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Hi Igor, I sent you a pm about the build I am interested in doing. Donno if you ever got it though. If you saw it and need time to answer, no problem. If you haven't got the pm sent you, reply to me in this thread or pm please, so that i can resend

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Hi Igor, I sent you a pm about the build I am interested in doing. Donno if you ever got it though. If you saw it and need time to answer, no problem. If you haven't got the pm sent you, reply to me in this thread or pm please, so that i can resend

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You have to be VERY PATIENT with IgorT. You have no idea how busy he actually is.

Peace,
dave
 

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You have to be VERY PATIENT with IgorT. You have no idea how busy he actually is.

Peace,
dave
Well before joining LPF i thought he was ignoring me or something, lol
Then i started reading through his posts and projects, and wow, he is a MACHINE! The research he is doing for all of us in the site is priceless!
Igor I know that we all are driving you crazy! Dont go changing :) Take your time, patience is a virtue :)

To add I know you are trying to balance our laser addictions with your actual work, and it is logical that work stacks up :) So trust me, I will not misunderstand (and I'm new! So I am sure that the older members share the same feelings)
 
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awesome, thank you for thinking of me, igor! :)

manuel
 

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Well before joining LPF i thought he was ignoring me or something, lol
Then i started reading through his posts and projects, and wow, he is a MACHINE! The research he is doing for all of us in the site is priceless!
Igor I know that we all are driving you crazy! Dont go changing :) Take your time, patience is a virtue :)

To add I know you are trying to balance our laser addictions with your actual work, and it is logical that work stacks up :) So trust me, I will not misunderstand (and I'm new! So I am sure that the older members share the same feelings)

I am so sorry, and i have to apologize to you and anyone else who is still waiting for a reply from me... :angel:

I get so many requests for help, questions, and orders every day, that simply answering everyone in detail is a FULL TIME JOB!
And i'm not kidding! I spent several days doing NOTHING but answering emails and PMs! :undecided:

At the same time i had to get a bunch of work done, real work, laser work, and prepare the Torture Chamber for the 8x Murder Experiment...

I had no other choice, but to go offline, and work my ass off, even so it took me several days and nights just to get the torture chamber up and running, and even longer to prepare everything else.... I'm just now starting to clean up the emails that piled up in the meanwhile.. At first i asked everyone to rerout the more important messages to PMs, but that only resulted in the PMs getting clogged up! :whistle:


During the last couple of weeks i only managed to follow this and the 8x Murder Experiment thread.... Luckily, now i only have a little more work to do over this weekend, then, starting from Monday morning, i'll probably spend the entire week just answering old emails and PMs, that piled up while i was offline...


In any case, i am very glad that you understand that i wasn't ignoring you (or anyone else for that matter), i was simply trying to get it all done in a way that didn't involve my brain exploding.. :D


I'll get to your and all the other emails/PMs as soon as humanly possible.
But yes, it's true, when dealing with me, some patience is required for the already mentioned reasons..


I am however available on Skype (for text chat) where anyone can reach me almost instantly (if i'm awake). Just add me to your contacts list, the info is in my profile, and i'll see you and answer as soon as i'm around the computer, often immediatelly.


I just hope that this won't result in Skype overflowing as well... :angel:
I really need a secretary to answer my emails or something (or maybe i need to learn how to write shorter replies)... :whistle:
 
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awesome, thank you for thinking of me, igor! :)

manuel
Did you get your package yet, Manuel? Since you're close, it should be there around now..

I need to give you and T_Warne your individual plots, please remind me in the beginning of next week, when i have some time to breathe again, ok?


Otherwise, i forgot to send you a shipping PP Request before.

Somehow i also miscalculated, in an attempt to make the diodes as safe as possible, i managed to make both packages go over 20g - even the one with diode only... :angel:


I'll send you your request now...
EDIT: PP Request sent, Krutz...
 
