Ok ill get a test load and a regulated power supply and get the laser working before I put it into the host. Also need to get a multimeter haha. I was not prepared, but i learned some things so that's good. Also thanks Garoq, your sig has a lot of good information.
Yea i will get some flux paste because i think my soldering messed it up haha. I put it all together and it didnt work. I think i just made a bad connetction between the driver and diode (was my first time soldering wires):crackup:
So think i will have to get a new driver but thats fine. Will...
I am pretty much finished. Just need to wrap some tape around it. I put a link so you can see all the pictures on imgur.
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I feel like i did a messy job soldering the wires. What do you all think?
Im building my first laser and thought i would make this thread.
1.25A diode driver
445nm M140 diode
C6 flashlight host
12mm aluminum heat sink
I have no experience in this at all haha. Also my first time soldering so we will see how it goes.
I am completely new to lasers and dont know a whole lot about them. I am very interested in the science behind them and want to learn how they work and what it takes to build them. I ordered parts to build a 1w 445 nm laser and should start that in a few weeks. I ordered the...