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My first diy red burner

thagrit

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I bought a 3 pack of 100mw cw supposedly 250mw pulsed diodes from zetbiz in korea. they are purportedly sony sld1236vl diodes from a pack for 16x dvd burners. they are very bright. I have so far been unable to burn with them though. I have 2 axis modules. I mounted one in a module and focused the dot as small as I can get it but no burn. this setup is running off 2 AA batteries with minimal regulation. I am building a regulator for a flashlight from the Daedal sticky. I am new to this so this is my first attempt at a burner any help would be appreciated.
 

chido

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Can you post any pics of what the dot looks like, maybe you got scammed and the LDs are dead. Also, you say minimal regulation, what do you have, a resistor, a capacitor, both, or nothing??
 

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you should have no problem burning anything dark in color. i only ordered the 8x diodes from him and mine will make black materials smoke instantly and pop ballons the second i get the dot focused properly. it could even just be your batteries
 

thagrit

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I made the current regulator circuit and my laser diode pops balloons but doesn't light matches. what I need is a better colimator optic because it is a rather large dot even focussed to it's tightest spot. It doesn't burn bags (again I think this a focus issue). Also I see that it's power rapidly falls off using double A batteries (alkaline). I intend to get some NimH batteries but have to wait till the first of next month.
 

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With proper drivers and optics, all of these should light matches.. i even managed to do that with a DX30 and a magnifying glass - its all about getting the spot small enough.
 




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