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I know there are some posts about this already but I would like some advice regarding my build specifically.
I have a guidesman C6 host, M140 diode in aluminum heat sink and a microboost driver.

I need to heat sink the driver... do I attach it to the back of the diode's aluminum heat sink? Or do I try and attach it to the inside of the host?
I have some pennies from 1970 that are mostly copper... and was thinking about using DTR's idea about utilizing pennies to make a heat sink for the driver... but not sure how to physically go about it...

I have some arctic alumina thermal adhesive... anyway... your thoughts... recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

I dont have an aluminum "pill" like the one shown here
 

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Yea, I read that one many times...
I actually used a picture from that post in my example....

A few major differences:
I do not have an aluminum pill.
I do not have a perfectly fitting dollar coin
I want to use pennies to build a heat sink for the microboost driver but want some advice on how/where to adhere.

Thanks for your reply though
 

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Is that DTRs burnt up thumb? It's famous.
Yep! Since I started messing around and learning about electronics and lasers... (about 2 months ago)... I have sliced, singed, burned, ripped, gashed, punctured, scraped, branded, and taken large chunks of flesh from both hands and fingers. :yabbem:
 

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Here is an idea to use pennies... to heat sink the driver and distribute that heat to the actual host ...
So after I dremel them smooth and attach them together in that configuration using thermal adhesive... then I can attach the driver and then somehow attach the whole thing to the inside - side of the host...

thoughts?
 

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Finished grinding down my pennies... stuck them together with thermal adhesive... going to attach the edges of the pennies to the edges of the inside of the host. then I will use thermal adhesive to glue down the driver to the pennies.
I will attach the negative wire to the pennies and the positive wire goes through, down under the pennies, through a plastic shield and soldiered to the switch.

This is my first attempt at anything like this... so any feedback [good or bad] would really be cool.
thanks!
 

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Note to self... wear long sleeve shirt when grinding pennies into fine dust. it got all over my arms and neck and legs... buried into my flesh... itchy:yabbem:
 

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hey man,

First of all your plastic pill is either upside down or you need to open it up, sometimes theres a 'lid' peice of plastic ontop of it you have to remove, the pill area should be reccessed and have a decent amount of room in it to fit a microboost thats thermally glued to a peice of aluminium or copper of your choice, just tape her up once its done and jam it in the hole lol

the pill should look like this:





someones driver installed in the pill:



Hope this helps.

Fiddy.
 
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