Arctic yet (ordered 06-24-10). I will post when I do. I will not try to defend WL's quality control but someone please tell me how they are to control the output level of a laser diode they don't manufacture in a mass produced...
  10. sportcoupe

    If You've Actually Received Your Spyder III Arctic - Post Here

    Re: Arctic: Spyder III: Review Daguin, Any chances you will expand on your review and disassemble the unit completely? I am interested if we can adjust or upgrade the driver and add focus ability to the host. It could be called the SS model (Super Spyder). LOL.
  11. sportcoupe

    lowest efficiency 445nm diode?

    Yes, I used a Fluke multimeter inline and adjusted the driver for it's max (1.2A). I also used a regulated bench power supply at 1.2 amps direct to the diode and got the same mw reading on my laserbee so the 18650 battery is fine. I just have a very low efficiency diode it seems.
  12. sportcoupe

    lowest efficiency 445nm diode?

    I think I may have the lowest efficiency 445 here. I have a 18650 host, flexdrive v4 set to it's absolute max 1.2A and an A130 diode. I get ~750mw with a acrylic aixiz lens and ~850mw with a 405 glass lens on my laserbee LPM. Anyone have a lower efficiency diode?
  13. sportcoupe

    Quick Diode Test without driver?

    Just to add to that, if you use a 2 ohm resister make sure it's at least 1 watt rated as 2 ohm resister and a LM317 will output 625ma. Be sure the battery input voltage is at least 4.5vdc but no more then 5.5vdc or so.
  14. sportcoupe

    445nm Pointer build with Laser Lock security system

    Did anyone notice the burn marks on his work table? :D That's an awesome build.
  15. sportcoupe

    *445nm lasers* !GB-Closed!

    Re: *445nm lasers* !diodes 38.50$! pm sent
  16. sportcoupe

    Deal Extreme 200mW Greenie Great deal?

    The shipping to USA rule doesn't apply to modules, only complete lasers.
  17. sportcoupe

    Briefcase Tesla Coil build

    Very nice Raz. I couldn't get away with one that big inside my house. My cats would climb it and use it as a scratch post for sure. :D
  18. sportcoupe

    Who makes the strongest bluray laser pen style?

    Re: Who makes the strongest bluray laser? Do you mean commercially or DIY? The most powerful are DIY by far. Be prepared to spend close to $400 though and you can have 600mw+ of 405nm bliss in the palm of your hand.
  19. sportcoupe

    Briefcase Tesla Coil build

    Took some more pictures and a better, brighter video today. I also replaced the secondary top with a cleaner piece, it still has the magnet so I can add different attachments. I had a homemade mini toroid maybe 6" in diameter but I didn't get anything from it for some reason. Video is 2MB in...
  20. sportcoupe

    Briefcase Tesla Coil build

    TDU used a NST for sure. I was sure to copy the same NST spec and all other components as well. It is a near exact copy electrically. Here's the link to Peters (TDU) briefcase TC. Tesla coil mini .




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