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phoenix77

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Hey John, I have a VERY NICE laser for sale right now, in the B,S, & T section. Please check it out. rob
 

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Wow Simon...
I mean, like... DAMN!

HOW did you manage to do THAT? :D

Who am I to speak though, should have seen my first attempts to solder a diode with 60W soldering gun which had a finger-thick crap on the tip, totally unusable.

Anyhow, as people will say here
Live and learn.

Your skill will come eventually.
Many people can solder just about anything with basic fire-starter. Right equipement is always reccomended and desireable, but not essential.

My soldering iron is $4 el-chepo hooked up to DIY regulator which BTW, does FANTASTIC job, and after that a computer PSU which keeps me building, hours after the power cuts out. :D

Just take it slow, don't try to rush things in anger. You will just result in more anger.
But I guess you already learned that the hard way.

I did not laugh at the pic, I was staring and wondering how did yo' manage to do it - from where I stand, I could not make something like that even if I tried.
:D

EDIT - Damn, can't rep you again so soon, but anyway - thanks a lot for sharing it!
 
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LOL ..... sorry for the laugh, but that happened to me a lot of times, with a lot of circuits, too .....

BTW, if the tin is all as in the pic (not on/under small ICs, i mean), it can be recovered very easily ..... 90% of the times, those "blob splatters" of tin, when reach the components have lost a lot of heat, so don't stick really hard on other surfaces ..... probably, it can be took away, both with a precision knife (if have not melted also the tin of the original components), or taking away the most part possible with the knife, then using a sharp tip soldering iron and good fluxant (if some of it is melted with the original soldering points)
 

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hey simon remeber to use extra flux. it helps the solder stick to the iron and components better. also make sure you start with a clean iron every time. ;)
 

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Wow... i think the result would have been just as good if you had thrown a blob of molten solder in its general direction from across the room :D

Doesnt seem like the solder stuck very well at all, so it might actually be quite salvageable for someone with a bit more experience. Then again, if you dropped, chipped, scraped and mangled the diode, i suppose its not likely that will still work... but the driver could be okay.
 

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WE actually discussed his soldering skills on laserchat and found that the soldering iron he's using is a butane soldering iron, did not use any flux at all and tried putting the solder on the tip of the iron then onto the components. I utilized ustream at the time to demonstrate for him good soldering techniques and hopefully he will be a little bit more elegant at soldering now. Provided he doesn't give up completely at all.
 

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WE actually discussed his soldering skills on laserchat and found that the soldering iron he's using is a butane soldering iron, did not use any flux at all and tried putting the solder on the tip of the iron then onto the components. I utilized ustream at the time to demonstrate for him good soldering techniques and hopefully he will be a little bit more elegant at soldering now. Provided he doesn't give up completely at all.
Now that may be a little tricky now, on MSN he told me he is not going to attemt any new builds.

I strongly urged him to reconsider, but it's his decision and I cannot tell him what to do.

However, I believe he needs a good motivation for building.

When I make my first GGW bluray laser, I will document the final soldering and assembling, and first fire up of the laser.
No second attemps, no cut out takes.

Original screams of pleasure in witnessing 200mW of violet light in my table :D

How about that?
 

Eudaimonium

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He use way too much flux.
Rangedunits,

Last couple of posts I saw you posting were not in any way productive, helpful or asset to the forum or thread they were posted on

Nor were any one of those posts longer than like, 7 words.

You seem to post only to irritate people, intentionally avoiding to post something that makes sense or helps. Or just does not irritate people.

What is your problem?
 

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:yabbem::undecided::shhh::):crackup:...:whistle:

I´m going to post my first laser building experiences (maybe this year) in this thread to demonstrate that you´re not alone Simon! :tinfoil:
 
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The driver looks salvageable. Don't give up!

As for the diode, I wouldn't hold my breath. But you might as well try it out. Good for practice, if nothing else.
 
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Hey, dont feel bad, I built two lasers one from scratch with no experience or flux and they both work great to this day, but when I went for another red build with an LOC this time with flux, I bombed the whole thing, ruined the diode, and destroyed the flexdrive... I have yet to go for the 12x I was planning for after this epic fail, hell I sold my micro chrome kit before I completley destroyed that as well. I have found though, that the regular jayrob pocket mini is the easiest to build, just solder leads to the + and - spots on the circuit, conect to driver, then to diode pins, and assemble.
Stilll though, if this was anybody but you man, id have the epic fail pic up in no time:D
 




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