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Building a case for homemade laserpointer

trevorman33

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Hello,

I am attempting to build a 400mw red Laser from a DVD Writer and have got the circuit building done, my Module is being shipped right now and I need a case. I have searched the internet for Ideas, but they all use flashlights, but i am using a LM317 constant power source on a piece of stripboard, so its probably not gonna fit in there. thanks for answers
 



Rivem

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There are plenty builds on the site in plastic project boxes and altoid tins. Use the search bar and search "Altoid" or "project box".
 

10fenny

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my first build was in a Nintendo joystick!
you can use anything.
 

RedCowboy

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I like building out of aluminum plate, you can park your car on it and it will still work in most cases. Plus it's one big heatsink.

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RedCowboy

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Guilty as charged double V, and I love it.

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bdgreenb

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now i know why i can't find an mx900 to save my life... red has them all :p

@OP my first build was in a Sega Genesis Madden 94 box. I also made a laser out of the box a laser came in (meta as fudge). You can search the bay (how the cool kids are saying it) for laser heatsinks. Or get a good ol fashion curtain rod holder with a 12mm ID, or anything with a 12mm ID, preferably made of metal.
 

trevorman33

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thanks for the answers, I appreciate your tips, but i already built my laser inside a pvc barrel:thanks:
 

Moe Ron

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now i know why i can't find an mx900 to save my life... red has them all :p

Greetings,

Though it has been a while, I used to get the mx900 hosts from DTR. He never had them advertisd, and I believe he inherited a bunch from his brother when he went out of business.
They do make great hosts !!!

cheers,
Moe
 




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