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  1. IWIRE

    IMREN IMR 26650 Batteries, are these the biggest tubular batts?

    :crackup: Ok. I've missed this place. You still make me laugh. :) If Alaskan hadn't sent me a PM with a link to this thread I would have missed that. Thanks to both of you :beer: I made a New Years resolution to stop working my life away and find a balance. Hopefully it works out for me and I...
  2. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: The "Heavy Load" - REALLY high current (10 Amp) test load

    I agree there should be more interest. It can be built as heavy duty as your imagination. The one I have is the most universal load I have. This one could have some nice features. Put me down for 2 boards please. Personally I like the original black, but I'm not prejudice, I'll take white in a...
  3. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Thanks for the heads up. Looks like I'm back to working 7 days a week, probably be a minute before I have time to devote to assembling a drive. I'm thankful I'm busy and my health allows it. :beer:
  4. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    HA ! My first toaster oven drive :) Thanks rhd, I used so little solder paste I thought no way that will work. It was so cool to watch it melt and flow. This one works too :)
  5. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Oh cool ! I didn't know you sent one to rhd. Problem solved. Be interesting what he finds. I hope I don't have to issue a recall on my lasers. :crackup:
  6. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    That's true. My thought was with heat sinking the drive may function long enough to figure out what's wrong. Maybe not. :) Edit: I'll try and find time this weekend to play with the one I have. See if I can figure out something. Worse that can happen is I let the smoke out of it. :)
  7. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    I was thinking most drives at these currents were recommended to be heatsinked. It's really not that big of a deal to me. I wouldn't want to try and fit it in a really small host but something like the "Big Chunk" host works great. I just stick the inductor to the module heatsink and a strip of...
  8. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    I wish you were a mechanic at a car dealer. Auto repair would be a lot cheaper. :) Sorry the parts didn't help. I was hoping they would. :beer: Here is a link to where I got mine. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/525597 If the drive still works, try heatsinking it and see what happens.
  9. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Glad you got the pieces :) Sorry it didn't help :( I wish I would have had time to assemble one, test it and send you a known working one. I started to send you the one I've been playing with but it's already glued to a heatsink and the heatsink and drive was too big to fit in the envelope. That...
  10. IWIRE

    Why do we like lasers?

    Thanks for the idea. :beer: I'm not going to use a glass cylinder under vacuum. :) A build I'm working on has a short barrel the beam exits. I was going to use aluminum and anodize it black. Think I'll try acrylic.
  11. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Okay. Progress. This is pretty spooky. When I first found this thread I was wondering what in the world is rhd talking about. Now I'm "starting" to understand what your talking about. Soon I will crossover and be a full fledged geek. :)
  12. IWIRE

    DO NOT BUY FROM laserpenshop.com

    I think it was around $600. It will definitely do two minutes. I'll time it tonight and shoot you a PM. It's a great laser. Very impressive. :beer:
  13. IWIRE

    DO NOT BUY FROM laserpenshop.com

    I have a 700mw 532nm from Jetlasers and as far as the way the beam looks it is my favorite laser. The thing is insanely bright, a nice tight beam and good run time. Gray offers great customer service also.
  14. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    That figures. Now I'm not sure if it was the ZXCT or it's proximity to the sense resistor. :o Seems like a non issue anyway, the extended run time came from heatsinking the IC :D The important thing is, CC Boost lives ! If I can't kill it, well, I started to say nobody can kill it, that doesn't...
  15. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Not for long. You will have some new pieces in about 3 days. :na: OK. If anybody is still watching this channel. :) I played with CC Boost some more. I got out my stopwatch and my IR temp gun. I took the drive and embedded the inductor in a blob of thermal adhesive on a heatsink and fired it...
  16. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    That was why I built one and took pics of it working. People were making it sound like they weren't sure the drive even worked. Maybe mine works because I know nothing so I'm extra careful when assembling them. Good luck with the drives. Cya ! :) Intelligence isn't thinking you know everything...
  17. IWIRE

    Conceptual design of anamorphic prisms on sinner focus ring. Pix!

    Ha ! Looks great ! So you got your "shrine" fired up :) Thanks for sharing all the info !
  18. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    Here is one I built using a soldering iron. It's putting out 2.3a @ 5.2v. It had been doing so for about a minute or two while I was trying to get my camera to focus. As you can see, it never did quite focus. :) The input is 4.1a @ 4v. It's not heat sinked at all it's just sitting on an OSH...
  19. IWIRE

    OPEN SOURCE: "CC-Boost" - 2.4 Amp boost driver - RC1

    One of the three drives I built made that noise. I thought it was weird but I had heard the same noise from some other drives before. Mine got pretty warm pretty quick. I embedded the inductor in a blob of thermal adhesive and used a strip of copper from the chip to the host. Those were built...
  20. IWIRE

    Why do we like lasers?

    Have you ever asked any of the people if they like it ? I have and people always like them. So then just ask them why do you like it ? :) I think it's like cavemen and fire. There is a natural attraction most people have to light. Architect's spend countless hours and dollars just to get the...




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