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First laser build! With pictures and part list

Mikiemike

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Thought I'd try building my first laser using the following items and where I got them:

-S4 host (Same as C6 as far as pill/room goes) --Survivallaser
-Extended copper heatsink -- Survivallaser
-M140 445nm diode w/ 3 element glass --DTR laser shop
-X-drive 1.5A running at 8.4V -- Cajunlasers
-3/4" focus ring adapter -- Cajunlasers
-Blank contact board -- Survivallaser
-Temporary 2S lipo battery until my CR123A batteries come in the mail

Produces approximately 1.7W with a fully charged 2s lipo :D

Here we go.

First soldered the blank contact board followed by pressing it into the copper ring and drilled out pill to accept the x-driver



Next soldered the X-drive to the diode/contact board then put a little electrical tape since I ran out of heatshrink in that size :(



Snap shot of all the electronics together with the extended heat sink, I also did a thin layer of CPU paste around the copper diode.



Finished laser with the focus adapter in place :D



Beam shot of outside, I wish my camera could truly pick up the full brightness!



Good information on this forum, everything went smooth and quick.

Thanks!
 
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MrMantis

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Wow, this was pretty good, looks like a very powerful laser for a first build, That S4 Host, can you specify the make and model, I'm attracted to it.
 

Mikiemike

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Wow, this was pretty good, looks like a very powerful laser for a first build, That S4 Host, can you specify the make and model, I'm attracted to it.
Thanks man! It's from Survivallaser and it's the DIY S4, I was about to get the C6 when I saw the S4 haha, definitely looks better! :D
 
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BowtieGuy

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Nice neat first build! :cool:

Good choice on using the S4 vs. the regular C6 IMO.
 

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i said to myself... if this is another c6 build, im done here. Nice First Build! +1, love the moh focus adapter.
 

Mikiemike

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i said to myself... if this is another c6 build, im done here. Nice First Build! +1, love the moh focus adapter.
Haha yeah, there are a lot of C6 builds that's for sure. Thanks! I just made a copper extension to accept 2x 18650's, lot's of battery time now!
 
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