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pp balanced, igor! thank you! oh, didnt know you already sent it that long ago.. incidently, i have a "get your stuff from postoffice" notice in my hands right now.. :)

i guess i'll soon know how you felt with such diodes teasing and tempting, screaming for current! :)

manuel
 

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pp balanced, igor! thank you! oh, didnt know you already sent it that long ago.. incidently, i have a "get your stuff from postoffice" notice in my hands right now.. :)

i guess i'll soon know how you felt with such diodes teasing and tempting, screaming for current! :)

manuel
Yes, i just saw, thank you Manuel..


Well, the slip must be this package, i hope you went to pick it up today, so you can play over the weekend! :evil:

But even when you'll have it in your hands, you still won't know how it feels to have 13 8x diodes and still not a single personal 8x laser! :cryyy:
Luckily, it just so happens, that i made "too many" drivers by mistake (for the first time in history), and can make me an 8x in minutes... :D



EDIT: Which reminds me!!! :eek:

Since you're making your own laser, you actually NEED the PIV plot up front, to decide what current to use!
I'll go make it right away! I'll send it to your email, ok?

Same goes for T_Warne, i'll make both now, and send via email. Two plots per diode in this case...
 
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Krutz: I extrapolated the data for your diode up to 360mA, since i don't know how much of a risk you're willing to take, thought you might want to know what it would get you....

Sending you your plots now via email.



T_Warne: I'll prepare your plots next...



EDIT: I made two plots for both of you, each of the two separate plots showing two data sets.
The first is a classic PIV plot, the second a Po/Pe & Efficiency plot.

Emails sent... If you will also want actual numbers, please let me know some time next week, when i'm less busy (i hope)...
 
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thank you a lot, igot! received both the diode and plots! :)
..i'll wait with them until there are results with the second testdiode. at least i tell myself this over and over again.. day one: check! :)

the diode arrived already on thursday (at the postoffice), thank you for the careful wrapping!

manuel
 

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@igor
No worries :), Just message me when you have settled the pile :)
 

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@igor
No worries :), Just message me when you have settled the pile :)
I arranged it so, that i will finally have some time as of Tuesday...

Had to stay up most of last week and go do a big installation at my main real work customer over the weekend, as well as move some deadlines around a "little", but...

...this means that i can now prepare the drivers for the 8x batch! :yh:


But i do also need to get all the messages that piled up while i was working around the clock under control... :undecided:


Hopefully i can get it both sorted out this coming week..
Wish me luck... :whistle:




T_Warne: Happy to hear your diode arrived safelly! :yh:
You have your plots, right?

Be careful, and make something bright out of it! ;)



P.S. I still am (and will be) available for instant messaging through Skype most of the time (when i'm around the computer (and awake) at home or in my workshop). There is this little icon there on the left under my avatar that can be clicked for this purpose..

Several people already contacted me through it, and if anyone needs me before i get through to their message i suggest using it..
 
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Yes Sir... I do have the plots. Thanks you very much!
 

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Re: 8x Drive Mini "GB" - DONE

I just sent everyone your individual diode plots to your emails in the "Order Summary" row.

Those of you who have already decided on the current/power they want (pick it from your plots), please let me know so i can complete your builds.

A few want to wait for the second 8x Murder Candidate to die before they reach a final decision (to see if higher currents are safe). The decision is up to you guys.




Shogoki: I just now realized i never received your "Order Summary". :thinking:

I sent the plots to your email, please reply with the order details, or create a new order summary (i need your shipping address and your wishes for your laser).

Thanks!
 

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Re: 8x Drive Mini "GB" - DONE

Ok, the 8x lasers go out in an Express package to California Monday morning (which counts as Friday evening for TNT).

They will be reshipped from California by Scopeguy with Priority to individual owners.


I'm assembling them according to everyone's Order Summary Requests, IF there are any changes, please let me know in the Order Summary email row.


Please follow the 8x Murder Experiment for an estimate of diode lifetime at different currents.

So far we got 160h at 300mA and 20h at 348mA, with both diodes still alive.


I can accept current changes till tomorrow, Sunday the latest.
 




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