It would be closer to 200mW +/- depending on the lens you get. Yes then you can just get a host/heatsink kit like the Skyray host kit or similar and just connect the red and black from the module to the red and black from the host, set the module in the heatsink and screw the head on. Assembly should take under 5 minutes.:beer:Hello DTR
I want to build my own laser.
However, I am not confident of full DIY
I understand fully DIY is
Take laser diode, insert in copper tubing, put lens in front, then solder driver to the diode and then take apart a flashlight.
However, your 77$ PL450B kit https://sites.google.com/site/dtrlpf/home/diodes/450nm-pl450-diodes seems interesting
With 200mA current what will the laser be? 600-700mW blue?
Once I get this module with driver attached, all I need to do is find a ultrafire,trustfire flashlight, take out the drop in module, and put this module with a heatsink around it?
For heatsink I am thinking of raiding an old motherboard and drilling home in aluminum
I was searching the forum for "Easy way out DIY" thread, but could not find any.
Wow, ambitious. Unfortunately, both of those are not practical builds right now. A 1W green will set you back about $1,000 minimum, and for a 4 Watt you would need to construct a dual diode system.My next build I would like to build a 1w green hand held laser then maybe a 3-4w blue hand held laser.
Hey thanks for the input. I am not up on what is feasible or even needed in a hand held laser, but it is an interesting hobby. Along with that keeping safety and responsibility in mind.Wow, ambitious. Unfortunately, both of those are not practical builds right now. A 1W green will set you back about $1,000 minimum, and for a 4 Watt you would need to construct a dual diode system.
3 watts of blue is possible though, with the Nichia 9mm diodes, which are also provided by DTR.
Trust me, there is a steep learning curve at the beginning, but after that, you retain all of the knowledge and you get the hang of it. Just make sure to get the need for safety in your head early on.Hey thanks for the input. I am not up on what is feasible or even needed in a hand held laser, but it is an interesting hobby. Along with that keeping safety and responsibility in mind.
Forget that - you're going to blow up laser diodes left right and centre without a driver. The reason that lasers generally use one type of battery are that a driver is easier to design for a smaller input voltage range (i.e. 3-4.5V instead of 3-9V).that has no voltage or wattage regulation.