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Maglite solitaire 405nm minibuild (picture heavy)

Blutquell

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Hi guys, this is the first laser I've built. The unit dates around six months back, yet i never took pics cause no camera :cryyy:.

Finally I snapped and bought myself a camera on a shopping spree with my financial aid money... heh so i thought I'd share with you guys this little pointer since i believe its cute.
The unit is an Aixiz mini 405 whith lolidk output at 6V

As the title states, inside a Maglite Solitaire.


I was going to leave the plastic window of the flashlight to protect it against dust, but i found the material reflects violet light quite well and owns the brightness of an already dim diode... so i removed it


I removed the switch assembly and used a burr to expand the diameter in order to fit the module. Also, to remove the non-conductive anodization to make it case negative.




Luckily, this dremel burr has the exact same diameter as the module so i got a tight fit and the module has a good connection.



As battery souce i am using half of a 12v battery xD
The ones that have a bunch of 1.5v button cells inside them.



All that yields us this. I soldered a 5cent momentary microswitch for the luls. The button is made from a broken 1/8 tap.


Woot it lases.



I know many of you guys like to see the utmost detail in things, so i took two can shots.





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Congratulations if you've red this far lolololo.
I guess i still have the new camera rush to take pics of everything. The laser has a very short battery life obviously, since they're primary button cells.

I could not find a small lithium or similar that outputs anywhere near six volts. Does anyone know of any? like a 10440 in half or so.
Next up, i will upload my PHR photos. Thanks for reading ;o
 



Blutquell

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Nice build!
What's the output...?
Thanks :eek:
Output wise, i have no idea since aixiz does not state it. I would say around 20mW

The 10180 looks like it fits, i can still move stuff around to accommodate something longer or by cutting the spring. However, using only 3.7v would diminish its power right?
 




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