id like to build something in the 5 watt range
i hit 2 watt with a C6 host id like a new challenge ( turned out violet that annoyed me a little .. but it was cool i guess )
prefer blue .. theres 2 nm's .. i forget which one is better .
maybe a better host if you guys have ideas?
the button is on the end of the laser .. but thats not the problem .
the problem is .. the threads on the end of it to screw the cap on for the batterys in only like 2 threads .. and it no longer holds the cap on i have to hold it on .. which is really really annoying.
anyone had any luck in...
#1 concern ... SAFETY.
now i understand that the dot is dangerous and focusing it without eye protection is stupid .
but if i take it outside ( i live in the country )
and do some field shining is there a risk there?
i have ordered eye protection however .. my laser parts arrived first .
brand new rcr123a batterys.
im fairly confident i have everything together right .
i soldered the the driver to the brass ring ( copper whatever it is )
hooked the wires together on the diode click click .. nothing.
iso way to deduce what i did wrong ...