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jamie.91

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okay so i like to be a little bit different and lets be honest not everyone has an orange laser so i am thinking of making one and would like your views and opinions

diode /  http://cgi.ebay.ca/635nm-5mW-laser-...ryZ53141QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

i know its line generator but as far as i know its just the lense and that can be swapped out easily

driver /  flexdrive or maybe build my own DDL and try that ????

host /  MXDL 3W http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2097

and then build a custom heatsink from aluminium on a lathe

all comments and help appreciated

thanks jamie
 

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First, let's get something straight... 635nm is NOT orange - it's just slightly more orange than your typical red laser, but hardly noticeable if you don't have them side-by-side to make a comparison.

That should work... I'd advise getting a module direct from Aixiz, instead of one from ebay. You'll want to double-check the current and voltage requirements before you try to make a driver for it... it's going to be different than that of a 16x or 803T diode.

EDIT: wow, I'm dumb... since Aixiz is the one selling that one, you'll be fine with ebay. I really should learn to actually read the listings. :p
 

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I think 635nm is a very interesting color. Its not orange orange. But compared to 670nm and 594nm. Its ~orange.

Also the more powerful it gets the more orange it looks. So I would advise looking for 635nm with a little more power then 5mW. I think you can get up to 30mW if you look in the right places. (like here)
 
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Yeah if your going 635nm you want some power behind it, i have a altlasnova 635nm pointer and to every one its red until i get out my dx 200 red. Its a nice thing to have, or add to your collection.

Your probably going to want something 10mW+ for a really good orange.
 
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jamie.91

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Styro youre a genius not needing a driver is awesome lmao time and effort saved lmao i think i will get that one lol

thanks jamie
 

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650nm

635nm

593nm

635nm Is a great color, although is pretty expensive for higher power.  
 

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Ace82 said:
650nm

635nm

593nm

635nm Is a great color, although is pretty expensive for higher power.
even my 632nm HeNe doesn't really look orange, it's just a brighter red than 650nm which is a darker red
 

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HERE is the same module from the same company but with a line generating optic for...

...HALF the price? get this one instead!
 
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jamie.91

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i need money to fund my orange laser, anyone intrested in buying a DIY box sytle red ???

150-200mW red diode purchased from a member of this forum
DDL driver
runs off 9V battery

not the best laser in the world but reasonably well made and will be sold for a reasonable price, any offers

thanks jamie

EDIT- http://the-final-frontier.piczo.com/?g=46093249&cr=701 this is a link to a webpage with pics
 

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jamie.91 said:
i need money to fund my orange laser, anyone intrested in buying a DIY box sytle red ???

150-200mW red diode purchased from a member of this forum
DDL driver
runs off 9V battery

not the best laser in the world but reasonably well made and will be sold for a reasonable price, any offers

thanks jamie

EDIT- http://the-final-frontier.piczo.com/?g=46093249&cr=701 this is a link to a webpage with pics
I think you will be better off keeping it, you most likely won't get what price you'd like for it with the DX200 red selling for $44 shipped.
 
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jamie.91

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hmmm i suppose
theres something about a box or something homemade that appeals more to me than buying something lol wierd i know :D

i guess its the sense of acomplishment :)
 
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Cyparagon said:
HERE (had to un-link because I'm still under 10 posts :p) is the same module from the same company but with a line generating optic for...

...HALF the price? get this one instead!

So would this module be able to replace the red one in that box that you made?
 
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jamie.91

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So would this module be able to replace the red one in that box that you made?

??? how do you know my red needs replacing ???

lol :D
 




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