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Pink Hand Grenade PL450 {PIC HEAVY}

Javalin

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I finally got my girlfriend's laser done! It started life as an MP3 player.

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I took out the speaker on the bottom and the lever on the top that housed the switch.

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Then I added jump wires to connect the left and right twist functions to the push button leads. Now the laser can be operated via twisting or pushing the lever.
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Then I used a dremel to make the pill that houses the module, driver, and battery. This is where the driver sits. The module would be pointed up if it were installed.
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And this is where the battery sits. A tiny 10180 powers the driver set at 200mA.
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And now for the end result:
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Tmack

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Wow jav. Laser bob Vila. Great craftsmanship
 

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Ha! You did it:)
Unique and awesome.
Be a man and give it back to her now Lol
REP tomorrow when I get out of bed as my phone won't allow it:( Really annoying.
 

Javalin

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Wow jav. Laser bob Vila. Great craftsmanship

Laser Bob Vila, I'm still laughing at that. Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I think I'm going to order those LED's and drivers this week. Don't let me forget :)

Ha! You did it:)
Unique and awesome.
Be a man and give it back to her now Lol
REP tomorrow when I get out of bed as my phone won't allow it:( Really annoying.

I did, finally got the courage to try my hand at Dremel heat sinking. Not bad, but it takes a while and it certainly isn't lathe quality. But as soon as I get back to my house I'm going to look for one. Funny you should mention giving it back, we went down to the pool tonight and were beam watching. I ended up draining the battery and didn't bring a spare :(

Super cool and a unique host. +1

Thanks Skeez, I'll be doing my grey one sometime. I'll probably wait until I get a lathe for that one though.
 
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Tmack

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Oh yeah. Lathe for yours! Dremel for hers! Haha. Page outa my book. But babe, you can't even see it! It's not like it matters. I'm just a perfectionist with my stuff,,,,,ya know?
 

Javalin

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Oh yeah. Lathe for yours! Dremel for hers! Haha. Page outa my book. But babe, you can't even see it! It's not like it matters. I'm just a perfectionist with my stuff,,,,,ya know?

HAHA, no it's more like 3 days of my life I'll never get back making the heat sink. And it's far from enjoyable. I'll still make them with the Dremel until I get a lathe just not that one. You can't really tell the size from the photos but it's TINY. The over all outer dimensions are 3in X 1.5 the Heat sink was machined from 1 1/16" Al and was 2" when I started but I took some off to make a little more room. There's a reason it's using a 10180 (that's 10mm in diameter and 18mm tall)

Besides, she just wants a pretty blue light :p
 

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Wow yeah from the pictures I really wouldn't have expected those dimensions. Lol yeah mine wanted a pretty purple one. (Cough eBay pen cough) 4 bucks ill never get back ;)
 

Raiden Gekkou

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Oh wow, that's creative. Maybe someone could make a youtube channel where they build lasers into small household appliances. I wouldn't mind seeing a toaster made to hold two 50mW 532s in each bread slot.
 




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