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Shotgundrums

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Some of you know I’ve had the worst of luck trying to build a Red WL pen. I’ve killed a few open can diodes and even a couple drivers, regrettably. But, tonight it came together successfully :)
This is nothing new or special to most. Only to me:D. Here are some pics along the way and a couple beam shots. There’s just something about a laser pointer pen that emits BRIGHT Red...I like it:D
Materials: Leadlight host (Thank you, Lifetime17), FlexdriveV5 ~340mA, ML101U29 660nm LOC diode, copper modul, Acrylic lens.
SGD:beer: :beer:
 

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Alaskan

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Great! Glad you got it, nice pics :)
 

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very nice pen style build,i love reds,mistakes always happening but we are learning and getting better ;)
 

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That's a sweet red pen, SGD, I really like those reds! :beer:
Glad to see that your luck held out and everything fell into place for this beauty. :yh:
 

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Nice job, those leadlight hosts are nice, might have to try a build with one myself.
 

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Great little red pen build, Josh. I have 5 of those diodes left in my stock. I think they are still as cheap as when I bought them at least five years ago. I am also fond of red lasers. Especially single mode ones with nice tight beams.
 
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Hi SGD,
Nice you made it through the gauntlet wish flying colors. Great job looking good buddy Enjoy..

Rich:)
 

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Excellent EDC, congratulations on getting over the finish line. Puts such a smile on the face and a joy in the heart, when the plan finally comes together. (been there a few times myself) Congrats again. :gj:

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very nice pen style build,i love reds,mistakes always happening but we are learning and getting better ;)
Thx, Chris!! I hope I’ve cashed out my silly errors for a while.

That's a sweet red pen, SGD, I really like those reds! :beer:
Glad to see that your luck held out and everything fell into place for this beauty. :yh:
Thx, Jeff! Of all the crazy color lasers these days, the Red spec of WLs are still my favorite:beer:

Nice job, those leadlight hosts are nice, might have to try a build with one myself.
You must have one...or 5 :crackup: laser66.com, although a very antiquated website, still does sell these hosts.

Great little red pen build, Josh. I have 5 of those diodes left in my stock. I think they are still as cheap as when I bought them at least five years ago. I am also fond of red lasers. Especially single mode ones with nice tight beams.
I couldn’t agree more, Paul!! Tight SM reds are awesome. These diodes are very cheap. I bought 5 for around $12. These seem to be similar to the LPC-826.
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Hi SGD,
Nice you made it through the gauntlet wish flying colors. Great job looking good buddy Enjoy..
Rich:)
Thanks a ton Rich!! This one made a great addition to the Pen chronical:D. Next I’m building one with a PHR805T 405nm diode.

Great! Glad you got it, nice pics :)
Thx Alaskan. This pen makes 3. Soon I’ll start a 405nm pen. I’m going to have to craft switch board mount as I broke one. That’ll be easy enough. :beer:

Excellent EDC, congratulations on getting over the finish line. Puts such a smile on the face and a joy in the heart, when the plan finally comes together. (been there a few times myself) Congrats again. :gj:

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Thx, Bob!! I think that when I build up my last two Leadlight hosts I’ll make a post of all 5 at once. Leadlight s sure are nice hosts.

Thanks for checking it out guys and furthering my building inspiration. It’s only from you all I’ve learned so much...thank you!!

Happy Memorial Day!!
SGD:beer:
 

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Kudos on a job well done! Wasn't aware of this retailer for the host - appreciate the suggestion!
:gj: Love the beams!
 

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The LPCs are 650nm and these ML101U29s are supposed to be 660nm. But, I haven't measured the wavelength to be certain of the specs. Both are a deep red color and not as bright mW for mW as the 638nm are.
 

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:gj: I like the tight red beams too. :D
 

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The LPCs are 650nm and these ML101U29s are supposed to be 660nm. But, I haven't measured the wavelength to be certain of the specs. Both are a deep red color and not as bright mW for mW as the 638nm are.
Yeah you’re right. I’ve seen em advertised both as 650/660 interchangably, and I’ve always wondered why that is. I guess we would have to measure them at different currents, huh? This definitely is a deeper red compared to 638. It’s a little darker than my GGW Red diode, from what I can see. These diodes are so cheap. I’d like to see more builds with them. :beer:

:gj: I like the tight red beams too. :D
They sure are pretty:D

Kudos on a job well done! Wasn't aware of this retailer for the host - appreciate the suggestion!
:gj: Love the beams!
Thx, Lew! Yeah when you buy one you have to add the PCB switch option. It’s just an unpopulated driver solely for a momentary switch:). Can’t wait to see yours soon.

SGD:beer:
 
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