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Sigh...... I knew this laser hobby is a whirlpool for monnney and I was right... WELP there goes my saving plans.

I'm curious about how much would it take for someone with the hands of a pianist to assemble a laser for someone with twigs stapled to burger patties for hands.

  • Starting from the host by Grainde. $55
The LEGENDARY Kryton Groove : $32
Aqua GITD ring: $5
GITD Strips : $8
Polishing : $10
http://laserpointerforums.com/f39/new-kryton-groove-fs-thread-85693.html


  • The diode and driver and lens from DTR $165
1.7W M462 in Copper Laser Module W/1.8A X-Drive & Three Element Glass Lens
https://sites.google.com/site/dtrlpf/home/diodes/m462-462nm-laser-diode


  • Heatsink: $7
And now the heatsink....which I'm not sure what kinda heatsink the Kryton Groove can take but I don't plan for too long of a duty cycle.. maybe in the 30 seconds-1 minute range so an aluminium heatsink would be cool.



That should be about it right?
So.... all of the above plus extra for the assembling ... how much will this set me back?
 

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So I take it you have never had a groove before :)

Kryton grooves have a heatsink already,which the diode gets pressed into. Therefore you have to buy the bare diode and press it, then solder the driver to it. I can take a picture of my groove when I get home, but if you do some searching im sure you can find pics here on lpf.
 

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So I take it you have never had a groove before :)

Kryton grooves have a heatsink already,which the diode gets pressed into. Therefore you have to buy the bare diode and press it, then solder the driver to it. I can take a picture of my groove when I get home, but if you do some searching im sure you can find pics here on lpf.

Here's an old, old, old (did I mention old?) pic of the original Kryton smooth head.
I still have one of these old hosts in my safe ;)
The diode is pressed directly into the head
The driver is attached to the diode
Way back in the day, we still used wire between the driver and the diode ;)



Peace,
dave
 
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So I take it you have never had a groove before :)

Kryton grooves have a heatsink already,which the diode gets pressed into. Therefore you have to buy the bare diode and press it, then solder the driver to it. I can take a picture of my groove when I get home, but if you do some searching im sure you can find pics here on lpf.
Here's an old, old, old (did I mention old?) pic of the original Kryton smooth head.
I still have one of these old hosts in my safe ;)
The diode is pressed directly into the head
The driver is attached to the diode
Way back in the day, we still used wire between the driver and the diode ;)



Peace,
dave
Ohhh... VERY modular...
So no worry about twisting the wires off the driver when you screw the sink on... niiiiice.

So basically there's 2 parts to a Kryton Groove if I buy the lens,diode,driver combo off DTR and the Groove off Grainde...

Is it something someone with burger patties for hands can do ?
 
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Is it something someone with burger patties for hands can do ?
I like the krypton Grove host. However the battery contact inside can be tricky depending on how you set it up. Second you'll need a diode press to set the diode and carefully solder the diode to the driver after its pressed.

That's an expensive diode, in my honest opinion if you question whether your hand steadiness is going to be an issue you might want to have someone build it for you. Also the diode press is going to run you $15 iirc. That's an X-drive so you'll need two lipo. 16340s seem to fit best. The 18350s I've tried are to be long.
Just my thoughts
 
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I like the krypton Grove host. However the battery contact inside can be tricky depending on how you set it up. Second you'll need a diode press to set the diode and carefully solder the diode to the driver after its pressed.

That's an expensive diode, in my honest opinion if you question whether your hand steadiness is going to be an issue you might want to have someone build it for you. Also the diode press is going to run you $15 iirc. That's an X-drive so you'll need two lipo. 16340s seem to fit best. The 18350s I've tried are to be long.
Just my thoughts
Alright so... who do I choose to build for me ..cos.. there are LOTS of people of LPF with Blord being the most well known , but there's also tons of other guys.... so slightly lost here.... and generally how much will they charge for assembling?
 
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Alright so... who do I choose to build for me ..cos.. there are LOTS of people of LPF with Blord being the most well known , but there's also tons of other guys.... so slightly lost here.... and generally how much will they charge for assembling?
I can't speak for Grainde, but you could PM him about possibly doing this.
Typically I would offer to do this for you but I've been traveling around a lot.
In fact I did this same build. It will look something like this. (GTID not charged)
 
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Here's an old, old, old (did I mention old?) pic of the original Kryton smooth head.
I still have one of these old hosts in my safe ;)
The diode is pressed directly into the head
The driver is attached to the diode
Way back in the day, we still used wire between the driver and the diode ;)



Peace,
dave

Come on now dave, you cant just tell us you have an original kryton and not post a pic ;)
 
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I can't speak for Grainde, but you could PM him about possibly doing this.
Typically I would offer to do this for you but I've been traveling around a lot.
In fact I did this same build. It will look something like this. (GTID not charged)
coooooooool.
Its like a solid rod of topaz crystal coming out of the host
 

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Sigh...... I knew this laser hobby is a whirlpool for monnney and I was right... WELP there goes my saving plans.

I'm curious about how much would it take for someone with the hands of a pianist to assemble a laser for someone with twigs stapled to burger patties for hands.

  • Starting from the host by Grainde. $55
The LEGENDARY Kryton Groove : $32
Aqua GITD ring: $5
GITD Strips : $8
Polishing : $10
http://laserpointerforums.com/f39/new-kryton-groove-fs-thread-85693.html
Will send you a PM in a mo.

The pricing you quoted above is wrong!! ;)

I actually only charge $ 5 for all but the red the GITD, which is $ 8 and that includes both the rings and strips! :beer:

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I can't speak for Grainde, but you could PM him about possibly doing this.
Yup no worries I can and I actually have 2 for sale at the mo. ;) :beer:
 
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Will send you a PM in a mo.

The pricing you quoted above is wrong!! ;)

I actually only charge $ 5 for all but the red the GITD, which is $ 8 and that includes both the rings and strips! :beer:

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Yup no worries I can and I actually have 2 for sale at the mo. ;) :beer:
cooooooool beans!
Grainde , so.... can you build one for me please?
SWEET< didn't read the middle sentence lol
will be waiting for the good news :D
 
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cooooooool beans!
Grainde , so.... can you build one for me please?
SWEET< didn't read the middle sentence lol
will be waiting for the good news :D
Sure, are you interested in one of the two I already have for sale, or would like a different GITD colour/ polished version? :beer:
 
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Sure, are you interested in one of the two I already have for sale, or would like a different GITD colour/ polished version? :beer:
hmm... I initially wanted an orange-red GITD color but I wasn't sure how much would that be...

I would like a 462nm M462 with Orange red GITD , polished host please.
 

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hmm... I initially wanted an orange-red GITD color but I wasn't sure how much would that be...

I would like a 462nm M462 with Orange red GITD , polished host please.
Ok will send a PM with the details. :beer:
 

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Come on now dave, you cant just tell us you have an original kryton and not post a pic ;)
The original (Kryton Smooth) is a bit smaller.
It was designed for two 16340 batteries.
It also did not have a focus knob
The other main difference is that the body and head are "smooth".
They have no grooves cut into them
This one has been polished

The Kryton Groove will take an 18640.
It also has a bit more massive head that has been "finned.



Peace,
dave
 




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