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Finally first “build”!

Seffers93

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Finally got my first “build” together. Not sure I can really call it that as the diode had already been pressed into a 12mm module AND the driver was already soldered and set upon arrival.. all of this thanks to DTR. Will definitely be purchasing from them again.

I got the heat sink in the mail today from Rich. Came with a battery contact/spring with leads. Tough getting it into the host (see photos) but now it's a great fit and his custom lens adjuster works great. Thanks Rich!!

NDB7875 diode, module and driver from DTR with a G8 lens.
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Pressing the heat sink.. used a cheater bar, snapped the handle on the clamp, busted out the channel locks to finish 😂
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Instead of desoldering DTR's leads from the diode, I just soldered his and Rich's leads and used some heat shrink.
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Finished product with some beams!
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Had a lot of fun doing this one. Once my drivers get in the mail, I'll be building a pen laser with a Sharp 488nm from DTR and Laser66 pen host. Can't wait!

Thanks for viewing,

Seth
 





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Very nice. (y)
You can get Rich to make a 2nd head that's drilled and tapped all the way through so that you can lock down an infinity focus for taking out star gazing if you like, that and I also use the little thumb wheels that I drill and tap all the way through to use as retainers/nuts to lock down my infinity focus.

Also you can get Rich to do a head that's tapped for the Sanwu beam expanders so you can lock down your infinity focus and screw on the beam expander.

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Seffers93

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Very nice. (y)
You can get Rich to make a 2nd head that's drilled and tapped all the way through so that you can lock down an infinity focus for taking out star gazing if you like, that and I also use the little thumb wheels that I drill and tap all the way through to use as retainers/nuts to lock down my infinity focus.

Also you can get Rich to do a head that's tapped for the Sanwu beam expanders so you can lock down your infinity focus and screw on the beam expander.

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That’s definitely something I might look into. That would be especially useful around camping season. My wife and I love going out and star gazing.
 
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Finally got my first “build” together. Not sure I can really call it that as the diode had already been pressed into a 12mm module AND the driver was already soldered and set upon arrival.. all of this thanks to DTR. Will definitely be purchasing from them again.

I got the heat sink in the mail today from Rich. Came with a battery contact/spring with leads. Tough getting it into the host (see photos) but now it's a great fit and his custom lens adjuster works great. Thanks Rich!!

NDB7875 diode, module and driver from DTR with a G8 lens.
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Pressing the heat sink.. used a cheater bar, snapped the handle on the clamp, busted out the channel locks to finish 😂
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Instead of desoldering DTR's leads from the diode, I just soldered his and Rich's leads and used some heat shrink.
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Finished product with some beams!
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Had a lot of fun doing this one. Once my drivers get in the mail, I'll be building a pen laser with a Sharp 488nm from DTR and Laser66 pen host. Can't wait!

Thanks for viewing,

Seth
Hi,
Well done enjoy and be safe, now on to the Laser 66 pen build.
Rich:)
 
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Hi,
If you build another host you dont need to use the entire length of leads on the Dtr modules . Cut them down a bit so they fit easier into the heat sink with theists leads.
Rich:)🤙
 

Seffers93

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Hi,
If you build another host you dont need to use the entire length of leads on the Dtr modules . Cut them down a bit so they fit easier into the heat sink with theists leads.
Rich:)🤙
I did end up cutting them down quite a bit. I spent an embarrassing amount of time debating soldering the leads or going straight to the driver 🤦🏻‍♂️
 
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Congratulations on your first build. It looks great. I hope you are able to enjoy building many more.
 




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