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Green Star Trek Ghetto Phaser Build

ru124t

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Hi guys,
this thread is about my latest build, a green classic star trek phaser . I realize that Jayrob is the master at this , and while I am still saving cash to buy one of his masterpieces, I thought I would jury-rig a phaser to tide me over. I won't go into great detail on this as it has been done on here numerous times. Anyone wanting detailed info on this , should look no further than Jayrobs thread. http://laserpointerforums.com/f51/tutorial-star-trek-phaser-mod-green-46761.html

I contacted Jayrob for information on this and he was very helpful. I wanted to buy the custom heatsink that you see on his thread but could not wait. I bought this module 532nm 120mW Green Laser Module Green Laser DOT Module 3 0V 3 7V Spcial Offer | eBay . Without the heatsink it would be incredibly hard to center up the beam. As you know, I work in building supplies and hardware. I purchased a roll of thin aluminum tape that is used for sealing duct pipes. Using Jayrobs tutorial as a guideline , I cut the tape to the desired width and wrapped the module to the correct size. It work perfect and being aluminum , it makes a really good heatsink as well ! I should have taken pictures of this part of the build but I was so excited by the result that I could not wait to put the beast back together again! There is one thing I have to say before we get to the photos. If you build this , don't do what I did and use the stock trigger switch. Jayrob was right and although the switch works great, I really don't know how long it will last. I would recommend doing the switch mod on this when you build. Not a big deal for me, but for others this could be a problem.

Now for some Pictures and beam shots as best as I could get anyway! LOL















I would like to thank Jayrob again for all his help. Once I have all the funds in place, there will be a Jayrob model phaser in my collection.
 



Laser Chick

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Nice mod :beer:
I am cracking up as this just reminded me of what a bunch of geeks we are :D
All is good though as we are the ones who keep developing and pushing forwards and are never happy with just as is or good enough.
 

Pman

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Good job also making it work and REP.
Will say that you should have a really strong beam if that was actually 120mW. If I were you I would go and buy some Fasttech 5V 5mW modules for under $6 each as not only are they WAY overspec, they have a pot you can adjust (adjust to .43A for max output from my testing). 1/3 to 1/2 of them will adjust to over 100mW with that setting and they run from about 2.8V to 5V with about the same output.
I do have a Jayrob Phaser with all the bells and whistles that a good friend of mine who barely ever visits (Lazerbeak) bought for me as a shocking surprise when I almost died in the hospital a couple years ago. Anyone who remembers him wishes he was still here:( He was VERY kind and helped many members and had great giveaways.
Anyways, props for figuring things out on your own. I use thin copper all the time with things I build but I am running out.
Did you keep the sound and how well does it work? The one issue with a lot of these is for some reason the sound is kind of hit or miss when you pull the trigger (Jayrob said this is a known issue). I haven't gone through why yet but about 1/2 the time mine won't trigger the sound and it used to be able to make 2 different pitches but mine only does one now.
 
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ru124t

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Hi Guy, the sound works on mine everytime . The only thing is it only does the continuous firing after a couple of presses. I have not taken out the ole laserbee to measure but this has a nice thick beam and it is a really bright green ! Both sound works everytime on mine. This module also has a pot but I did not touch it. I will have to measure it later this evening.
 




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