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T_Warne

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25mW of 490ish awesomeness. This is officially my new EDC laser.





A Sharp GH04850B2G on a Micro FelxDrive 5 @ 75mw running on a 10280 battery in a stainless AAA host .



I love this little host. It is only 3.55 inches long and 0.487 wide. It has great feel to it; very hefty for it's size. I really like the metal clicky button. There just isn't quite enough room to fit a module with FlexDrive and still use the AAA battery. I opted for a 10280 (2/3 AAA) and everything fits, but it's a tight squeeze. I turned the copper module down a bit and machined a little spacer to house the driver.












My next build is a PLT5450B putting out 155mW of 450nm on a Micro FlexDrive 5 set at 260mW. This seems like a really inefficient diode. It's in a NEBO Tools 5872 CSI Edge 90 Flashlight





I love the look and feel; Lots of angles and facets with a rubberized grip, but I won't build in this host again. It is very cheaply made, using press-fit plastic inside instead of threaded parts. This definitely made it difficult to disassemble the head.



I'm having way too much fun learning how to use my dividing table. :crackup:



:beer:
 
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Alaskan

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Nice lil laser :) thanks for sharing your photo's, helps give me ideas :)
 

Lifetime17

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Hi ,
Nice work like to some flashlight mods really great .

Rich:)
 

BowtieGuy

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Couple of nice looking little builds, I really like the the one you're using as an EDC! :beer:
:gj:
 

LewDude

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That 490 is perfect! Great job and thanks for sharing the write-up.
I've got a couple of these hosts, but the battery is definitely the critical part for space-saving here. If you don't mind - where did you source the 10280? Ali-B is about the only option I'm seeing (grr).
That spacer is great, too!! Wonder if you might be willing to take some of money in exchange for a couple :)
 

T_Warne

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LewDude, Finding the batteries was challenging. I really wanted some quality AWs, but they seem to be nonexistent anymore. I ended up finding a seller on dhgate.com that was offering a 4 pack.
My machining skills are sub-par at best. You would do better finding someone who actually knows what he is doing. :rolleyes:

Richie89, I'd love to see the internals of the sanwu pocket. What battery is it using?
 
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LewDude

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Thanks T_Warne - the batt link helps :) They are tough to find. Got some on the way.
 

RA_pierce

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Nice job T_Warne. Those are some cool little lasers.
Looks like you did a good job on the EDC - sub-par machining skills seem to be enough for this job. :D
 

paul1598419

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That turned out to be a very nice EDC laser, Ted. Thanks for sharing it here. + Rep. :yh:
 

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The 450nm build looks really nice! i really like the way the thick beam comes out almost perfectly out of the fancy cap on the top...
Really well made! :gj:
 
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