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FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! 445nm, Blu-ray, or Red...

charliebruce

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

I used a very similar host (DealExtreme: $11.99 Cree XR-E LED Flashlight Complete DIY Body Shell/Casing Kit with Driver Pill (2*CR123A/1*18650)) for myself and made a custom heatsink for it - my design is practically identical, but in one piece (and with looser tolerances - a little bit of an air-gap between the 'sink and host to be thermal-pasted), and it is one of my favourite pocket-sized hosts ever. I highly recommend Jayrob's kits to anyone interested, his work and customer dedication is second to none!
 



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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

Thanks Charlie! :)


That host you linked is the exact host I use for my DIY Green kit...

And yes, it is very similar to this 18650 host. The reason I chose this host for this (red or blu-ray) mod, is that the other one that I use for my DIY Green kit does not come with a round circuit board to use in building a red or blu-ray. (just in case anyone was wondering)
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

I agree!

Amazing host Jay!! We now have pocket sized, 3-4hour run-time lasers!

I cant believe i missed this! I so want one for my next 8x!!! that way the bats wnt go shot in an hour :D

Thanks Jay, awsome job!

Tyler - Dark Lasers
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

Thanks for the props guys! :)

I have ordered more of these hosts to have on hand and expect my DX shipment any day...
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

Did they come in yet?
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

I expect them any day now. I have three outstanding orders of these...

One order was shipped on 10/19, the other on 10/22, and the third on 10/23.

Sorry about the delay, but I have the heatsinks made, and will ship the kits as soon as I get my DX orders... (I just left them a hair larger on the area that may need to be machined down for the close tolerance for perfect fit)
 
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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

Did they come in yet?



Update:

I just got these in today. (Sat.)

So the orders that have been waiting, are getting shipped on Monday. :)
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

I really like this kit, but I want to be as original as possible. Unfortunately I dont have a lathe or anything good to fabricate heatsinks. This is why I was wondering if the heatsink would fit this model. DealExtreme: $23.40 SacredFire NF-016 Cree Q5-WC 230-Lumen LED Flashlight (1*18650/2*CR123A)

I know that the outside diameter is a couple mm smaller, but if the inside was the same I would order the heatsink and a lens asap!
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

I'm sure the heatsink would need to be specifically for that host...

I could make you one for it if you want to send me the host. PM me if you want to go ahead and do that. :)
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

18650 kits shipping today: (Monday)

ndrew2505 (and other items)
Glutton (and other items) Yours is fit for a lasers4u 10.5mm module per your request.
kfriede

Thanks guys! :cool:
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

Crazy Jay, I shipped your 18650 kit today. (Thursday)

I soldered the jumper on the FlexDrive to the 155mA - 600mA range per your request, and set the current to 320mA's.

Hope that 8X build goes well! :)

P.S. If you want to set current, here's some great information from rog881 on how to do so properly using a test load that you can make. He shows a DDL driver, but it is the same procedure with any constant current driver:
It can be done - Laser driver

And in case you did not know, do not power the FlexDrive without a load. It can be damaged...
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

Crazy Jay, I shipped your 18650 kit today. (Thursday)

I soldered the jumper on the FlexDrive to the 155mA - 600mA range per your request, and set the current to 320mA's.

Hope that 8X build goes well! :)

P.S. If you want to set current, here's some great information from rog881 on how to do so properly using a test load that you can make. He shows a DDL driver, but it is the same procedure with any constant current driver:
It can be done - Laser driver

And in case you did not know, do not power the FlexDrive without a load. It can be damaged...

I appreciate it thankyou. Why does it damage the flexdrive?
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

I got the host Saturday. Now this is more like it. The double sided tape almost came loose but that was an easy fix. I have to say I like this a lot. I have to wait for the batteries to come in to test it out. Oh boy 320ma here we go!
 

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Re: FS: 18650 Build Kit! Easy Assembly! Blu-ray or Red...

Hey Jayrob,

That looks like a great host and a good home for my first laser :p
How mich will it cost shipped to Switzerland and how do I pay?

Thanks Mate

Richo
 




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