Wow I wanted to tell everybody, I just got my Blu-ray laser from the 1st GB. Daedal put it into a box and when I switch it on the fun begins! He sure did a great job! This thing so way unique! ;D ;D ;D I can barely look at a day glow card with so bright a dot! I also used a lens and yup! It will etch black plastic of my ball point pen cap! Makes tiny burn lines, and with sharp eyes, you will see the smoke! My friends say in the swimming pool (at night) beam is really impressive! I'll be sending a couple of glow samples to Daedal
Gazoo and Mike, I have only dared take mine to firstname.lastname@example.org. How long a duty cycle can you run these things at 52-55ma? I imagine the power curve must be quite steep over this tiny 10ma input range for you to pop balloons and light matches. I have a spare diode, but I really don't wanna blow the one I am using.
I'm hoping to get in on another GB for BluRays if it ever happens again. I'm a noob here & I'm trying to support my 13-year old son's interest in lasers. He became interested in an instructables laser flashlight hack. Bought an AixiZ module & a busted DVD burner. Extracted the diodes from the burner & tested the polarity, but haven't soldered them into the module yet. I think if I could buy a BluRay already in the module, that would be ideal. I'd also need advice on how to power it.
Looking forward to learning the basics here. After we browse a bit, I might sign my son on for his own account so he can ask questions (he has a ton of them). Let me know the best way to procede.
Well, toothless - you are in the right place ! Have him READ lots in the experiments and mods section....after he has read for a while, then he can ask lotsa questions ! We have lots of young adults on here his age, and are family friendly here ! Welcome to the forum - both of you !